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Something Always Happens To The Flyers In The Finals According To Ed Snider

from David Isaac of the Courier-Post,

The team's founder doesn't usually show up until midway through training camp and Saturday he was at the team's practice facility in a bright orange windbreaker with a Flyers emblem on the left side of his chest ready for the first day of rookie camp.

Snider, 81, found out earlier this year that he had cancer, but after radiation and chemotherapy, it's "all gone." He feels full of life and ready to start another campaign hoping to re-create the magic of 39 years ago, the last time the Flyers won a Stanley Cup....

Snider says he's constantly reminded the Flyers haven't won a Cup since 1975. The almosts and close calls over the years have haunted him.

"The bottom line is that's success," Snider said. "To get to the finals and then something always (expletive) happens to us in the finals."...

Don't mention the Stanley Cup Finals in 1976 when the Montreal Canadiens won the first of four straight Cups and swept the Flyers, although the first three games were won by one goal.

"They barely beat us!" an animated Snider said. "That team would have won four or so in a row. I just feel like somehow we're snakebit and somebody's putting pins in a doll."

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I sure know “something happened” to them in 1997.

It’s called “playing a vastly superior team that totally undresses your overrated butts.”

Posted by captaineclectic on 09/13/14 at 05:11 PM ET

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I wonder what color the sky is on Mr. Snider’s world ?

Posted by mc keeper on 09/14/14 at 03:22 PM ET

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