NHL Trade Deadline 2017: Blame Every GM

The NHL Trade Deadline was accurately named for 2017, it was fairly dead. If you looked at the fan base of the New York Islanders, you would think that GM Garth Snow was dead as well seeing that he politely abstained from making a deal of any kind today. The Internet melted.

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2016 NHL Draft Trade Recap

via NY Post

via NY Post

At 12:01am on Monday, the 12th of June, in the year 2016, the NHL’s Christmas Season started. Teams began to analyze the trade , prep their buyout lists for Wednesday the 14th, and start genuinely┬ásalivating over the cap-afflicted teams for parts. GMs consume the theoretical like Alex Ovechkin at an open bar.

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The 2015 NHL Entry Draft – LIVE! – Day One Final

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25:  General Manager Garth Snow of the New York Islanders on the phone during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 25: General Manager Garth Snow of the New York Islanders on the phone during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

The 2015 NHL Entry Draft begins on June 26th in Sunrise, Florida. But for the New York Islanders it begins with pick 72, formerly the Florida Panthers’ third round pick. You may remember that pick was acquired in the 2014 Draft day blockbuster that saw the Islanders trade back…a whole year.

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