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May 28, 2010 | by Bill Fleischman
ED SNIDER HAS been on the Flyers watch since Day 1. From assembling an NHL expansion team, through the Stanley Cup years, to this year's relentless team, Snider has seen it all. As the Flyers attempt to win their first Stanley Cup since the 1974 and '75 back-to-back championships, Snider says he's pretty much the same person now as then: He's still driven to win. "Personally, I'm not different, except I'm a helluva lot older," the 77-year-old chairman...
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May 31, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Ed Snider, founder of the Flyers, this offseason has a different feel from last year's. Even though the Flyers were eliminated in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second consecutive season, Snider is much more optimistic about the team's direction. "To me, every year we want to win the Cup, so if we don't win the Cup, it's an unsuccessful year," Snider said in a phone interview Tuesday from his mansion in Santa Barbara, Calif., just before playing in a tennis match.
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April 1, 1988 | By JAY GREENBERG, Daily News Sports Writer
If Ed Snider is walking into halls that are hallowed, it is because he helped build them that way. The Flyers' principal owner was elected to the builders section of the Hockey Hall of Fame yesterday. Also elected by the selection committee, to an officials section, was George Hay, the late linesman. This year's player inductees, who will join Snider on the dais at an induction dinner tentatively scheduled for Sept. 7 in Toronto, will be announced at a later date. Snider, who joins ex-Flyers Bernie Parent and Bobby Clarke in the Hall, was elected not only for his founding and directing of what became the jewel franchise from the bold, six-team, 1967 expansion.
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October 9, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
ED SNIDER has seen a lot since founding the Flyers 47 years ago, but he said he never saw a training camp as bad as the most recent one. And it's a big reason why Peter Laviolette is now the team's ex-coach after just three regular-season games. As the news outlets gathered to chronicle Laviolette's firing and the promotion of Craig Berube to head coach, Snider wanted to make one thing very, very certain: This decision was made exclusively by his general manager. "Paul Holmgren did it. Paul Holmgren is the general manager," the Flyers chairman said emphatically.
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May 6, 1990 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Whither Jay Snider is headed in his search for the Flyers' new general manager remains a tantalizing mystery, but a look at two candidates he interviewed last week shows that he seems to be fixed on a few bottom-line requirements. Russ Farwell, the general manager of the Western Hockey League's Seattle Thunderbirds, and Bill Watters, a Toronto-based player agent, are deep in administrative experience and familiar with the business side of hockey, and they are from outside the Flyers organization.
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November 10, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ED SNIDER heard the boos. Everyone in the Flyers' organization did - especially when the thousand or so fans remaining in Wells Fargo Center booed Craig Berube's decision to take a timeout with 1:25 remaining on Thursday. "When they are booing like they were , to me, it's very disconcerting," Snider said yesterday. "But I understand it. I don't blame them. The effort was pathetic. " So, with the boos ringing in Snider's head, the Flyers' chairman showed up at practice. Snider, 80, may attend only one or two practices per season, but his presence yesterday sent the message that changes will be coming.
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January 24, 1992 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
The Jay Snider who met with reporters between the first and second periods of the Flyers' 1-0 loss to the Winnipeg Jets last night was not the cold, aloof, emotionless figure lampooned on radio call-in shows. This Jay Snider was angry - defiant even - as he passionately denied a Channel 6 report that said he would step down as team president after this season to assume other duties with Spectacor and that Bob Clarke would return to the team's front office. Snider used that report as a springboard to rail against unspecified "cheap shots" leveled against him and his organization by members of the media.
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November 30, 1993 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writers Craig McCoy and Glen Macnow contributed to this article
Loyal soap opera fans still following the twisting, turning four-year saga of South Philadelphia's proposed new sports palace will know that it is Ed Snider's turn to back out of the deal. And that is what he did yesterday morning. Snider called 76ers owner Harold Katz to say their latest agreement for Spectrum II was being thrown out the unbuilt windows. Six weeks ago, it was Katz who had cold feet. What is it about the proposed new arena that turns two of Philadelphia's toughest entrepreneurs into nervous Nellies?
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January 24, 1992 | by Bill Fleischman , Daily News Sports Writer
Some much-needed humor in hockey here: if you ask the last-place Flyers where they'll watch Sunday's Super Bowl, they should reply, "The cellar. " Last night, Channel 6's Scott Palmer reported that Flyers president Jay Snider will vacate his hockey job after the season to devote more time to the new Spectrum arena. Snider, whose father, Ed, is the team's majority owner, is blamed by many fans for the team's skid. Snider's move would open the door for the rumored return of Bob Clarke, who Snider fired almost two years ago. Clarke now is general manager of the Minnesota North Stars.
