Jon Ledecky praises the Hall of Fame stability of the NY Islanders organization

Apr 27, 2024; Elmont, New York, USA; New York Islanders head coach Patrick Roy in game four of the
Apr 27, 2024; Elmont, New York, USA; New York Islanders head coach Patrick Roy in game four of the / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Islanders have come a long way in the past six seasons. Of course, what happens on the ice is always most important, and there's plenty to improve there, but it shouldn't be overlooked or under-appreciated that the Islanders have gone from an unstable, sometimes minor league franchise to an organization that is led by two of the biggest names in the history of the NHL.

That fact isn't lost on co-owner Jon Ledecky.

Talking to Peter Schwartz of Sports Bash Media at a YES Network event at The Paley Center for Media, Ledecky shared his thoughts on having GM Lou Lamoriello and Head Coach Patrick Roy back for the 2024-25 season.

"Very excited that we have the stability of moving forward with two Hall-of-Fame guys," said Ledecky. "They were doing the break-up press conference, and I'm sitting there going, both of these guys are in the Hall-of-Fame; how great is that for Isles Nation to have those people leading our team?"

The full interview with Ledecky and other clips from the event will air on Wednesday night at 8PM on a special edition of "Sports Bash" on YouTube and Facebook.

Unlike the prior year, Lamoriello spoke to the media at the first opportunity, quickly ending any speculation that he wouldn't be back for his seventh season as President of Hockey Operations and General Manager. Sitting alongside Roy, he announced that the two would return, presenting a united front and perhaps collaboration toward how the roster is constructed next season.

"I think Patrick having a full season and having a full training camp is going to be fantastic," Ledecky added while standing on the event's red carpet. "Change is good, and Patrick had a third of a season, and look at the impact he had. We're very excited about next year, very excited we have the stability moving forward with two Hall-of-Fame guys."

The Hall of Fame team of Lamoriello and Roy have some tough decisions ahead of them to turn the team from a playoff team to a Stanley Cup contender. There's excitement about what Roy can do with more time to infuse his system and mentality on the roster, but doing so with the same team will not be viewed as enough change for a fanbase thirsty for the same glory tasted by Lamoriello and Roy throughout their decorated Hall of Fame careers.