With two first and two second-rounders for the upcoming draft in hand, New York Islanders GM Garth Snow decided not to make a big gamble during what will either be the final trade deadline of John Tavares‘ current, bargain contract … or the final trade deadline of the Tavares era. Ultimately, much of the outlook, from the big picture to more specific matters like how Josh Bailey‘s extension will be judged, hinges on if Tavares decides to re-sign. If the last few months play any role in Tavares’ decision, it sure doesn’t look very promising with March about to begin. It would be bad enough if fans were putting up “Snow Must Go” billboards if it felt like the executive and others were going down swinging.
From billboards to scoreboards, Islanders look dismal
Pro Hockey Talk | Mar 1