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View Poll Results: Would you accept the Isles GM position under Wang?
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03-11-2014, 05:26 PM
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Would you like to be The Isles GM?

As Islander fans, would you accept the GM position under Wang, knowing his limitations?

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03-11-2014, 05:43 PM
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Sure, I would gladly take his money. How much worse off could the team be?

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03-11-2014, 05:52 PM
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I would say no because I know better, but if I was seriously asked to become the NYI GM, I don't think I could refuse.

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03-11-2014, 05:58 PM
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Who's saying no? We all know that if this was a serious situation (like it was with Snow) you would take it

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LOL Doc, but I like the follow-up!

However, you should have fleshed this out a tad, perhaps ask people to answer a few questions to get a better sense of their desire like:
1) Why do you think you are qualified?
2) How many contracts have you negotiated with players represented by some of the cheesiest gonads on the planet?
3) Are you willing to look season ticket holders in the eyes and lie like a rug without showing any emotion?
4) Can you live with the enmity of every single Islander fan after Wang makes you the roman messenger of doom?

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Of course not-why would I?

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03-11-2014, 06:19 PM
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LOL Doc, but I like the follow-up!

However, you should have fleshed this out a tad, perhaps ask people to answer a few questions to get a better sense of their desire like:
1) Why do you think you are qualified?
2) How many contracts have you negotiated with players represented by some of the cheesiest gonads on the planet?
3) Are you willing to look season ticket holders in the eyes and lie like a rug without showing any emotion?
4) Can you live with the enmity of every single Islander fan after Wang makes you the roman messenger of doom?
My question is if you would take the job, not if you are qualified.

As for the rest, it all falls into working with Wang's limitations.


I'm glad you like the question though, and I hope you voted.

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03-11-2014, 06:21 PM
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Of course not-why would I?
If I may ask, why wouldn't you?

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03-11-2014, 06:27 PM
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My question is if you would take the job, not if you are qualified.

As for the rest, it all falls into working with Wang's limitations.


I'm glad you like the question though, and I hope you voted.
It is your poll, and you run with the ball bud. But Wang isn't about to hand the GM ship to just anyone. I would imagine you'd have to prove that you can draw a hockey puck with a crayon or something first. The general idea of what you and I had spoken about was if Wang wanted you to run the club, meaning you had passed an interview process. But then again, maybe he would just give it to anyone. If he fires Snow (as if) it might be a good time for us to start hanging out in the Coli parking lot drinking 45s and throwing bones.

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It is your poll, and you run with the ball bud. But Wang isn't about to hand the GM ship to just anyone. I would imagine you'd have to prove that you can draw a hockey puck with a crayon or something first. The general idea of what you and I had spoken about was if Wang wanted you to run the club, meaning you had passed an interview process. But then again, maybe he would just give it to anyone. If he fires Snow (as if) it might be a good time for us to start hanging out in the Coli parking lot drinking 45s and throwing bones.
I know he isn't going to hire just anybody, but the original point was that you said if Snow wasn't corrupt like Wang, he shouldn't have accepted the job.

My point is he would be stupid not to, as it is a great opportunity, regardless of Wang's presence.

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I have a unique business solution for Wang.

General Manager of a sports franchise is a unique opportunity that many people would pay to have the experience of being. There are not many jobs in the world that people would pay to work. I propose to Charles that he offer up the job of GM to whoever he can find that would pay him the most for the job.

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03-11-2014, 06:48 PM
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Hell yes, Cappy getting fired asap.

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And have all of you guys yelling at me every day and calling for my head!? No way!

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Voted no.
1-Would not work for Wang.
2-Last thing I need is you guys getting on me.
3-I'm happy as a teacher.



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Hell yes, Cappy getting fired asap.
That would certainly be my first move...

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03-11-2014, 07:25 PM
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No. I know damn well how underqualified I am to run an NHL team. I wouldn't know where to start.

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I'd accept the job, though I'd probably be fired the moment I told him the way things actually were rather than what he wanted to hear.

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Yeah. I could handle the stress and job limitations for that salary.

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what kind of salary are we talking?

$500,000 sound right?

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Yeah. I could handle the stress and job limitations for that salary.
What's the Salary?

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What's the Salary?
Don't know exactly but I'm sure it's more than mine. Couple hundred thousand at least I'd guess.

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If I may ask, why wouldn't you?
Very stressful job, I'm more of a laid back person, and personally I'm very happy with my current job/lifestyle (I'm a high school teacher and I also run my own online business).

Working as a GM in the NY market is extra pressure, perhaps a job in a market like Columbus I would be more open to.

I'm obviously not qualified, if I'm going to do a job and put my name on my work--I need to know it's not only to the best of my ability, but that it's successful. I don't believe in putting my name on a crappy end result. I expect more from myself and my students (ok most of my students LOL).

I get the point of your thread. It's not that I blame Snow for taking the job. I don't dislike him on a personal level either. I actually like how tight-lipped he is with the team. But unfortunately he's failed as a GM. Even if an employee of mine is a great person and I really like them a lot....if they're doing a crappy job and they've been given chance after chance after chance...unfortunately it's time to let them go. That's reality.

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Very stressful job, I'm more of a laid back person, and personally I'm very happy with my current job/lifestyle (I'm a high school teacher and I also run my own online business).

Working as a GM in the NY market is extra pressure, perhaps a job in a market like Columbus I would be more open to.

I'm obviously not qualified, if I'm going to do a job and put my name on my work--I need to know it's not only to the best of my ability, but that it's successful. I don't believe in putting my name on a crappy end result. I expect more from myself and my students (ok most of my students LOL).

I get the point of your thread. It's not that I blame Snow for taking the job. I don't dislike him on a personal level either. I actually like how tight-lipped he is with the team. But unfortunately he's failed as a GM. Even if an employee of mine is a great person and I really like them a lot....if they're doing a crappy job and they've been given chance after chance after chance...unfortunately it's time to let them go. That's reality.
Whats your online business? Are you the guy making the Snow Must Go Shirts?

Anyway, I agree... Snow seems like a good enough guy... Maybe a little smug at times... But I think Wang is Loyal to a fault. I think he hires like minded people which explains why Snow is so Loyal to Cappy, who also seems like a good guy. They even draft and trade for character guys... It all trickles down, unfortunately so does all the bad stuff... Here's to better days.


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No. I know damn well how underqualified I am to run an NHL team. I wouldn't know where to start.
Sounds familiar

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Several hundred thousand dollars to do just about nothing? Yes please.

If Garth slept until 2pm everyday, would anyone notice?

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