As you might know, the Isles also dissolved Bryan Trottier’s position within the organization. That said, they are trying to find a new position for the lauded Islanders Alumni. However, on the backend of the HiJanks panic, it was just another nail in the coffin for some fans who have been searching for ledges to stand on with aplomb lately.
I spoke to a source who knew Trottier and had some things to say on it.
He always told me that he had “a fancy title, but had no freakin’ idea what his duties really were.” He told me he has always wanted to be a coach again, but that Snow was dead-set against him. He always said he was shocked that they “let him come around.”
He also said. “They just tell me which kid to go see and I go and take him out to dinner and “evaluate” him…whatever that is.” He used to laugh and say “they’ve never listened to me about a kid.”
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