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Vancouver Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman epitomizes modern NHL exec:
"And here's the kicker. Now every team in the league – whether it's Mike Santos in Florida, Jeff Solomon in Los Angeles or Ryan Martin in Detroit – employs someone like Gilman.
“People want to say it's Moneyball,” said Gillis, referring to Michael Lewis's best-selling book and the movie which stars Brad Pitt. “Really, it's just looking at a problem and thinking of different ways to solve it. “What I learned from Moneyball is you have to have the conviction to think beyond your experience, to think in ways that aren't conventional. That was the lesson learned through (Oakland A's executives Sandy Alderson and Billy Beane). They had to think differently to be successful.”"
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