Garth gets promoted
I'll be updating should there be news in the Neil Smith thread, but I just had to point out this bit of wit in the Garth Snow Wikipedia entry:
"On July 18, 2006, Snow both officially confirmed his retirement and was named the new General Manager of the Islanders , hours after the firing of now former General Manager Neil Smith. ... Snow holds no experience as a general manager, aside from the four minutes he has been the Islanders' position."
As a friend of mine just emailed me, "I love how Snow's first move as GM was to give himself an extra 750K in cap space the next two years by retiring himself off the roster. He's already better than Milbury."
Which raises an interesting question: Given that Snow is over 35 years old, does his salary in fact count against the cap (a la Vladimir Malakhov with the Devils) now that he has retired?
Perhaps Snow's move into the GM's seat actually hinders the Isles' wiggle room right off the bat.