The Minnesota Wild fired Paul Fenton after one year, is former New York Islanders GM Garth Snow a possibility to replace him?
In what was one of the shortest stints as General Manager, outside New York Islanders GM Neil Smith of course, Paul Fenton was let go after one year with the Minnesota Wild. According to The Athletic, they are looking for a GM who has NHL experience.
There’s really only so many options that they can look at if that’s the requirement for the job. Ron Hextall, Peter Chiarello, and Dean Lombardi all fit that description but there’s one more name that also does, Garth Snow.
Would Minnesota be crazy enough to give Garth the reigns after being kicked out by Lou Lamoriello?
As we all remember, Garth Snow was the Isles GM for 12 years. During that span, they made the playoffs four times and exited the first round just one of those time. He was very good at keeping them as a bubble team for a decade.
The Minnesota Wild have a similar reputation to Garth Snow, they can’t get out of the first round. They made the playoffs from 2013-2018 and in that six season span, they were knocked out in the first round four times. The other two were second round exits.
If you want to stay in that range than Garth is your guy. If you want to possibly get yourself over the top I’d look at Dean Lombardi who is the best candidate of that bunch.
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