Wrentham's Snow on Sports Illustrated's Least Powerful List

The general manager of the New York Islanders, Garth Snow is a tough situation with a team losing money, can't sign free agents and playing in a outdated arena.


This week, Sports Illustrated released their most powerful and least powerful people in sports.

Unfortunately, Wrentham native Garth Snow, the general manager of the New York Islanders, found himself on the least powerful lost, but it's really more of a cause of circumstances rather than the former NHL goaltender's abilities as an executive.

Snow, according to Sports Illustrated,  is working for an owner that has been losing millons and for the team doesn't spend a lot of money on players. The Islanders also play an outdated arena, but they will be changing when they move to Brooklyn to play at the new Barclay's Center in the 2015-16 season. Hopefully, the change will allow Snow is sign better free agents.

Snow can't afford to sign the big free talents, so he has to hunt around for players.

For the last seven years, Snow has been the team's general manager after playing goaltender in the NHL for 12 seasons, including from 2001-2006 with the Islanders.

He is ninth on the list, while New England Patriot quarterback Ryan Mallett is at eighth with his circumstance of backing up Tom Brady, who recently signed a contract that will pay him until he is 40.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is No. 12 on the most powerful list because of the influence he has on the broadcast, finance and compensation committee and for turning the team in a model franchise.  


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