Newsday describes how Garth Snow isn’t happy with the results his team has posted so far this season, but he isn’t ready to do anything drastic.
This is the team the Islanders general manager assembled, so he’s not interested yet in giving up on any of his struggling younger players or dumping veterans for draft picks either.
“As I’ve said many times, if there’s an opportunity to upgrade our roster and make the team better, we’ll do it, but not at the expense of our young guys or prospects,” Snow told Newsday on Wednesday, a day off for the Islanders before Thursday night’s game with the Canadiens. “We’re not going to mortgage our future to make a quick fix. That’s not our plan.”
Snow said he has no plans to call up a prospect from Bridgeport just to shake up the roster.
“The group we have [on the Islanders] has won games this year and looked good doing it at times,” Snow said. “If we call someone up, it’ll be based on what we need at that position at a given time. We made some waiver claims at the start of the season to bolster our depth and we think that’s helped with the development of our prospects in Bridgeport.”