Islanders Finally Can Snow and Weight
By Patrick Hoffman
The New York Islanders are making moves, folks.
The date that will go down in history for the Islanders as the franchise's two best moves in a long time is June 5. On this date, the organization went ahead and fired both general manager Garth Snow and head coach Doug Weight.
It's about time. Together, Snow and Weight were absolute trash and did nothing to move this team along in the right direction.
While Weight was solid for a few months after replacing Jack Capuano behind the bench, he did not get his team to play well this season, especially defensively. When it comes to Snow, he was simply awful.
Snow was someone that should have never been hired in the first place. It was an absolute joke that he was even hired in the first place having absolutely no experience as a hockey executive.
That is exactly what Snow ended up being to this organization. He did not make any good deals, not many high-end free agent signings, and basically put this club behind more than ahead in terms of the club's development.
With these moves, it is clear that the Islanders' President of Hockey Operations Lou Lamoriello is doing everything he can to get this ship back on track. He knew that this team needed some big changes and right now, he is making them.
Let's see if he can continue to make the moves he needs to make in order to move this franchise back in the right direction. So far, it certainly seems like it's moving that way.
Previously, Patrick has covered the NHL for Sportsnet.ca, Kukla’s Korner, Spector’s Hockey, About.com, NHL Network Radio blog, TheHockeyNews.com, The Fourth Period, Stan Fischler’s “The Fischler Report”, as well as a slew of others.