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Ed Snider Dies; Flyers Release Tribute Video

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The Philadelphia Flyers have lost their leader.

 

Comcast Spectacor chairman and Flyers owner Ed Snider lost his two-year battle with cancer on Monday. Snider was 83 years old.

 

From his successful hockey franchise to his work with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, we could talk for hours about the impact Snider has made on the Tri-State area. While there have been grumblings over the years in regards to the controversy regarding the formation of the Flyers franchise, Snider's business acumen regarding the emergence of his expansion team as a dominant force in the NHL, the entities that emerged from Spectacor (PRISM, WIP, the Sixers, and Comcast SportsNet), his influence in getting the NHL television contracts as well as his impact on the local community can never be disputed.

 

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On so many levels, the Delaware Valley is better because Ed Snider made a difference here. In the end, that’s really all you can ask for in life. Ed Snider certainly lived a very memorable life, and his legacy will never be forgotten.

Below is an emotional tribute video released by the Flyers.

Thank you Ed Snider.

Rest in peace.

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