New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow generally has avoided high-cost, long-term free-agent signings. Instead, he's mined the depths of the marketplace, unearthing some real gems.
In 2009, he found 30-goal scorer Matt Moulson after the Los Angeles Kings chose not to sign him. In October 2010, Snow snagged speedy forward Michael Grabner off waivers from the Florida Panthers.
And in the summer of 2012, Snow signed Brad Boyes after the Buffalo Sabres showed no interest in re-signing the forward, and the reward has been a rejuvenated player who already has matched his full-season offensive output from 2011-12.
It's been a great comeback for Boyes, but will he finish it with the Islanders?
NHL.com examines the pros and cons to the Islanders making Boyes available to move prior to the April 3, 2013 NHL Trade Deadline: