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Flyers owner not “bitter” that Richards and Carter are in the finals

May 30, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

Richards and Carter AP

Flyers owner Ed Snider says he won’t be upset if Mike Richards and Jeff Carter win the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings. The man who used to sign their paychecks and was undoubtedly involved in the decision to trade both over the summer isn’t bitter about how things worked out.

“It doesn’t make it bitter at all,” Snider told the Associated Press Tuesday. “Quite frankly, I think it’s more interesting to watch. I am very fond of Richards and Carter. I’d love to see them succeed. As far as Jersey is concerned, they beat us. If they win, at least we know we lost to the best.”

Richards and Carter are still a topic of conversation in the city where they used to star. published a four-part feature on the former faces of the Flyers franchise that were reunited in L.A. after Carter was traded from Columbus to the Kings during the season.

“I’m a big believer in that everything happens for a reason, and if this is the road that was intended for us, then so be it,” Richards said yesterday.

“We’re happy right now. Jeff’s living with me. We’re having a good time in L.A. … The trade was frustrating at first, but I couldn’t be happier now.”

  1. hiltonandastoria - May 30, 2012 at 12:22 PM


  2. jimw81 - May 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Why didn’t anyone create a post about good old richie telling reporters that kings fans are better than flyers fans yesterday? It tells you about a guy who is afraid of real hardcore fan base instead of a bunch of bandwagon jumpers.

  3. geo91 - May 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    If they win those two are gonna be soooo drunk until August it’s stupid

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 30, 2012 at 4:59 PM

      Sometimes good things happen to bad people !

      • taytay099 - May 30, 2012 at 7:12 PM

        So you’ve read a few articles and blog posts about Carter and Richards drinking and now you’ve concluded they’re bad people?

  4. eigglesnosuperbowls - May 30, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Yeah keep telling yourself that !

  5. smushrodriguez - May 30, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    jimw81: you know, Flyers fans are not above reproach. What exactly did either of those players do to hurt Philly? All I heard was the stupid Philly media badger him with how he was a bad captain. I am a Flyers fan but not a stepford. Those two guys are not the reason the Flyers don’t have a cup. If you need to blame two people blame Ed Snider and Bobby Clarke/Homer.

  6. GenoPringles - May 30, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Not bitter huh? That’s like saying Paddy Kane doesn’t like booze n fat chicks. Just admit you made a bone head move and move on with sucking since 75. I’m glad this guy don’t run the Pens

  7. docvegas - May 31, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    if the flyers had quick or brodeur as their goaltender instead of that idiot bryzgalov, they would be in the finals

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