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06-14-2006, 05:08 PM
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Minnesota Wild hire Chris Snow as director of hockey operations

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http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=168754&hubname=nhl

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06-14-2006, 05:10 PM
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Gasp, finally something worth reading about!

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06-14-2006, 05:11 PM
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Yeah, this'll be interesting for the Wild fans...We're split on this decision with me going, W T F?

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06-14-2006, 05:17 PM
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What a seemingly strange hire.

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Seems a bit young for such a lofty position, no?

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06-14-2006, 05:27 PM
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Well, he was voted the top beat writer for the Boston Red Sox. Can't ignore that when hiring a director of hockey operations.

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so a beat writer for the bosox gets a director of hockey operations gig in the NHL?


hell, I'm a landscaper which should mean I'll be the 4th overall pick this year...

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Yeah that seemed an odd move for two reasons when I read that article on TSN. The young age and then the beat writer background. I could understand someone that young if they had been like a former college player that had like a business or management degree or something and the pro career wasn't going to work out. That would at least make more sense.

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06-14-2006, 10:15 PM
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the question is what exactly is director of hockey ops for the Wild?

It's not too glamorous with most teams. They get a lot of projects from the GM that don't really require "hockey skills" (i.e. coordinating travel schedules with scouts). They really don't do much of any player evaluating.

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so a beat writer for the bosox gets a director of hockey operations gig in the NHL?


hell, I'm a landscaper which should mean I'll be the 4th overall pick this year...
Does this mean that the Sox-beat at the Globe is open? Because as a poster here at HFboards and Minnesotan (who has never been to Boston), I think I'd be perfect for it.

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This seems right on par with the rest of the decisions being made by this organization lately. The only way to respond is with a great big HUH?

Man am I scared to see what we do at the draft...

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Enforcers.. it'll be our "All Enforcer" draft. FEAR!

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06-14-2006, 11:52 PM
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Somehow I don't think that's out of question ceber

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I don't know if this is a repeat post but I came across this related article on the SportsPages.com site:

http://www.boston.com/sports/basebal...to_latest_job/

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What's the big deal about this hire? It's not like he's going to be out making trades or drafting players. At least not this off-season...

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It's the fact he's 1) a beat writer, no experience whatsoever 2) he's extremely young

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Good for him, what a lucky guy.

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Wow, what a lucky guy, but I can't help but think W T F. Director of Hockey Operations to a 24 year old who has one year of writing about the wild. Makes the Wild look bad.

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Makes the Wild look bad.
Only if you think the job is something it isn't.

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It sounds like he's pretty much a number cruncher, and general go-fer for DR and Thompson. I think it might be a good idea to have someone that young in the front office to wake them up a bit. Maybe he'll convince them to put a more entertaining team on the ice in the future. In any case, it doesn't sound like the job requires a lot of hockey experience, just a knack for statistics.

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