Former Islanders GM Fires Shots At Ownership

Published August 22, 2023 at 6:39 PM

Former Islanders GM Garth Snow has spoken out for the first time and has a bone to pick with Islanders ownership.

Snow Speaks Out

Since being fired in 2018, Garth Snow has stayed generally quiet on his time with the Islanders.

However, he has finally spoken out on the franchise and has fired some major shots.

"There were things I'd recommend that got shot down. And then I chuckled when Lou [Lamoriello] got hired and well, they're gonna go do the things I recommended." - Garth Snow

Since his buyout, Snow has not worked with any other NHL organization, a part of his clause. However, it seems like he could be a GM once the period is over as he could have made some of the Islanders teams that were bottom of the barrel playoff contenders.

Snow's Time With The Islanders


Snow was the Islanders' GM for nearly 12 years and had an up-and-down tenure. While he built several playoff teams and had many good moves like drafting Mat Barzal and Brock Nelson, Snow had some terrible moves as well like the Rick DiPietro contract and Griffin Reinhart pick.

Snow's Islanders normally were hovering around the bottom of the NHL with them having five top-five picks in six years. However, it seems like if Snow had gotten his way, he could have built the contender Lou Lamoriello built on the Island.

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