The edmontonjournal has done a lot of work on this already for the oilers back when.
A few gm's that stand out..
- Jason Botterill (Assistant General Manager, Pittsburgh Penguins)
http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2012/0 ... xecutives/
- Paul Fenton (Assistant General Manager, Nashville Predators)What has this candidate done that makes him warrant consideration?
Lots. First off, he’s the right –hand man at one of the league’s most successful franchises, which carries cachet by itself. He’s the general manager of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL, and that team has gone 130-71-13 since he took the assistant G.M. job. He’s also in charge of knowing the entire league – where teams are coming from, their respective salary cap situations, their internal pressures and weaknesses (Mike Colligan of The Hockey Writers put a great article on this up just under a year ago). He’s also in charge of ensuring the Penguins are compliant with the NHL CBA.
http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2012/0 ... which-one/
Among prospective general managing candidates, few have a higher profile than Paul Fenton, the Nashville Predators’ everyman. The one-time NHL’er has slowly climbed the ranks behind the scenes and has been a key member of the Predators management team since the team joined the NHL. Now, after years as the club’s number two, he’s ready to take on the top job somewhere.
What has this candidate done that makes him warrant consideration?
The Predators have devolved a lot on to Fenton’s shoulders. He manages the professional and amateur scouting staff, and is responsible for Nashville’s selections at each summer’s NHL Entry Draft.
Not only that, but Fenton is also responsible for the development of drafted players; in that role he also serves as general manager of the Milwaukee Admirals, Nashville’s AHL affiliate.
While Nashville’s development record in all departments is one of the best in the league, they’ve really built a reputation for churning out NHL-calibre defensemen. Meanwhile, the team hasn’t sacrificed winning while producing these prospects; Nashville’s AHL team is one of the most consistently successful at a minor-league level. Combine Fenton’s work in Milwaukee with the Predators’ successes drafting and developing, and of course the team’s own ability to stay competitive with limited financial resources, and there’s good reason to think that Fenton would do well with his own franchise.
- Joe Will (Assistant General Manager, San Jose Sharks)
http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2012/0 ... -heard-of/
Paul Fenton gets my vote he's been an assistant GM for awhile now, plus all the other duties behind the scenes to rise up to the ranks as an assistant GM.What has this candidate done that makes him warrant consideration?
I highly recommend reading the “On Thick Ice” article linked above. The San Jose Sharks have consistently been one of the best teams in the National Hockey League. Only once since the NHL lockout have they failed to advance to at least the second round of the playoffs. Their goal differential is a combine plus-275 since the lockout – and that’s not an accident, as the linked article highlights goal differential as one of their primary goals. Will has been involved in all of it, and given that the Sharks have been one of the most cost-effective teams in the league (with the Oilers one of the least) since the NHL lockout it seems fair to say that his approach is working well.