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A Shot At Ed Snider

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Honestly, it was impossible to stifle a guffaw upon reading Sportsnet’s trustworthy Elliotte Friedman’s report of Philadelphia owner Ed Snider’s ultimatum at last June’s competition committee meeting that, “If you don’t shrink the goalie’s equipment we’re going to enlarge the nets.”

I guarantee if “Mr. Snider” had been able to hire an elite goaltender over the last, oh 28 years or so since Ron Hextall’s early days as a Flyer, his outlook would be very different.

It was then-Flyers GM Bob Clarke, you should remember, who long ago led the charge against goaltenders being able to roam from the net to play the puck, and of course it was just a coincidence Martin Brodeur happened to be in the Flyers’ division.

But the fact Snider — who just might hold the record as the owner with the longest Stanley Cup drought in NHL history, now going on 40 years — has an agenda, whatever it is, doesn’t differentiate him from anyone on the competition committee stocked by active players and an owner.

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