Craig Conroy reflected on Chris Snow’s impact on the Calgary Flames
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By Ryan Pike1 month ago
After a lengthy National Hockey League playing career, Craig Conroy retired and joined the Calgary Flames’ hockey operations group in February 2011. A few months later, Chris Snow joined the Flames’ hockey operations group full-time as director of video and statistical analysis.
While their titles changed over the years – Conroy is now general manager and Snow was most recently vice-president data/analytics and assistant general manager – the duo were teammates within the Flames’ managerial group for over a decade.
On Sunday, following practice, Conroy reflected on Snow’s tragic passing while speaking with the assembled media. Conroy was asked by FlamesNation‘s Ryan Pike if fans really appreciate how much of an impact Snow had on the hockey club:
“I don’t think they do because it is behind the scenes. You don’t want to give out any information or say too much, but even doing Parker Bell’s contract, he was so excited to do Parker’s contract. We were joking by the pool in Penticton, ‘You want me to get this Backlund thing done?’ Those are the way we were going. Even at the very end, you know, he just always wanted to do more. He was always in on everything.”“The one thing I loved about him was he had a different perspective. He says maybe I get too emotional and fall in love with players. He’s like ‘I just tell you the way I see it, Connie.’ I’m going to miss that, for sure. He was a special, special person.”
In Chris’ memory, please consider contributing to ALS research at SnowyStrong.ca or to the ongoing GoFundMe campaign to help out the Snow family.
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