Islanders owners Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin have been on a search since the summer to bring in a new executive to run the team's hockey operations, reports Newsday's Arthur Staple.
According to Staple, the new owners have worked to bring in a "big name" that would either work alongside GM Garth Snow or could make changes to the front office.
The Islanders have reportedly talked to former Islanders forward Pat LaFontaine and ex-Ranger Brad Richards about the position. LaFontaine played eight years with the Islanders and was in a front office spot for 40 days in 2006, leaving with then-GM Neil Smith before Snow took over.
Although the owners have had discussions with a number of people, nothing is imminent, Staple reports.