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Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News broke the story this morning that Flyers owner Ed Snider may be changing sides on this lockout. Snider, long believed to be one of those in favor of the lockout (although Seravalli notes that Snider may have been one of those “wait and see” parties), is one of the few owners that commissioner Gary Bettman listens to. Rumors of dissension among the owners have been rampant, but this is the first sign of truth to those rumors.
We noted here that Snider, whether he knew it or not, was one of the key players in these negotiations (yes, I’m aware the prediction in that post is wrong). He has Bettman’s ear, is owner of one of the big market franchises, and has a lot more to lose than the small market teams (or the Bruins, who barely make money).
Seravalli also notes that the Flyers, Rangers, and Penguins seem to be forming an alliance to end the lockout. The fact that Snider has switched sides (supposedly) is great news for those who want this lockout to end. So, it’s great news for everyone not named Jeremy Jacobs.
BEST OF MAXIM
NHLTags: Ed SniderElliotte FriedmanGary BettmanThe Daily News has certainly gotten the hockey world’s attention this morning.
According to Frank Seravalli, “Multiple sources confirmed to the Daily News on Friday that [Ed] Snider, once seen as a supporter of [NHL Commissioner Gary] Bettman’s push to rein in the players’ share of revenue...
from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News,
Behind the scenes, there seems to be a seismic shift going on among the NHL's Board of Governors, also known as the group that Bettman answers to collectively.
And Flyers chairman Ed Snider may be the big mover-and-shaker behind it all.
Multiple sources confirmed to the Daily News on Friday that Snider, once seen...
via Anthony SanFilippo at the Flyers website,
Reports that Flyers chairman Ed Snider has grown weary of the NHL stance on the current work stoppage is unequivocally false.
Snider issued a statement disputing a Philadelphia Daily News column that was published Saturday that claimed as much.
"An article appearing in today's Philadelphia Daily News is absolutely...
Ed Snider refuted an earlier article about him turning on Gary Bettman. From Flyers.com:
An article appearing in today's Philadelphia Daily News is absolutely erroneous,” Snider said. “I am a solid supporter of National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman and the League in this unfortunate situation.
“Like all fans, players, owners and League officials...
As the NHL and NHLPA continue their standoff, which now has reached a potential two-week break because of a stalemate in negotiations, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News has some interesting information regarding Flyers owner Ed Snider and his current position on the NHL Lockout.
Multiple sources confirmed to the Daily News on Friday that Snider, once seen as...
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
As one governor put it, the only reason to feel even a slight sense of optimism is the fact they are talking again. The vast difference between the league and the union remains....
There was some excitement on Saturday after the Philadelphia Daily News reported Philadelphia Flyers chairman Ed Snider was unhappy with Bettman and Boston...
The NHL lockout is as close to the 11th hour as it gets. After last weekend's meltdown, and this week's " 2-week break," this is as low as it has gotten.
But in what could be a sudden, and shocking twist, the Flyers owner Ed Snider, a long time Bettman supporter may be fed up.
A big-time, must read article from the Philadephia Daily News: