When asked about how the critics would respond to his selection of the controversial Joshua Ho-Sang in the first round of the NHL draft last Friday, Islanders general manager Garth Snow told a TSN national television audience that “he’ll fit right in. They s--t on me, too.”
That being the case, it didn’t take long for Snow to absorb more s--t after inking former Maple Leafs Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski to long-term deals on Wednesday, courtesy of former NHLer Jeremy Roenick.
Tweeted @Jeremy_Roenick on Wednesday evening: “Way to go islanders!!!! Making a 40pt guy a 5 million dollar player!!! Grabovski?? 5 million??? I’m going back to the gym!! Good god.”
For the record, Grabovski gets a four-year, $20-million US deal while Kulemin rakes in $16.75 million US over four.