News Article: Travis Williams Hired to Run Business Operations

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  1. xECK29x

    xECK29x Moderator Sponsor

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    Travis Williams, Penguins chief operating officer, leaving to join Islanders

    This seems like a pretty big get, this guy runs the entire business operations side for the Pens.

    “Under Williams’ leadership, the Penguins have built themselves into one of the NHL’s most successful brands and business-oriented teams.

    They regularly finish at or near the top of every NHL metric involving merchandise, U.S. television ratings and social media penetration.”
     
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    Kevin27nyi Trotz <3

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    Starts at the top and a trickle down. Nice job, lets get the best talent everywhere.
     
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    Held previous positions overseeing the construction of the new Pens arena and Lemieux sports complex. Good background, nice hire.
     
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    Poaching people from successful organizations can't be a bad thing.
     
  5. Richie Daggers Crime

    Richie Daggers Crime Fistie Daggers Crime

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    I don't trust people named Travis. I JUST DON'T. Straight up, dawg.
     
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    Better Social media penetration will make the fans very happy.
     
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    I feel the Isles have entered some bizzaro world.
     
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    Exactly. Instead of hiring E from Entourage, we actually are getting qualified people.
     
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    Travis Williams is my favorite country singer.
     
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    Obviously, Travis Williams is Sidney the Kidney. He finally decided to come over and become an Islander.
     
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    Good add it seems like, keep getting smart and intelligent people in the front office
     
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    hmm... almost like we have a stadium to build and a new business around it.....
     
  13. SI90

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    Love it!! We’re sparing no expense trying to become a respectable franchise.
     
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    Part of the success he's had has been because the team is good. Glad to have him though.
     
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    Often after you succeed in business, you seek a challenge. I think Trotz and Lou feel the same.
     
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    I'm all about it. Grab the best from successful organizations. They've seen how it works when things are done properly.
     
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    We're 1-0 now.
     
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    bigtim1988 YES! YES! YES! YES!

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    Love it......

    If you want to be an organization thats consistently successful, its imperative that the best people are hired. I think Malkin/ Ledecky understand this
     
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    Wait no nickel & dime front office moves? As Kevin Weeks would say, Islanders "welcome to the National"..

    Dividends to be reaped down the line, feels odd having a real backbone in the organization
     
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    *Looks at Botterelli*
    :dunno:
     
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    Tater Trotz “You’ll have to go through the ****ing Island”

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    Excellent hire
     
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    Did you make an exception for Hamonic? He genuinely seems like the nicest guy in history.
     
  23. Richie Daggers Crime

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    Who asked to be traded. BOOM. Headshot.
     
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    Yeah,but when family health issues come up,you cannot blame Hamonic for wanting to be closer to home.

    As for the Williams hiring...good news. From the article it sounds like he played a key role in getting the Pens arena built. Hopefully, Williams helps smooth the road for the Belmont project.
     
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    Uh huh.
     

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