PowerCLI 5 SnapShot Creation

I'm trying to write a powershell script to take a snapshot of select Vm's daily using Task Scheduler. For the name of the snapshot I would like the name to include the date. So I craeted a variable to looked something like this:

$Snapshotname ="Daily Snapsho (get-date)" the only this the vaible does is echo the word get-date.

What am i doing wrong..
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compdigit44Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
$Snapshotname = "Daily Snapshot " + (get-date)

will produce

Daily Snapshot 12/30/2011 20:47:43

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compdigit44Author Commented:
so any time you need to call a cmdlet inside of a new variable you need to use he + sign and have the cmdlet in () correct?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes thats correct.
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