Will the NHL ever have a female GM?

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  1. MISC* Guest

    What do you guys think?

    A GM?

    Maybe a president?
     
  2. jnk96 Registered User

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    Men have men's teams, women have women's teams.
     
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    A female GM when there will never be a female player? I doubt it.
     
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    There is zero reason why only men are qualified to manage a men's hockey team. And of course you are not correct in thinking that only women participate in the management of women's hockey teams.

    This is actually an interesting question. If there's a woman who has a special knack for this work and works her way up through the ranks, then I see no reason why not. Many great GMs never played in the NHL, so that isn't a requirement.
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Okay. What a president of hockey operations. Lots of very successfull female CEO's.
     
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    I could see it happening far far down the road.
     
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    What does one has to do with the other? Anyway, I don't see it happening.

    Unless I become the Habs GM one day. I would create polls on HF and base my decisions on the results.
     
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    Maybe, but there will always be a man with more qualifications to be a GM. Unless she becomes a GM and does well, but then she will be the only one.

    A woman could easily be an owner though.
     
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    Okay being real, if a woman has all the qualities that a team looks for, she'll be considered and eventually there probably will be a woman in management, GM, VP, or what not.

    Don't know about it being soon though. There's nothing stopping them from eventually reaching that position or being considered for it.

    Awesome argument dude. Clearly not flawed.
     
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    It definitely could happen but I don't see it happening anytime soon.
     
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    Why not? As someone else pointed out, playing the game isn't a requirement to being a GM.

    If the U.S. military can start allowing females to attend combat related jobs then the NHL can allow a female GM someday.
     
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    Yes this will definitely happen, no question in my mind. "Ever" is a long time. I'm sure there are many qualified women who could be GM's right now..
     
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    She'd probably have to start at the absolute bottom and work her way all the way up. Nobody's going to just give a businesswoman that when they can give it to a former player or someone else with GM experience. It's too important of a position. Of course it could happen but she has to be in the league for a very long time.
     
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    "Ever" is a long time, so I'm going to say the answer is "yes." It'll probably take a long time though, IMO, since professional hockey is still largely an old boys network, and generally GMs originally became members of the club by playing competitive men's hockey at some level.
     
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    And then, it's only because he's a man.
     
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    True, but how many current GMs didn't play hockey at least at the semi-pro or college level?

    I honestly don't know.
     
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    Feaster is the only one in recent history I can think of that had no hockey playing in his background.
     
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    But it's true... To be a GM a woman would have to work her way up in the front office of a team without having any experience in men's hockey.

    And then there's the fact that the number of men looking for the same job would outnumber her by 99.999%
     
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    Why not?
     
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    Yeah sure, ever is a long time but hopefully within 50 years.
     
  23. Does Katz have a daughter? If so then probably.

    Realistically it won't happen any time soon. It would take someone like Hayley Wickenheiser running Hockey Canada for a while and building a reputation.

    This isn't about men's sport, women's sport etc..

    But to be a GM that involves scouting, drafting, development etc..

    It would be difficult for a woman to have a track record enough to be hired without somehow being around an organization.
     
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    Maybe, but only if she is well qualified to take the position, not because of feminist demands for gender equality.
     
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    Why hopefully?

    If there is a female who has the skills to be an NHL GM, then yes hopefully. If there isn't a female with those skills then hopefully not.
     
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