St. Louis Blues owner Tom Stillman stepped to the mic and introduced his new President of Operations and General Manager Todd Snider on Saturday.
The following is a transcript of the proceedings earlier today in St. Louis. No word on whether Snider could face disciplinary action as a result of his end-of-conference tantrum.
Todd Snider: I‘d to thank Mr. Stillman and the St. Louis organization for giving me this opportunity. I‘d like to also thank my wife and family for their undying support in this new adventure. I believe through hard work and a successful draft we will be able to produce a winning product on and off the ice. We as a Blues organization are hopeful we will consistently challenge to be a top Beard Hockey Team.
At this time, I'll take any questions you have.
Elliott Friedman: Todd, you're a relatively new GM compared to the other GM's in the league. How do you think you ‘ll stack up?
Todd Snider: Elliott, I can tell you with what I lack in experience, I more then make up for in enthusiasm and drive.
Jeremy Rutherford: Have you decided on who will be your first pick?
Todd Snider: Jeremy, that will depend on our position in the draft. We have mapped out 32 scenarios for our first pick, I can tell you that.
Elliott Friedman: Have you decided on a coach yet? I imagine you are looking for an experienced coach due to your lack of experience.
Todd Snider: Elliott, we have a few coaches in mind and as I said before, I'm not worried about my lack of experience.
Jim Thomas: What type of team can we expect to see on the ice?
Todd Snider: We are hoping to put a fast, exciting young team on the ice that will grow together, win, and compete for many championships.
Elliott Friedman: Just wondering why Mr. Stillman wouldn’t bring in a experienced GM here and have you learn behind him for a couple of years.
Todd Snider (pointing his finger at Elliott and shouting): What’s your problem Friedman? Why are you busting my balls about this? Are you mad you had to shave off that pubic hair on your face?
Elliott Friedman: Hey, I m just wondering. You are inexperienced...
Todd Snider (cutting Friedman off, and throwing the mic in his direction): Go f**k yourself Friedman. Torts was right - you are an asshole! When did you put on skates last, you f***ing (mutters under his breath).
At this point, Snider stormed out of interview and Friedman was left to contemplate the meaning of life.
Mr. Stillman: I apologize for that outburst, but that is why I hired him. He s got the fire in him to lead this team to the top! Thank you all for coming today.