February 28, 2018 | 10:15am ET
FANS BITTER AS ISLES STOOD PAT
Garth Snow, GM
New York Islanders fans are still out with their pitchforks after Monday’s trade deadline added little to the team’s roster.
A smaller trade involving depth players was made with Anaheim, sending Jason Chimera to Orange County in exchange for Chris Wagner, but Islanders GM Garth Snow once again failed to complete a large move at the deadline.
Snow has been at the forefront of criticism when it comes to the trade deadline, as he is almost always quiet on deadline day, failing to make a move that could benefit his club.
It is no secret the Isles need to improve their defense if they want to show that they can be a contender and prove to pending free agent John Tavares they are serious about winning a Stanley Cup in the near future. But Snow played it safe. Perhaps too safe?
“With the personnel we have, if we can get everybody playing to their potential we can beat anyone in the League,” Snow told The Athletic. “We’ve shown that.”
Isles fans beg to differ as the twitter-verse blew up to the reaction of a possible return for Brock Nelson.
TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported that one team was making a “hard push” for Brock Nelson, but Snow didn’t bite.
Nelson, 26, has 14 goals and 11 assists for 25 points in 63 games; the return for whom could have been a boost to the blueline the Isles so desperately need.