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New York Islanders Podcast: Lou Lamoriello Fires Garth Snow

BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello attends the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello attends the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders President of Hockey Operations makes thousands of Islanders fans days by firing Garth Snow as the team’s General Manager.

Every New York Islanders fan will know where they were at 2:00 pm on June 5th, 2018. When the New York Islanders informed the public via Twitter, that General Manager Garth Snow and Head Coach Doug Weight had been relieved of their duties.

Firing Garth Snow was that important. It’s something we’ll never forget. After 12 years Garth Snow will no longer be making decisions for the New York Islanders.

A culture change needed to happen for the Islanders and it certainly did. In a single day, the new President of Hockey Operation cleaned house and will start over with himself at the top. It was a good day. Probably the single greatest day in New York Islanders history for the last 20+ years.

Matt and Mitch rejoice loudly with singing, chanting, high fives at the news and share where they were when the news broke.

What Else Do We Talk About?

As much as the firing of Garth Snow and Doug Weight is outstanding news, we don’t spend an entire hour talking about it. There are other things to discuss, like:

The misconception that the New York Islanders need a scoring winger. Their top four wingers are perfect. Maybe they need some help on the third line. But why go out and acquire a player when the Isles have Kieffer Bellows waiting in the wing?

With the draft fast approaching and the Islanders needing a top-four defender and a goalie, who do they trade to acquire either? Who are the Islanders top five players or assets (don’t forget about those two first and second round picks) that are likely to be traded by the end of June?

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Next: Pros and Cons of Trading Up At 2018 Draft

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