It is just hard to believe that Snow

  • The Islanders have built a solid team up front, with only the Lightning scoring more goals. Josh Bailey is having a career year and Mathew Barzal, taken No. 16 in the first round of  the 2015 Connor McDavid-Jack Eichel draft, looks like the Calder Trophy winner.


    It's just hard to believe that Snow, a former NHL goalie, hasn't done anything about the netminding tandem of Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss that's ruining his team's season. They're last in the league in goals against average (3.57) and 30th in save percentage (.897). With only five points separating teams 2-8 in the Metropolitan Division, you can't have goaltending like that.


    So Gary Bettman said in Tampa last weekend he wanted referees to stop "overthinking" goalie interference calls and stop searching for reasons to call goals back. Seems reasonable enough. According to Sportsnet, there had been 35 goalie interference challenges overturned from goal to no goal through Thursday -- the same total of all of last season.

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