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Very bright too ...

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-skinner/?originalSubdomain=ca

Lawyer.  Partner at a noteable Toronto firm (kind of dubious practice area).  Cornell University.  University of Ottawa Law School (***** Laude).  Not too shabby atoll.

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18 minutes ago, triumph_communes said:

She never played hockey lol.

"At Cornell, she played four years of varsity hockey and was captain during her senior year... Andrea’s hockey involvement includes refereeing at the highest levels of women’s hockey in Canada, including the 2014 Esso Cup and 2014 Clarkson Cup, as well as acting as a mentor referee with the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association. She was an assistant coach with the University of Ottawa varsity women’s hockey team while in law school at the University of Ottawa."

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9 minutes ago, LGR4GM said:

"At Cornell, she played four years of varsity hockey and was captain during her senior year... Andrea’s hockey involvement includes refereeing at the highest levels of women’s hockey in Canada, including the 2014 Esso Cup and 2014 Clarkson Cup, as well as acting as a mentor referee with the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association. She was an assistant coach with the University of Ottawa varsity women’s hockey team while in law school at the University of Ottawa."

Yeah, but she didn’t play in the NHL, so does any of that really count?

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19 minutes ago, triumph_communes said:

She never played hockey lol.

At that level, which is management, pro hockey experience isn't exactly a requirement. Outsider might even be better to call the old boys on their BS. This seems like something at Hockey Canada that desperately needs doing.

10 minutes ago, LGR4GM said:

"At Cornell, she played four years of varsity hockey and was captain during her senior year... Andrea’s hockey involvement includes refereeing at the highest levels of women’s hockey in Canada, including the 2014 Esso Cup and 2014 Clarkson Cup, as well as acting as a mentor referee with the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association. She was an assistant coach with the University of Ottawa varsity women’s hockey team while in law school at the University of Ottawa."

Well, that too. 🙂

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32 minutes ago, Malazan said:

when you accidently post your ignorance for all to see..

Welcome to the board.

It's an unwritten rule (maybe it is written somewhere, but not for all to see) that a poster should never make a reply about the poster, but about the post.  Two veteran posters here addressed this very issue by countering the content of the post without making it about the poster.

I do believe that @triumph_communes was posting somewhat tongue in cheek.  Hence the lol in his post.

Just sayin' and your mileage may vary.

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2 hours ago, triumph_communes said:

She never played hockey lol.

The issue is whether she can run a business, not whether she played hockey.

Oh, and, it turns out that she did, as Liger pointed out.

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56 minutes ago, Sabres Fan in NS said:

Welcome to the board.

It's an unwritten rule (maybe it is written somewhere, but not for all to see) that a poster should never make a reply about the poster, but about the post.  Two veteran posters here addressed this very issue by countering the content of the post without making it about the poster.

I do believe that @triumph_communes was posting somewhat tongue in cheek.  Hence the lol in his post.

Just sayin' and your mileage may vary.

The rules around here aren't what I would call evenly applied. Hence you can receive a 72 hour timeout that lasts 3 months.

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Kind of predictable they'd name a woman as chair for the optics. Hopefully she does a good job. 

The NDA thing is the big issue now. It's certainly been the case in the past to hush everything up so that the player(s) in question for any incident don't get publicly outed but maybe that will change now and people will be held accountable. Maybe. 

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24 minutes ago, Eleven said:

The issue is whether she can run a business, not whether she played hockey.

Oh, and, it turns out that she did, as Liger pointed out.

She is only interim chair, until November. It may be difficult to implement much change in that timeframe. Hopefully she has some great leadership skills and gets the gig full time.

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Oops I misread the article it wedged her hickey career between soccer and grades and then later had a statement about her hockey history. Just poor writing all around. It dragged on about diversity hire and went on and on about it before her CV. I’d be pretty pissed if I was her about that.  
 

and uhh yeah it’s pretty important to have played hockey. Suits who can’t crawl in the business they’re in are all failures. Lots of management programs force new people onto the floor for a year before letting them advance. It’s the same deal. 

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11 hours ago, triumph_communes said:

and uhh yeah it’s pretty important to have played hockey. Suits who can’t crawl in the business they’re in are all failures. Lots of management programs force new people onto the floor for a year before letting them advance. It’s the same deal. 

None of the commissioners of the big 4 sports played at a high level.  VERY few of the owners of teams did--Jerry Jones, Michael Jordan, does Lemieux still own part of a team?

It's not important at all.

7 hours ago, pi2000 said:

optics

Could be.

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24 minutes ago, Eleven said:

None of the commissioners of the big 4 sports played at a high level.  VERY few of the owners of teams did--Jerry Jones, Michael Jordan, does Lemieux still own part of a team?

It's not important at all.

Agreed. These aren't management that are like one or two levels up from the employees doing the work; the best managers I've had in that situation are the ones that did the have experience doing the work first. At the level of Ms Skinner's hire, you're managing the department heads and lawyers and public expectations. Having grunt-level experience might help here, but it's less important than being competent at working with people and politics.

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14 hours ago, triumph_communes said:

Oops I misread the article it wedged her hickey career between soccer and grades and then later had a statement about her hockey history. Just poor writing all around. It dragged on about diversity hire and went on and on about it before her CV. I’d be pretty pissed if I was her about that.  
 

and uhh yeah it’s pretty important to have played hockey. Suits who can’t crawl in the business they’re in are all failures. Lots of management programs force new people onto the floor for a year before letting them advance. It’s the same deal. 

I must have missed where you vigorously reviewed the CV of the previous director of Hockey Canada to make sure he had suitable qualifications of, "played hockey", too. 

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34 minutes ago, LGR4GM said:

I must have missed where you vigorously reviewed the CV of the previous director of Hockey Canada to make sure he had suitable qualifications of, "played hockey", too. 

I mean, the previous director, Michael Brind'Amour (no relation, apparently) has a storied career: https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/252760/michel-brind-amour (I assume that's the same person). I can understand the let-down from that pedigree.

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5 hours ago, Eleven said:

None of the commissioners of the big 4 sports played at a high level.  VERY few of the owners of teams did--Jerry Jones, Michael Jordan, does Lemieux still own part of a team?

It's not important at all.

Could be.

I never said high level. High school/ club college is plenty.  My initial misread was never even actually playing 

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