Comcast to own 100 percent of Flyers after buying shares from Snider estate

The remaining shares of the Philadelphia Flyers not owned by Comcast are being sold…to Comcast. The Flyers ownership situation appears to be settled, as recently deceased Ed Snider’s remaining 24 percent share in Comcast Spectator properties will be purchased by Comcast, according to Sam Carchidi of Philly.com. It will be the first time in the Flyers’ 50-year history that...
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September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Late Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider once kicked out Donald Trump for talking too much

Philadelphia Flyers founder and owner Ed Snider, died last week, leading to a number of tributes and eulogies and of course the sharing of various entertaining Snider anecdotes. Well, it has been revealed that Snider was ahead of his time in one important category: telling Donald Trump to shut up. At a celebration of the businessman’s life held at the Wells Fargo Center on...
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April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers penalized after fans throw bracelet giveaways on ice

The Philadelphia Flyers honored their late owner Ed Snider by having a moment of silence before their playoff game against the Washington Capitals on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center. They also handed out memorial bracelets to their fans. Unfortunately, many of those bracelets hit the ice after a brawl that broke out in the third period which resulted in multiple Flyers penalties...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyerdelphia Remembers: Ed Snider, 1933-2016

Embed from Getty Images   Monday, April 11, 2016 has been a day dedicated to the memory of Ed Snider and a celebration of his life and contributions to the Philadelphia Flyers, the NHL and hockey as a whole. To close out our coverage of this day, we provide a wrap up of everything you have seen on Flyerdelphia today, some personal thoughts from the Flyerdelphia staff and...
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April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers founder Ed Snider dies at age 83

Philadelphia Flyers founder and Comcast Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider died early Monday morning at the age of 83 due to complications related to bladder cancer. The Flyers confirmed the news Monday morning, which included a statement from Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts. “This is a very sad day for Ed’s family, the Flyers, Comcast Spectacor and his many fans in Philadelphia...
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April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Remembering Mr. Snider: Flyers chairman dies at 83

Embed from Getty Images   The man responsible for bringing the Flyers to Philadelphia and turning Philadelphia into an Orange and Black mecca for hockey is gone. Flyers chairman Ed Snider passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016, at the age of 83. Mr. Snider founded the Flyers in 1966 after Philadelphia was awarded with one of six expansion teams entering the NHL for their...
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April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Farewell, Mr. Snider: Long-time Flyers chairman, philanthropist, and Hall of Famer dies

Embed from Getty Images   Some sad, breaking news: The Philadelphia Flyers lost their beloved chairman, Ed Snider, who passed away at age 83.   Snider was the founder and chairman of the Flyers, but those in Philadelphia knew that he was much, much more.  He was the beloved "Mr. Snider". Snyder's family released the following statement (via Philly.com): "Our Dad was...
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April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Can Flyers be patient and compete? Snider thinks so

  View image | gettyimages.com Ron Hextall's first season as general manager of the Flyers came complete with the firing of Craig Berube as head coach. Through it all, Hextall had to manage a roster that was constantly changing, deal with questions of the coaching situation while he continued to try to get a philosophy in place. His philosophy: patience. Patience in letting...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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