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Flyers Alumni to donate $2 million for new rink for Snider Foundation

Embed from Getty Images   The Flyers Alumni is honoring the organization's 50th anniversary with a special gift for Flyers owner, founder and chairman Ed Snider. The Alumni Association will donate $2 million for the construction of a new rink for the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. The rink will be named in Snider's honor and also feature the name of the the Alumni...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers unveil 50th anniversary logo, plans for 2016-17 season

50 years in the making, we’re ready for our 50th Anniversary season! pic.twitter.com/CNE1wMOaNR — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 10, 2016 On Feb. 9, 1966, the Philadelphia Flyers were born as Ed Snider got the call that Philadelphia had been awarded an NHL franchise. Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of that call and the birth of the team that would later...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy 50th anniversary, Flyers!

Embed from Getty Images   Fifty years ago today, Ed Snider received a brief, yet important phone call as NHL owners wrapped up a series of meetings in New York City. Courtesy of the NHL Expansion Committee boss Bill Jennings, it was about as brief a phone call as one can get.  "You're in." And with that, professional ice hockey in Philadelphia was revived. The Philadelphia...
Via Flyerdelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers visit Snider's home in Santa Barbera

Embed from Getty Images   It has been a strange road trip structure for the Flyers annual jaunt to California this season. The Flyers embarked on the road trip two days after Christmas, opening in Anaheim on Sunday. After two days off between games, the Flyers then played in San Jose. They close the road trip after another two-day break from game action in Los Angeles...
Via Flyerdelphia
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers chairman Snider to miss home opener vs. Panthers

The Philadelphia Flyers will be without a familiar face when they play their home-opening contest against the Florida Panthers on Monday.Chairman Ed Snider will remain at his home in California where he is "resting and recharging after recent medical therapy", a team spokesman told NJ.com. The 82-year-old Snider battled an unspecified cancer in 2014."I talked to him (Sunday) and...
Via Fox Sports
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers' Snider receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider received the Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday at the Global Sports Summit in Aspen, Colo.NHL commissioner Gary Bettman presented the award to Snider, who serves as chairman of Comcast Spectacor, a Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company that owns the Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center, the regional sports network Comcast SportsNet and...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Good News Confirmed For Flyers & Fans

The Philadelphia Flyers received some good news this week when owner and chairman Ed Snider announced that he is now cancer-free. The 81-year-old was diagnosed earlier this year with cancer and found out the good news on August 13, but recent reports have confirmed this. Snider underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment and is doing well, leading to news about his future plans...
Via Beyond The Benches
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers made a “horrible mistake” by signing Ilya Bryzgalov

Most fans and hockey experts have acknowledged – perhaps repeatedly – that the Ilya Bryzgalov experiment in Philadelphia was a disaster of epic proportions. In situations like these, one which forces a contract to be bought out, the team responsible rarely acknowledges the mistake and often never speaks of the player in question. That hasn’t been the case with the Philadelphia...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Owner Ed Snider On Winter Olympics: ‘I Hate Them’

If the decision to send NHL players to the Winter Olympics or keep them in North America and not shut down the league for two weeks was in the hands of Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider, the likes of Patrick Kane, Tuukka Rask and Sidney Crosby wouldn’t be competing in Sochi next week. “I hate them,” Snider said of the Olympics on Thursday night, per The Associated Press...
Via NESN.com
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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