New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello is going to take your questions in a rare accessibility exercise for an Isles GM. With the season on hold, this is great content from the team.
On Tuesday, the New York Islanders revealed that GM Lou Lamoriello will be taking your questions as part of a mailbag. With the season on hold, this is exactly the type of activity the Isles (and other teams) need to do in order to keep fans checked in and entertained with the season currently on hold.
You can submit your questions for Lou at the
by 5 PM easter time on March 18. What are you going to ask him?
When was the last time we had access to the GM like this? I’m not talking about season-ticket holder events or whenever a GM answers questions from the media. I’m talking about taking questions directly from the fan base.
I remember Garth Snow having this mail-in Q&A when he was hired in 2006, then Garth and Ted Nolan answered questions from fans back in 2008, Garth had another Q&A in 2010. But I can’t remember something similar happening after that.
Near the end of his tenure as GM Garth Snow was a distant man who seldomly spoke to the fans. To be fair, Snow wasn’t a favorite amongst the fan base and he knew it.
Look, Lou probably isn’t going to say anything of value. The man is known around the league as being tight-lipped and keeps his cards close to his chest.
Although we’re kind of used to that by now. Again, Snow wasn’t always out there talking to fans and when he did he gave answers like these:
(This is from his 2008 Q&A with Ted Nolan)
"Question: Are you looking to sign any big name free agents this off season?Answer: We’re always looking to improve our team. If the right player comes up and it makes sense financially, we’re going to do everything we can to get that player."
But with nothing going on this is the right time to engage the fanbase and to give them access to the man who’s at the top of the hockey operations pyramid and the one who is making all the decisions for this team both now and into the future.
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So what are you going to ask Lou Lamoriello? Are you going to ask him if he has another rule he has for the team that we don’t yet know about? What does he plan on doing with the top-six now and going forward?