July 18, 2006

Hidden: From backup goalie to GM??: For a moment I thought I was reading an article in The Onion. Nope. Then I checked the calender: April Fool's? Uh-uh. My favourite part: "Snow will have to learn on the job and learn about the cap, which his playing contract will count against for each of the next two seasons when he was due to earn $750,000 per year." It's only a matter of time before a fantasy GM is hired somewhere in some sport (baseball has already come perilously close).

posted by rexthewonderdog to hockey at 10:28 PM - 8 comments

I don't know a thing about hockey, but this looks like a lot of fun. You take a former player you're close to and surround him with experienced staff. It worked with Avery Johnson in Dallas (as coach, not GM), and I'm sure there are more and better examples. I wish stuff like this happened more often. I'd love it if a few major sports team brought back the player/coach.

posted by dusted at 10:42 PM on July 18, 2006

This thread is already going. Pull it in here.

posted by chicobangs at 10:42 PM on July 18, 2006


posted by dusted at 10:48 PM on July 18, 2006

Lets just hope hes better at the GM job then he was in goal but then again who cares im a DETROIT fan

posted by sirtt22 at 11:23 PM on July 18, 2006

Hmmm. Let's take a has been player who doesn't know squat about management and make him GM. Have we learned nothing from the Matt Millen Experiment?

posted by ctal1999 at 11:55 PM on July 18, 2006

Double deleted.

posted by justgary at 11:58 PM on July 18, 2006

wang should be committed...and please re name the team the new york wackos..is it any wonder why pat lafontaine quit???

posted by ktown at 10:11 PM on July 19, 2006

I think it was a risky move but ... I like it because Snow has experince with winning because he was on the 1993 UMaine Black Bears National Championship Team Where he was the Backup goalie also but he came in in the 3rd Period of the championship game relieving Mike Dunham to win the game.

posted by redsoxfreak at 02:07 PM on July 24, 2006

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