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GMs

English translation: general manager

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English term or phrase:GMs
Selected answer:general manager
Entered by: Yasutomo Kanazawa

10:10 Apr 27, 2017
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Sports / Fitness / Recreation
English term or phrase: GMs
Hello everyone,

From the book 99 Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky:

It happens in part because no one knows exactly what makes hockey hockey. It’s not just the rules. Those change. It’s not the equipment. God knows, everything is a lot different today. (But it is fun to imagine Bobby Hull stepping into a slap shot with one of the composite sticks Shea Weber uses, or a speed demon like Howie Morenz wearing ultra-lightweight custom Bauers like Taylor Hall’s.) What makes hockey the greatest game on the planet is something else. Something you can’t quite put your finger on. ***Coaches and GMs*** would be invincible if they knew exactly what makes a team more than just names on a roster. But even the Scotty Bowmans and Pat Quinns had their share of losses. The fact is, greatness is not captured in statistics. It’s captured in stories.

Do I understand correctly that GM stands for a general manager?
If yes, what's the difference between a coach and a general manager then?

I know that, for example, Sir Alex Ferguson is often referred to as manager of Manchester United, so if coach=(general) manager, why say "coaches and GMs"?

Thank you.
Mikhail Korolev
Local time: 20:26
general manager
Explanation:
Below is a description of a function of a general manager in ice hockey.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_NHL_general_ma...

It states that general managers are people who hire, fire and supervises coaches, which means that general managers are higher in rank than coaches.

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And the definition of a Coach.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coach_(sport)

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And the definition for the word "Coach" according to Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coach_(sport)

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Oops, thought my first note was not added.
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Yasutomo Kanazawa
Japan
Local time: 02:26
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Thank you, Yasutomo-san.
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gms
general manager


Explanation:
Below is a description of a function of a general manager in ice hockey.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_NHL_general_ma...

It states that general managers are people who hire, fire and supervises coaches, which means that general managers are higher in rank than coaches.

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Note added at 8 mins (2017-04-27 10:18:05 GMT)
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And the definition of a Coach.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coach_(sport)

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Note added at 8 mins (2017-04-27 10:18:41 GMT)
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And the definition for the word "Coach" according to Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coach_(sport)

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Note added at 9 mins (2017-04-27 10:19:37 GMT)
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Oops, thought my first note was not added.

Yasutomo Kanazawa
Japan
Local time: 02:26
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thank you, Yasutomo-san.

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Reference information:
http://icehockey.wikia.com/wiki/General_Manager

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