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Chris Snow - New director of hockey operations for the Minnesota Wild

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Jun 14, 2006.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I agree. And what a huge coup for the Wild, considering Snow left Minnesota for not only a chance to work close to home but also for what everyone said was his dream job, at the Globe.

    Not only that, he was apparently doing terrific work on the Bosox beat and had been ever since he got there.
  2. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Thanks, JR. That hurts, man. ;D
  3. jambalaya

    jambalaya Member

    I remember hearing Snow had a very in-depth knowledge of the NHL, far more than any beat writer might have. His thoughts on management, drafts, etc., were what put his reporting over the top and he had built a lot of respect within the league in a short time. Perhaps this is what the Wild recognized. Clearly he left an impression on someone while he was in Minny. Congrats to Chris.  
  4. estreetband75

    estreetband75 Member

    Maybe it's a position that will allow Risebrough to concentrate more on the big club. With the dual title, he was involved in a lot of the marketing and off-ice stuff. ... Snow could be in charge of the minor league system and overseeing the draft.
  5. sportsed

    sportsed Guest

    Here is a bio of one hockey ops director, selected at random, from among recent NHL media guides.

    “He coordinates the efforts of the club's scouting staff, handles research in advance of contract negitoations and arbitration hearings and serves as a liaison between the club and NHL on matters involving the Collective Bargaining Agreement. He also scouts games in the NHL, AHL, ECHL and Central Collegiate Hockey Association for the club.”

    On the masthead, this person is eighth on the “Hockey Operations” ladder behind coach, associate coach, assistant coach, GK coach, director of player personnel, director of pro scouting and director of player development.

    Hockey Operations is grouped third behind Ownership and Executive Staff.
  6. Just a thought - but who now is better positioned to write an "inside the NHL" book than Chris Snow? I'm betting he's keeping a diary.
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Dear Diary,

    I think Lou is on to me. Must execute plan earlier than expected.

  8. WHA73

    WHA73 Guest

    None of the Red Sox will be shedding any tears about Snow's departure......
  9. WHA73

    WHA73 Guest

    The Sox PR guys are doing a dance ribght now as well
  10. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I'm sure they are still exchanging Christmas cards with the other former beat writers, though.
  11. WHA73

    WHA73 Guest

    You know you're percieved as an a-hole when David Ortiz dosn't fancy you!!!
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Why's that?
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