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by Paul on 05/27/10 at 09:47 AM ET
from Stephen A. Smith of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Assuming that e-mails, letters and voice-mail messages have some value, it’s fair to surmise that Ed Snider isn’t Mr. Popularity in these parts.
If his dismissive ways don’t turn you off, perhaps it’s the way he saunters around, appearing as if he has all the answers - with absolutely no championship hardware since the days when his hair was still brown. But if these Flyers pull off the unthinkable, recapturing a Stanley Cup once given to Philadelphia in a double dose 35 years ago, the fans can feel free to scream “We did it” all summer long. As long as they pause for a moment to pay homage to the man who made it happen.
The Flyers would not be in the playoffs if Snider did not get them there. Scratch any dreams about a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals, too. Had it not been for the man cutting the checks, this season of miracles - from making the playoffs in a shoot-out in the regular-season finale to overcoming a three-games-to-none deficit to Boston - would have fallen far short of euphoria.
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