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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 Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, the chairman of the NHL board of governors. The story said Snider, one of the most powerful owners in the league, was trying to rally enough support among the other owners to push Bettman toward a deal.
However, Snider issued a statement saying the story was “absolutely erroneous.” He said he remains a “solid supporter” of Bettman.
Snider is not considered a hardliner by his fellow governors, as the lockout is costing him on two fronts. The Flyers are owned by Comcast, which also owns the NBC television network. NBC was looking forward to kicking off its new $200-mil...
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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...
With the NHL lockout still going full speed, several NHL stars have headed overseas. One very important star, Philadelphia Flyer Claude Giroux. During Friday night's game, Claude Giroux had to leave the game with an apparent neck injury.
Giroux was taken out of the game due to a check to the head. He was sent to the hospital for an evaluation. Giroux said that the injury is...
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...
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...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Star center Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers is leaving his club in the German league to seek medical attention for a neck injury, his agent Pat Brisson told ESPN.com Tuesday morning.
Giroux suffered the injury in a game last Friday with Berlin. Giroux also underwent concussion tests in Germany over the weekend.
In a text message...
Hopefully, today's resumption of negotiations between the NHL and the NHLPA yields significant progress toward a resolution of the lockout. In the meantime, here's look at the Flyers' junior and collegiate prospects as well as updates on Flyers' players in Europe.
FLYERS IN EUROPE
Claude Giroux (C, EisbÃ¤ren Berlin, DEL): Giroux remains day-to-day with a...
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...
Flyers center Claude Giroux is officially on day-to-day status after sustaining a minor neck injury in EisbÃ¤ren Berlin's 4-3 overtime loss to the Krefeld Pinguine on Friday. He will miss today's game against KÃ¶lner Haie, but the team is hopeful he will be able to play next Friday when the team has a road match against the Hamburg Freezers.
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...
The NHL may not be in action, but that is not to say that players from the league are not about to take action for others. After witnessing the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left in the New York and New Jersey and Philadelphia area, players from the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and other players are getting together – despite the current NHL Lockout – to play a charity...
Andrea Hoover netted 14 points while Amber Deane and Jodie Cornelie each had 12 points and eight rebounds as the Dayton women's basketball team upset No. 13 Vanderbilt 71-66 Sunday.
The win is the Flyers' second over a ranked opponent this year after dropping then-No. 25 DePaul 92-80 on Nov. 10.
Dayton is 4-0 for the first time since 1992-93.
The Flyers led by as many...
I am boarding a plane for Florida so I will be brief. (Unless the wifi works on this flight)
Just a clarification here. Ed Snider is definitely one of the powers players in this lockout. His connections run deep with the NHL and Comcast/NBC. He wants to play hockey. No question. He has many progressive ideas...no question.
However, he isn't feuding with Gary Bettman...
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: