Thursday, February 20, 2014

Isles GM Snow Criticizes IIHF/IOC Over Tavares Injury

Earlier today, news came out that Islanders star center and captain John Tavares would miss the rest of the NHL season after suffering a torn MCL and torn meniscus in Canada's 2-1 win over Latvia yesterday.

According to Newsday, as one would expect Islanders GM Garth Snow wasn't very happy about this.  He told Newsday, "Are the IIHF or IOC going to reimburse our season ticket holders now?  It's a joke.  They want all the benefits from NHL players playing in the Olympics and don't want to pay when our best player gets hurt.  It wouldn't matter if we were 10 points up on a playoff spot or 10 points out.  We lost our best player and he wasn't playing for us."

Personally, I was very surprised to see something like this come from Garth because he hasn't been one who really ruffles feathers with anyone during his time hear.  While I question some of what he said, I applaud him for saying what he did and standing up instead of just sitting back like he normally would.

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