Tag Archives: garth snow

REALITY CHECK: Garth Snow Has Been GM For 12 Years

“Snow has been GM for 12 years” – the usual fan quote.   True. He has. The problem that no one wants to see that there were 4 phases/mandates for Garth Snow to work under: PHASE 1: Took over from Neil Smith, had to deal with his vets and Milbury’s bare cupboard for 2 seasons before finally convincing Charles Wang ... Read More »

LESS THAN ZERO – How The NY Islanders Season Blew To Bits

  This season was Doug Weight’s first as head coach where he was able to install his own system. This singular sentence really answers how the 2017-18 season blew-out.   Yes, there are other factors, but in the end, the one constant above all others is that this system failed. Furthermore, Doug Weight’s first year as coach was a succession ... Read More »


    No matter how you slice and dice it, Sakic and the Avalanche’s handling of Matt Duchene is a prime example of how not to handle a player and trade situation. Now those who still wait with bated breath for Duchene to land on the NY Islanders… don’t.   Per source, that chance is less than 1%   The ... Read More »


  The NHL is not a computer game. Many team hockey operations lament that fans tend to have an unrealistic sense of how things work thanks to hockey games like EA Sports NHL Hockey. 1. Here’s a tip that you need to ALWAYS remember: All GM’s want to make their teams better.  2. Salary present and future matters big time. ... Read More »


“I have seen the face of God.” – Howard Beale, Network   We have all seen the blogs, tweets and rumors. The NY Islanders are one of the most active teams behind the scenes to land key needs or upgrades via trades. They look to be trying to land a wing AND a center. NOTE: Eberle is being cited as coming ... Read More »

ISLESBEAT Hockey Reality Primer To The Next Few Weeks

  Dismiss any name you have heard rumored to the NY Islanders.  Every time a player “appears” available, invariably, they are somehow connected to the Isles. This is just pure fan or writer fiction. Fans have a tendency to create their own scenarios… sadly, some actually blog about them… and then they become somehow then the expectation. Purely hypothetical fan-created ... Read More »


  The good and bad in the Isles coach hires New NHL vs old NHL is very clear on the Isles handing the yoke to Doug Weight and the subsequent assistant coaching hires of Luke Richardson and Scott Gomez. Richardson has upside. Richardson is someone with a long relationship with Doug Weight as a player and has been in the ... Read More »

Rocky Mountain Low For the Isles At The Trade Deadline

    There seemed to be only one prize that the NY Islanders coveted this past deadline. Just as I wrote back last summer, the Islanders have been very wary and trying to pick off a high-level talent that a team might find expendable or tradable due to other needs. This has really only occurred with two players. I’ve talked ... Read More »

Skip to toolbar