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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 255 - I’m Not Under Anyone’s Control

Much like Peter Laviolette and Mike Peca, Garth Snow has made a decision this summer that is now tainted his Islander legacy.

Mike and Dan get together in the middle of a quiet summer to discuss an interview with former Islanders GM Garth Snow that tries (and fails) to change people’s opinions about the events of July 1, 2018.

With his Islanders contract done and with an eye towards getting back into an NHL front office, Snow decided to tell Islanders fans, through the New York Post’s Ethan Sears, that they are wrong to boo former captain John Tavares whenever he returns to Long Island as a Maple Leaf.

In Snow’s eyes, the decision to not trade Tavares before he hit free agency came from owner Scott Malkin, not the player or the general manager. While that might be true, Snow’s misunderstanding of why fans still hate Tavares, not to mention the out-of-left-field timing and other petty-sounding quotes, come as a disappointment to many who viewed his work with the team in a positive light.

It’s the first real noteworthy Islanders thing that we’ve seen in months, so the guys have a lot to say.


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