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JOHN
04-11-2016, 08:40 AM
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20160309_Flyers_founder_Ed_Snider_dies_at_83.html


The news was confirmed Monday morning by the team, which issued a statement written by Mr. Snider's children.

"Our Dad was loved and admired for his big heart, generosity of spirit, and dedication to his family," they wrote. "Despite his considerable business achievements and public profile, he was first and foremost a family man. He never missed a birthday, important family event or the opportunity to offer encouragement. We turned first to him for advice in our personal and professional lives. We grew up tagging behind him in arenas, stadiums and locker rooms; and his players, management and team personnel were our extended family. He treated his employees with respect regardless of rank or position, and the man they called 'Mr. Snider' always would have preferred simply to be called 'Ed.'"

Unfortunate news, for all the controversy that may surround him, he was a pioneer in hockey and a passionate owner. RIP.

Have to imagine this may boost the Flyers a bit going into Washington.

Pete
04-11-2016, 08:43 AM
RIP

Mike
04-11-2016, 08:54 AM
The anthem singer had him on face time when she sung before Saturday's game. Pretty cool moment. RIP

Vodka Drunkenski
04-11-2016, 09:10 AM
RIP

NYR2711
04-11-2016, 11:21 AM
RIP. This is going to boost the Flyers IMO going into the playoffs.