12/26/12

Player Garth Snow's Comments On Lockout Sept 2004

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/26/2012 08:58:00 PM
On 9/28/04: Locked Out NHL player Garth Snow gave the Toronto Star an interview on playing in Russia.  

USA Today's Kevin Allen on 9/27/04 had a more positive article.

Tsn.ca reported Snow left St Petersberg on 12/21/2004 in an era before there was a KHL.

On 7/29/2005 Snow was resigned by the Isles to a three year extension as an UFA.
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NYIFC Comments:  
This entry has nothing to do with the previous post about the general manager.

I felt it would be interesting to take a quick look back at how NHL locked out player, Garth Snow, saw the 2004-05 lockout.

I always remembered this interview because of his honest, candid comments at the time.

Snow before 2010 was the only recent former player who had become a general manager since the 04-05 lockout beyond brief co-gm Brett Hull with Dallas who retired in October 2005.

This has nothing to do with players immediately named gm.

Bob Clarke was hired as gm by Ed Snider of the Flyers upon his retirement after 83-84, who was fired by Jay Snider before becoming gm in Minnesota, Florida before returning to Philadelphia as senior vp, then gm, which he held until 2006 when after being fired, he again was named senior vp in Dec 2006. 

Ray Shero was a long-time assistant in Ottawa/Nashville before behind hired by Pittsburgh in 2006.
Dave Nonis was gm in Vanvouver from 2004-2008. 

Among the current general managers:
Steve Yzerman was named Tampa's gm in 2010, his final NHL season was 2005-06.
Former Islander/new Montreal gm, Marc Bergervin's final NHL season was 2003-04.
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Fun Story Of The Day: 
So in September 2001 Vancouver gm Brian Burke wanted to claim Garth Snow off waivers? 

Funny on 1/6/2001 the all-knowing Vancouver media has Burke's comments on Garth Snow's goaltending vs Felix Potvin after Snow left. 

Sorry gang, Snow's 2000-01 stats in Pittsburgh did not scream he had improved. Chris Osgood was  claimed off waivers with DiPietro being left in Bridgeport. 
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Bridgeport Win/Loss:
Nino Niederreiter scored two goals in first period, took a stick in the face, returned but only took one brief pp shift in second period on Wednesday in Sound Tigers 5-2 win. David Ullstrom has three assist, one ENG. 

Nothing on Travis Hamonic or Brock Nelson close to returning.

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