Islanders General Manager Garth Snow is likely not in danger of being fired, according to Elliotte Friedman of SportsNet.
"He is safer than many of us expected," Friedman said during Hockey Night in Canada.
The Islanders have made it the postseason three out of the last five seasons under Snow, who has served as the team's GM for more than a decade.
"I've heard the Islanders hired someone to go around the league and ask and get some impressions about the job Snow was doing," he said. "Word was the report came back positive. You're never sure in this league but it does sound that Garth Snow is a lot more safe than we thought."
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Maybe the star of the 2016 mega hit movie, 'Dr. Strange', wasn't Benedict Cumberbatch but Jonathan Ledecky. Maybe, at the end of the day, the joke was on us. The Islanders have acted in unorthodox fashion for decades now but it was thought things would be different as new ownership was ushered in... an ownership that was heavy on community outreach and public relations and said all the right things to fans ears that made them want to continue to open up their wallets although the team still has only one playoff series victory in over 20 years.
It's been assumed all across mainstream media that Snow was safe ever since the announcement of Doug Weight as head coach and subsequent conference call. Ledecky has been hot on the trail of a team president for about a year now, with Newsday reporting he even courted the great one, Wayne Gretzky, to come to Brooklyn. But this takes things to an entirely different level.
I get that the Islanders' new ownership group is inexperienced and needs to foster connections across the league, an area they are woefully -- and not by their own fault -- way behind in. But allowing the league to dictate Snow's fate? And paying someone to solicit those opinions? There's unorthodox…..then there's just plain cosmically tragic.