Fortune favors the bold.
- Some Latin Proverb
For years New York Islander fans (myself, included) have been waiting years for Garth Snow to pull the trigger and cash in on the team’s painstaking rebuild.
We had the depth to pull of a move for a star, it was just a matter of time.
Tradehawks on Islander forums have clamored for the past two years that it was time for the Islanders to trade picks, prospects and players for a star. The conservative contingent preached patience, and more importantly faith in GM Garth Snow.
Last night, that faith was put to the test.
It all happened very fast. There were no rumblings of a move out of Islanders camp at all. Snow’s MO is to work quietly and surprise hockeydom with a subtle move here and there. He’s not a blockbuster move type of general manager.
The only other time Snow went for broke was the pre-rebuild blockbuster that brought Ryan Smyth to the Island for two prospects (Robert Nilsson, Ryan O’Marra) and a first round pick. That move came...