Tuesday, July 18, 2006

New York Islanders: Chinese Firedrill [J. Mark English]

NEW YORK (AP) -- Neil Smith was fired after less than a month as general manager of the New York Islanders and replaced Tuesday by goalie Garth Snow, who retired from the club to take over the position.

Smith was abruptly let go after getting back into the NHL following a six-year absence. He was a bit of a surprise choice to replace Mike Milbury last month. His replacement is even more of a shock.
It took the Islanders almost a decade to get rid of Mike Milbury, and took them just a few days to get rid of Neil Smith? I didn't know James Dolan owned the Islanders...