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June 9, 1990 | By Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
For the past seven weeks, Bob Clarke kept his emotions in check. Whatever pain he felt following his dismissal as Flyers general manager, he kept buried inside. Yesterday, following his introduction as the new vice president and general manager of the Minnesota North Stars, Clarke finally opened up. He made it clear that while he was happy in his new National Hockey League home, he was deeply wounded by what happened to him in Philadelphia. "It has been brutal (since the firing)
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May 17, 2016
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation , a nonprofit that uses hockey to help teach inner-city boys and girls how to succeed in the game of life, has named Paul Holmgren, president of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Paul Troy , a partner at the law firm of Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer L.L.P., to its board. Timothy J. Abell , president of Firstrust Bank , Conshohocken, has joined its board of directors. In 2007, Abell became the first nonfamily member named president of the bank.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
On Wednesday, ABC sitcom The Goldbergs will pay special tribute to Ed Snider, the Flyers cofounder who passed away last month at the age of 83. The Flyers provided The Goldbergs with rare footage of Snider that will air at the end of Wednesday's episode. "If you love the Flyers, Ed Snider is the Flyers. He's the organization," The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg said on the phone from Los Angeles. The Flyers and the culture of hockey in Philadelphia are intrinsically woven into the fabric of The Goldbergs , a 1980s-set comedy about a Jenkintown family seen through the eyes of the youngest son. He has a penchant for filmmaking, much like Goldberg, who based the show on his own life.
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May 10, 2016
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April 23, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
They came from all over, young and old, rich and poor, and paid tribute to Ed Snider, the man who gambled 50 years ago that Philadelphia would become attracted to hockey. Snider, the Flyers' chairman and cofounder, died at 83 on April 11 after a two-year battle with bladder cancer, and a celebration of his life was held Thursday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center, home of the team he loved like one of his six children and 15 grandchildren. In a heartfelt 1-hour, 50-minute ceremony that included speeches from three of his children, business associates, friends, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, Mayor Kenney and former Flyers great Bob Clarke, Snider was remembered as a man of passion and wisdom.
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April 23, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Jay Snider said he and his five siblings have been amazed by the love and support they have received since their father, Ed, died April 11 after a two-year battle with bladder cancer. "It's been overwhelming," Snider, 58, said this week. Ed Snider, 83, was the Flyers' chairman and cofounder. He brought the Flyers to Philadelphia 50 years ago and introduced millions of people to what, at the time, seemed like a foreign sport. They embraced the game and the man who cared about winning more than the fans in the nosebleed seats.
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April 22, 2016 | By John Smallwood, DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST
OSTENSIBLY, it was a celebration of the life of Philadelphia sports and philanthropic icon Ed Snider, but toward the end of the program, Jay Snider, Ed's son, revealed some of the last words his father spoke to him in their last conversation before he passed on April 11 at age 83. "This is what he said, not just for me or the family," Jay Snider said. "He told me, and so I'll tell you. "Quote - the last sentence he ever spoke was, 'I can't thank the Flyers enough for everything they've given to me and my family.' " Perhaps the most amazing thing about the event at the Wells Fargo Center, which was attended by thousands, was the variety of people who spoke to memorialize the man referred to as "Mr. Snider," but whose great wish was for people simply to call him "Ed. " From hockey representatives such as NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Flyers captain for life Bob Clarke to businessmen such as Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and former PRISM/Comcast SportsNet president Jack Williams to even Mayor Kenney, the list of speakers illustrated the many segments of Philadelphia society Snider impacted.
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April 20, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
THE OFFICIAL tribute to Ed Snider before Monday night's Flyers-Caps first-round playoff series Game 3 was brief and understated, qualities that were rarely ascribed to the man himself. As the scenes from years gone by flickered past on the center-ice scoreboard, it was unsettling to reflect on how many of the people pictured along with the late Flyers owner also are alive only in memory now: Pat Quinn. Gene Hart. Joe Scott. Keith Allen. Gene's daughter Lauren Hart, sporting a "Snider 67" jersey that connoted the year the team was founded, did the God Bless America duet with Kate Smith, and the team wearing the "EMS" patches came out with more jump than it had shown in losing the first two games of the series, in Washington.
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April 20, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Before he walked into the Flyers' locker room Monday night and addressed the team after Game 3 of their playoff series against Washington, Jay Snider said it would be one of the most emotional moments of his life. "Normally," he said with conviction and deep admiration, "it would be Dad in there. " He was talking about Ed Snider, the Flyers chairman and cofounder who died of bladder cancer April 11 at age 83. During most of his 50 years with the team, Snider would walk from locker to locker after each home game, get to know the players, and, whether they won or lost, thank them for their effort.
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April 17, 2016 | By Ed Rendell, For the Daily News
SINCE ED SNIDER'S death, a lot has been written about him, Philadelphia, and Flyers Nation. I could not let the opportunity pass without adding my insight. As I thought about what to write someone from 6ABC came into my office to capture my reaction and showed me an article I wrote in June 2011, titled, "Ed Snider and Philly have been perfect together. " I reread it and was shocked to find how well it encapsulated a lot of what I want to say now. Let me quote from a few sections: "Ed Snider might not be the easiest guy to love - he's too rich, too handsome, too self-assured, too stubborn, too Republican (although he has been a significant contributor to my campaigns)
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April 15, 2016
By Sally Friedman I was probably the last person on Earth who didn't know that you shouldn't refer to Ed Snider by his first name. So the first time I met him in a business setting, I called him Ed. He may have flinched - but that informality never changed. Ed Snider, the cofounder of the Flyers and billionaire entrepreneur who died on Monday, may have been a tough guy - a strong, confident man with a steely stare - but he put up with a relationship with me that was, well, odd. I was the boss.
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