The Hockey News: You’re a Princeton grad with an economics degree. How has that helped you in your job?
George Parros: Unless you’re going to be an economist, you’re not going to carry much of that with you. Going to a school like Princeton and having a demanding academic schedule, you’re taking away the bigger-picture items: time management, focus. You need a strong work ethic and, really, that’s what you’re getting prepped for in the real world.
THN: You’ve probably heard this before, as Chris Pronger did: you were an enforcer when you played, and naysayers ask, “If someone was a tough guy on the ice, how could he be an expert on player safety?”
PARROS: First of all, it’s important to have all sorts of viewpoints and histories and backgrounds within the department. It’s important we h...
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