New York Islanders
The Great White North
Fans have every reason in the world to be furious with Garth Snow.
There are nineteen games left in the regular season, the team is heading in the wrong direction, and their franchise player John Tavares has yet to sign a contract extension.
Once again, the Islanders are among the league's top teams in scoring, but remain among the league's worst in terms of goals against. That's been the ongoing condition under Garth Snow, whom once again effectively did little to change it.
SNOW MUST GO
PAID FOR BY LONG ISLAND HOCKEY FANS
The billboards are up - one at Sixth Avenue and Flatbush Avenue,
the other at Atlantic Avenue and Classon Avenue.
I'll probably swing by tomorrow and snap some pics.
In the meantime, you're stuck with my version.
Snow sent the Edmonton Oilers a 2019 third round draft pick in exchange for 26-year old blue-liner Brandon Davidson.
Listed at 6'2" 208 lbs., he is a minus-five over 137 NHL career games played. Davidson was originally drafted by Edmonton in the sixth round of the 2010 entry draft. He was traded in Feb. 2017 to the Montreal Canadiens. By December, however, he was back at Edmonton when the Oilers claimed him off waivers.
Garth Snow also acquired center Chris Wagner from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Jason Chimera.
Net result ~ zero impact.
I'd be pissed off, too.
The Islanders are on thin ice. They've lost three straight, and have slipped into a ninth place tie with the Carolina Hurricanes. Both are four points behind the Columbus Blue Jackets in the race for the second Wild Card position, and nine points behind the seventh place New Jersey Devils (whom Tuesday night defeated the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins for the second time this season).
Meanwhile, the Florida Panthers are right behind them with 64-points and have suddenly become the hottest team in hockey.
*Hope Street mural, Williamsburg