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In Garth's final season as the Islanders' goalie he and I were waiting for a faceoff in his end...

In Garth's final season as the Islanders' goalie he and I were waiting for a faceoff in his end zone following a commercial timeout. The Islanders were a struggling team at that point and a pretty frustrated bunch of players. Snowy said to me, "You want to know a scary thought Frase? Things are going so bad for us right now that I'm the toughest guy we have on this team and I'm the bloody goalie!"

Great stuff on Snow as masked combatant from Kerry Fraser's mailbag/column at TSN. h/t LHH user Uwe43.

I'd love to tell you the Capitals' general reaction [to the Bolts acquiring Roloson], because it...

I'd love to tell you the Capitals' general reaction [to the Bolts acquiring Roloson], because it was pretty funny. But the one word is somewhat unprintable on a family website. Let's just say they have a healthy respect for Roloson.

From Elliotte Friedman's always fantastic 30 Thoughts

We asked the agents: Which GM gets a bum rap from fans and the media but is actually quite good at...

We asked the agents: Which GM gets a bum rap from fans and the media but is actually quite good at what he does? Two answered immediately and emphatically: New York Islanders GM Garth Snow. "The most underrated GM in the business," said one agent. "He knows every nuance of the CBA. He has confidence in his five-year plan and is methodically implementing it." Another agent said that Snow is a straight-shooter with a "player's mentality" rather than a Harvard education [...] "He gets a player's ear by being aggressive," said the agent.

From Puck Daddy's excellent NHL Free Agent Confidential: What agents are really thinking. That's right, baby. Haters can hate all they want. But there's a man at the helm who's sticking to his plan.

"Our fans have embraced the direction we’re going in," Snow said. "It’s always neat when you’re walk...

"Our fans have embraced the direction we’re going in," Snow said. "It’s always neat when you’re walking down the street or going into a restaurant and someone stops you to say, ‘We like what you’re doing. Keep it up.’"

Good read on the Islanders rebuild at Hockey Journal. h/t to BCISLESMAN for pointing it out. I know there is varying opinion on specific decisions (e.g., whether to sign an enforcer and bid on Tanguay or Babchuk), but overall it does feel like Isles fans have bought into the need for this rebuild: Like cleansing the remnant ashes of Milbury. Agree?

"First, thank you for the patience you've exhibited. We're going to make some mistakes, we're going...

"First, thank you for the patience you've exhibited. We're going to make some mistakes, we're going to do some very smart things. We're going to stay the course, we're going to build this team with the younger players, through the draft, and sprinkle in the kind of free agents we believe will add to the team."

Charles Wang's message to Islanders fans in the WFAN interview. He made no mention of "thousand points of light," but he did fault himself for "chickening out" and not hiring Snow as GM 40 days earlier.

"The biggest thing is we don't want him to feel like he's got to be the guy every night. We want it...

"The biggest thing is we don't want him to feel like he's got to be the guy every night. We want it to be a smooth transition for him ... He's a pretty mature kid. He's been through a lot ... I'm sure if there is anybody that is going to be quick to handle everything, it'll be him."

>>Scott Gordon discusses his new prize, John Tavares.

[Duchene and Tavares agent Pat] Brisson said he usually knows by now, adding that Garth Snow's cone...

[Duchene and Tavares agent Pat] Brisson said he usually knows by now, adding that Garth Snow's cone of silence act is something he's never experienced in 20 years at the draft.

From TSN's live blog/chat thingy. [Video of Brisson here.] Insane. The NHL owes Snow a promo bonus (which he may or may not need, heh).

"I'm told fan polls and surveys and such won't affect the decision. But honestly, I think the...

"I'm told fan polls and surveys and such won't affect the decision. But honestly, I think the environment surrounding the pick will be super-heated by June 26th. Who knows whether Charles Wang will suggest that Tavares could be awfully good for the box office? ... If they go a different direction, it will be out of a very strong conviction because they'll need a lot of backbone to back it up and explain it to the fan base."

>>Greg Logan in today's Newsday chat. From a purely cold observer perspective, it would be fascinating to watch how a non-Tavares announcement is handled.

"I showed them Long Island because you don't get a good feel for it if all you see is the Coliseum....

"I showed them Long Island because you don't get a good feel for it if all you see is the Coliseum. They all loved Long Island. I talked them through my experiences from when I first signed with the Islanders in 2001. "All I knew about Long Island was the Marriott hotel and the Coliseum, but you come here and fall in love with Long Island. That's not to say this was a recruiting mission. It's not like free agency. These kids are going to be happy anywhere they go. But it's a chance to get to know them."

>>Garth Snow discusses hosting Tavares, Hedman and Duchene on separate days on Long Island, in a great update from Greg Logan. Hedman and his dad liked the golf courses -- no word on what Hedman thought of the women, though. Is it possible to over-think this decision at #1? Probably. But I'm happy the Islanders are being this thorough (even more internal meetings are planned). The decision is "kind of a big deal."

Listen, the way -- I won't even mention the name -- but the way he does his business is the polar...

Listen, the way -- I won't even mention the name -- but the way he does his business is the polar opposite of the way I do things. I'm not going to sit on a soapbox, a grandstand, and announce any of my intentions. We like to keep our business in house, and whether it's talking to another manager... one of my players, one of my coaches, in my office, it stays within the four walls. That's just the way I am ... the way we operate.

Garth Snow, on Leafs Lunch Wednesday, expressing his admiration for the m.o. of Brian 'Bluster' Burke. The quote has been spliced quite a bit elsewhere, so I thought I'd post his (mostly) full answer here.
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