5 Reasons New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow Should Be Fired

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5 Reasons New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow Should Be Fired
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New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow.

New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow should not be fired for sending All-tar Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens this past trade deadline.

In fact, while the return for Vanek (a second-round draft pick in a below-average draft and a mid-level prospect in Sebastian Collberg) was laughable, to a certain extent, Snow should be commended.

After all, according to ESPN’s Katie Strang, Snow said the offer was the best the Islanders received by far. Granted, he also said the Isles “felt ‘very fortunate’ to have made that trade,” and one has to believe at least there he’s lying through his teeth.

However, if you’re to believe the first part—and, considering the perception Vanek will pursue free agency this offseason, it’s very believable—credit Snow with putting the organization first, even if he probably waited a lot longer to trade the man than he should have.

Snow easily could have refused the Montreal offer and kept Vanek until July 1, at least making it seem like the two sides were trying to work out a long-term extension. However unlikely that end result would have been, the optics would have been infinitely better.

At least this way, he was able to get something for the top-line winger, admittedly at the further expense of his image as a incompetent GM. So, no, the Montreal trade should not alone be the reason Snow gets fired. It should, however, be the last straw. Here are five others that together should break the camel’s back:

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