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Ed Snider fires back at “erroneous” report, says he supports Bettman

Nov 17, 2012, 4:12 PM EDT

Ed Snider AP

Earlier today, a Philadelphia Daily News report suggested that Flyers owner Ed Snider has emerged as key figure in a significant attitude change among the NHL’s Board of Governors.

Snider is reportedly pushing to bring an end to the ongoing lockout, and has reportedly proposed that a mediator be brought in.

Snider has since distanced himself from the report.

“An article appearing in today’s Philadelphia Daily News is absolutely erroneous,” Snider said, according to Frank Seravalli, the author of the report in question. “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, I am extremely hopeful that an agreement can be reached and we can eventually be playing hockey again soon. League rules prevent me and all owners from making any comments on the labor negotiations. I will continue to honor that and not make any further comments.”

Seravalli still stands by his original story and the fact that Snider has issued a denial isn’t shocking.

That being said, it’s worth noting that TSN’s Darren Dreger was also told Snider “remains strongly in Bettman’s corner.”

Meanwhile, we’re still waiting to see if the CBA negotiations will resume next week like the NHLPA hopes.

  1. jimw81 - Nov 17, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    he’s just covering himself before gary puts him in timeout.

  2. pens919209 - Nov 17, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Penalty on Snider – two minutes for ‘having some sense’.

  3. blomfelb - Nov 17, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Just as I predicted this was nothing but “fool’s gold” wishing from The Don & his NHLPA daydream believers. Gary & the powerful & just owners are fine waiting this thing out so buckle up. Try the old divide & conquer approach Der Fehr? Well like the mighty allied forces the NHL & Mr. Bettman aren’t standing idly by while you continue your flea circus. I think we’ll either have hockey eventually or not at all.

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    • blomfelb - Nov 17, 2012 at 4:44 PM

      Hey even ole Gary slips up on occasion! Keep payin’ it forward as I always say.

      • blomfeld - Nov 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM

        FU Blomfelb !

    • ib4joey - Nov 17, 2012 at 5:08 PM

      so k boss I try fix for joey friend.

      [peas make joey puter make video play now]

      • manchestermiracle - Nov 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

        What’s sorcery is this? Can’t you come up with an entirely different name instead of just changing one letter? Are you and “blomfelb” the anti-matter to blomfeld and id4joey? You jokers have way too much time on your hands….

      • blomfeld - Nov 18, 2012 at 6:29 PM

        FU Ib4joey !

    • manchestermiracle - Nov 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

      Hmmm, your handle is suspiciously close to blomfeld’s. “Blomfelb?” WTF?

      • blomfeld - Nov 18, 2012 at 2:57 AM

        ATTENTION FRIENDS !!!

        Please note that someone has now begun posting here under the erroneous names of “Blomfelb” and “Ib4joey” ! Of course these names are fake and they should in no way be confused with either “yours truly” or comrade Id4joey. I already have a good handle on who’s behind this little caper. But for good measure, I’ve also asked my old friend “Stransky” to take a look into this (ie: Stransky is a physicist and an expert in forensic causation analysis) and he’s assured me that he’ll have the name of this imposter within 48 hours, with a margin for error of “plus or minus” 2.5 hours. Once this imposter has been identified, then suffice it to say that he/she will be “dealt with” quickly and ruthlessly.

  4. Stiller43 - Nov 17, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    That sould make flyeredup happy, since he never wants hockey ever again.

  5. gmenfan1982 - Nov 17, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    I never once believed that all of the owners wanted this lockout. Too many teams are doing just fine and are too successful to want a stop in business. Rangers, leafs, Habs, flyers, kings, Canucks, Blackhawks, red wings, etc dont want a lockout. The league just needs to adopt a revenue sharing plan for sharing the revenue brought in for all apparel sales and merchandise. Divide this money up evenly amongst all teams to help out the teams who don’t bring in the cash.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Nov 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM

      That’s too close to socialism for the Republican owners.

  6. bcjim - Nov 17, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    1. How is Ed Snider the “owner” of the Flyers. He doesn’t “own” comcast does he? He is an employee, No? Comcast is a public corporation.

    2. He should, however, have the necessary oomph to end this since all the NHL games are on Comcast/NBC networks.

    Stop hiding behind Gary, Ed.

    • jimw81 - Nov 17, 2012 at 7:52 PM

      no.no.no. when the flyers built corestates/wachovia/wells fargo[insert bank name] center and snider need an partner to take on the cost. So came in comcast. snider has 50%+ ownership of flyers, corestates/wachovia/wells fargo center. comcast i believe comcast has a 45% stake in the flyers, comcast sportsnet etc.

      the reason why nhl is on nbc is because snider hate the way espn was treating nhl so they created vs then nbc sports net. the main reason why nbc sports net exists is because of nhl and nbc was told by nfl to create a sports network so nfl can sell their brand. look what fox sports is doing. they are re branding the speed channel into fox sports one to have nfl type programs on that station as well.

  7. mississippimudslinger - Nov 17, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Why should there be any Revenue Sharing?….. if you’re not successful enough at the Gate or the Box Office to stand on your own two feet then gtfo of the League then !

    • mpg44 - Nov 18, 2012 at 4:41 AM

      Just stop talking !

  8. id4joey - Nov 17, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    cspsrbums, what say you now friend?

  9. id4joey - Nov 17, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Who is this ib4joey? Hey. You cannot take credit for my accurate comments however feel free to take the hit for inaccurate predictions. Hehehehehe

  10. id4joey - Nov 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    What up now…..
    cspsrbums
    Nov 17, 2012, 3:39 PM EST

    Where is Id4Joey the owners sound a little upset I see a collapse amongst them

    • blomfeld - Nov 18, 2012 at 2:59 AM

      You tell him Joey ! :)

  11. acieu - Nov 18, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Who would think that a sports reporter would ever make something up out of rumors fed to him or her by a source whose rear end they were kissing?

  12. eyeh8goodell - Nov 18, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    It’s been consistently reported from the beginning that Snider was a Hardliner in these talks and he is a firm Bettman supporter. . Anybody who bought into that report the other day is a fool. Snider was the one quoted in an earlier NY Times piece that Bettman is essentially running the league.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/sports/hockey/on-hockey-bettman-is-the-undisputed-nhl-enforcer.html?_r=2&

  13. id4joey - Nov 18, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    ATTENTION FRIENDS !!!

    Please note that someone has now begun posting here under the erroneous names of “blomfelb” and “Ib4joey” ! Of course these names are fake and they should in no way be confused with either “yours truly” or blomfeld. blomfeld already has a good handle on who’s behind this little caper. But for good measure, he has also asked his old friend “Stransky” to take a look into this (ie: Stransky is a physicist and an expert in forensic causation analysis) and he’s assured blomfeld that he’ll have the name of this imposter within 48 hours, with a margin for error of “plus or minus” 2.5 hours. Once this imposter has been identified, then suffice it to say that he/she will be “dealt with” quickly and ruthlessly.

  14. cspsrbums - Nov 18, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Hey Id4 now you really believe his comments now. It’s in his best interest to recant his comments. It wouldn’t have been brought up if he didn’t say it somewhere. So what is your been prediction this time for the next meeting on Monday. Lets get right from the horses mouth.

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