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RIP: Ed Snider

While the Philadelphia Flyers had some good news by clinching the final slot in the Eastern Conference they organization suffered some very bad news as the team’s founder, Ed Snider, passed away at the age of 83.

Snider brought the game to Philadelphia in 1967 during the National Hockey League’s expansion from 6 teams to 12.  The Flyers were an instant hit (as Snider knew it would be) and they hold the distinction of being the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup. 

Snider would later own the Philadelphia 76ers and would enter the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988. 

We here at would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Ed Snider at this time.

Ed Snider

The powerful “Broad Street Bullies” had a few entries to the Hockey Hall of Fame, but often forgotten amongst the players is the owner of the team that put it together. Ed Snider was the owner of the Philadelphia Flyers, the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup. He was not just an owner of a hockey team, but a supporter of the sport in general as he helped develop the amateur hockey in the Delaware Valley area.
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