New York Islanders Daily: Trade Deadline Criticism Isn’t Knock On Lamoriello
The New York Islanders didn’t make a move at the deadline yesterday. You can be upset that the Islanders didn’t improve and also still love Lou.
Today for the Daily’s I have a rant that I want to let out. Yesterday, the New York Islanders left Deadline Day with the exact same roster that they started it with. It was upsetting to me and a lot of other Islanders fans.
I wrote a recap of deadline day and was critical with the ideology of staying put. If you want my take on why staying put was a bad idea you can read it in more detail there.
Anyway, I received a number of responses saying how can you turn on Lou Lamoriello already and why are you questioning Lou’s plan. That bothered me too. Just because you don’t agree with someone’s ideology on everything doesn’t mean you don’t like and or trust them.
I think Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz are a top-three General Manager and Coach duo. With that being said I’m not going to agree with 100 percent of what either of those two fine gentlemen does. You love your parents but I guarantee you that you didn’t agree with everything they did, even though they were looking out for your best interest.
It’s silly to not use your own brain, provide your own logic to situations, and to just blindly follow the person in charge because it’s their job. It’s okay to think critically, it’s actually encouraged!
Lamoriello is not Garth Snow, we are not comparing him to Garth and we never will. But to sit here and write a positive review of a deadline where the Islanders stayed put when they had the chance to go for it is something I’m not comfortable doing, nor do I agree with.
I am hopeful that the Islanders will win under Lou Lamoriello’s watch, I just think they missed the boat on doing it this year. Lou, I still love you, despite what a portion of the internet will falsely tell you.
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