eeping Garf on in any way is just a another half assed measure this franchise can’t afford.
Rumor has it that Wang gave Garth a long term extension before selling the team, which could explain keeping him on, but in a different capacity other than GM. I would rather see him out of the organization, but I could live with it if he is no longer in charge of the roster. Who knows, maybe he is qualified to make coffee for a new GM. Or pick up his dry cleaning.
Great season so far, but last night's loss was brutal. An awful lot of good was undone by the bullpen in one nightmarish inning.
4 hits by Cabrera, two manufactured runs by Lagares, couple of RBI base hits by Frazier, dominant outing by deGrom, all for naught after that 8th inning meltdown. Its only April, but tonight is probably as big a game as you could play this early. It would be a great sign if they can bounce back and get back in the win column tonight.
Islanders looking to hire top hockey executive By Chris Botta | 3:40PM
Co-owners Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky are in the process of identifying a top executive to join the Islanders' hockey operations department, two NHL sources confirmed on Tuesday to SNY's Point Blank.
Since current Islanders President/GM/Alternate Governor Garth Snow has not been relieved of his duties more than a week since the end of another disastrous season, it is believed that the new hire would become Islanders GM while Snow would remain President (or given a new title).
The process includes asking other NHL teams for permission to speak to some of their executives. Among those expected to be on Malkin and Ledecky's list of highly-regarded hockey people to interview are Julian BriseBois (Lightning), Paul Fenton (Predators), and Tom Fitzgerald (Devils), who are assistant general managers with their respective clubs.
One source said that Malkin and Ledecky will wait for the completion of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs -- to see which executives become available -- before intensifying the process. A conversation with Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello, whose son Chris is the Islanders' assistant GM, should also be of interest to the Islanders' owners if the legendary ex-Devils boss becomes available.
Many of the top candidates will not be interested in joining the Islanders unless Malkin and Ledecky give them complete autonomy of the hockey operations.
Just what we needed -- a late goal to extend the season by a few minutes. Watched the 3rd period & OT tonight -- had to watch in case this is it for Tavares who had the OT game winner. Will it be his last as an Isle. Just hoping this was it for Garth and Dougie.
How the fuck is Nick Leddy going to end the season with the worst +/- in the NHL. -42. Another fun fact from the Detroit broadcast team. Our 73.5% PK is the worst PK in the NHL since the 88-89 season. Almost 30 years.
If JT is back, and Garth and Doug are both gone, this cesspool of a season will have been worth it. However, it likely will be the opposite. So long, JT, and Garth gets to continue with his 20 year rebuild plan. Gotta love this team.
Lith, you follow Staple o Twitter? Now that he’s not at Newsday, he can write what he wants.
Yeah. Don't subscribe to the Athletic though, so I just get to see his little teasers but not the full article. Just can't wait for the season to end at this point -- have not watched a game in about a month, which is kind of sad that it may be Tavares last few games as an Isle, but I have no interest right now.
Garth has finally got to be gone after this shitshow of a season, right? How could Ledecky possibly justify bringing him and Weight back?
I like the trade. I like the fact that we got aggressive and moved into position to take one of the top guys without giving up next year's 1. I just wish I had more confidence that Macc would pick the right guy, and that Bowles and his staff will be able to develop the guy.
History suggests we have about a 50% chance of hitting on a Top 5 QB. Certainly better odds than a second or 4th rounder, but when you look at the history of top5 QBs, there is still a pretty big miss factor. Probably the most important guy on this team for the next couple of season is Jeremy Bates. I have no confidence in Bowles ability to develop a QB, nothing we have seen in his 3 seasons would suggest that he or his staff can. There was no evident development in Bryce Petty from Year 1 to Year 3 -- he still looked like a lost rookie when he stepped in this season. And forget about Hack -- there is nothing any of us have seen that could possibly suggest that he has been developed. It has got to be up to Bates, can he help whomever we take - Allen/Rosen/Darnold/Mayfield develop into a Top 10 QB.
For the record, here is a list of all QBs drafted top 5 in the last 30 years (excluding the most recent few years since it is too early to pass judgement). I grouped the QBs into Franchise QBs, Solid Starters (guys who started most of their careers but floated around the league), and busts.
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Of the 28 guys, 14 are considered franchise QBs, and you could probably argue that a couple of the "franchise" guys belong in the starter category (Bledsoe, Palmer, Vick). 50% hit rate. Do we have the coaching staff/scouting staff to push the odds higher than 50%. I hope so, but I don't have a lot of confidence in our decision makers/coaching staff. I just hope they get it right.
Not to be homerish, but if you compare Sanchez to the rest of the QBs on that list, there's no way he should be labeled a bust. Save for Vince Young, none of them had close to the margin of success that Sanchez did. Couple with his run with the Eagles, I'd have to say you give him starter status.
Fair enough,. I was really focusing on number of starts the guy has had in his career. Collins started 180 games, George started over 120. Bradford at 80 is the closest comparison to Sanchez (72), but Bradford's starts were limited due to injury. Aside from the one year with the Snoopy Bowl injury, Mark has been relatively healthy.
Either way, it is a subjective measure and whether you consider Sanchez a bust or not, it does not change the point that 50% of the Top 5 QBs do not reach "franchise QB" status.
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