An Interview with New York Islanders Beat Writer Anthony Curatolo

July 27th, 2010 by Todd Cordell Leave a reply »
I would like to thank Anthony for doing this. His work can be found at and .

Q: What are your thoughts on the Islanders offseason moves so far?

A: Well, when you hear the same constant complaining about the ice at the NVMC (Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum), as well as the NVMC itself being too old and out of date, I personally feel the Islanders offseason has been on par. It is difficult to bring in the big name free agents to a team that is still in the development window.  Garth Snow, when brought on board as GM, called it the five-year plan and it seems that, to date, he is sticking to it.  Acquiring players like Milan Jurcina, Zenon Konopka, P.A. Parenteau, and Mark Eaton shows the fans that Garth knows there are holes that need to be filled and he is filling them with the best possible options. The attempts for the bigger named free agents were made, and more money was offered, but many elected to sign elsewhere for whatever reason.  So, as a whole, they are doing a decent job, but when you look at it from a whole picture perspective, it is not an easy task to be the GM of the Isles ...

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