Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I Spy
Islanders GM edition

If you haven't yet seen the pictures of new Islanders GM Garth Snow that are circulating, have a quick gander here and here.

Now, it's not often we get such a good look at the rec room of an NHL general manager, so I suppose this is a good opportunity to snoop around. Ignoring the big, alarmingly Beavis-looking fellow in the middle of the first shot, we actually get a nice view of a few of Mr. Snow's various collectibles.

Why there's a goalie mask from his days with the Penguins at the lower right. We also get a team-by-team look at various Snow jerseys — surely valuable collectibles for anyone who wore them. How about the Canucks magazine issue framed on the wall, where Snow looks to be part of the secondary cover artwork?

Can anyone identify the trophies on display? (Or how about the females, also on display?)

It appears Snow has a wedding band on. His shirt looks to be one of those Kewl things that various Maple Leafs like to hock, and it says 2k3, meaning that this picture is from within the last three or four years. (My guess is that this is probably what Snow got up to during the lockout.)

I demand more sleuthing.


At 6:24 p.m., July 19, 2006, Blogger alyosha mcbain said...

James, this is Pulitzer-quality stuff here.

Utterly hilarious. What's next for the Isles? Working their own "GMs Gone Wild" videotape line?

At 8:46 p.m., July 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, I hope the NY Daily News puts that second pic up on it's front page, with the headline, "Garth likes to schwing!"

At 11:03 p.m., July 19, 2006, Blogger Henry Malredo said...

These pictures help give faith in Garth Snow's judge of talent.

At 12:38 a.m., July 20, 2006, Blogger DR said...

I think the one silver trophy is a small replica of the Prince of Wales trophy, which Snow would have picked up as a member of the 1997 Flyers.

At 2:08 a.m., July 20, 2006, Anonymous Kris Fulgham said...

Man if he signed his own jersey's... that room would be priceless to any sNOw fan!

At 10:04 a.m., July 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Howard Stern had an NHL GM on his show since he went to Sirius? The League should send these photos to Howard (especially the second one), and he would be on as a guest in a New York minute, pardon the pun. If the NHL is trying to reach out to twenty-something males, Garth might be their new poster boy!

At 11:39 a.m., July 20, 2006, Blogger DCThrowback said...

If his wife is taking the picture, all of a sudden this becomes especially cool.

At 7:27 p.m., July 20, 2006, Blogger ScottyWazz said...

I don't think it's Kewl Gear, because I believe I see an NFL Authentic shield on the collar.

At 2:13 p.m., July 24, 2006, Anonymous JonnyP said...

It looks to me like the shirt is from the "Pro Bowl 2K3" ... which would date the picture between beginning of February to Present. Also, what is that hat? I found a G5 outdoors site ... maybe that's it.

At 12:51 p.m., July 25, 2006, Anonymous shayne said...

ohhh man. I heard about this on the FaceOff Hockey Show podcast. Absolutely priceless. So, the life of a backup goalie-turned-GM... tantalizing.


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