Of all NHL teams of recent history, no team has been as bad as the New York Islanders. Snow has been the GM since 2006 where he won NHL Executive of the Year by Sports Illustrated and earned New York a berth in the playoffs, but lost in the first round to Buffalo.
They wouldn't return to the playoffs thereafter.
Snow told fans that there was going to be a rebuilding process in hopes to make the Islanders into a Stanley Cup contender in the few years to come.
Snow signed Bill Guerin to two-year contract, as well as bringing in free agents Mike Cromrie, Andy Sutton and Jon Sim.
Early on the Islanders looked like another playoff team, but injuries plagued the team, and would for years to come. The Islanders finished with the fifth-worst record in the league, missing the playoffs.
The next year head coach, Ted Nolan, was fired and replaced with Scott Gordon. Near the trade deadline, Snow traded Mike Comrie and Chris Campoli to the Ottawa Senators for Dean McAmmond and San Jose's first round pick in 2009.
McAmmond is currently a free agent and accumulated 16 points in two years for the Islanders.
New York's season in 2008-09 resulted in the league's worst record.
Since then, it's never gotten better. Another coaching change ensued, bringing in Jack Capuano.
One has to wonder when there's going to be a GM change.