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.
Started with a bang, then Garth Snow showed up to show people how to do work, and it ended….oh my god.
Here, enjoy some taeks.
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.
There weren’t any assets us use. There wasn’t any sense of urgency to deal.
Garth Snow, poker star.
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A GM got what he wanted, cast off what he needed, and set the tome for everyone else to grab a lifejacket and ride his wake.
This is Tim “The Tank” Murray.
It wasn’t exactly an 11:59:59 deal for a defenseman, but it was critical. Johnny Boychuck and Nick Leddy are now New York Islanders.
If you need to improve a position, why trade the only stability you have?