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10-05-2003, 06:36 PM
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Matt Gunning
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The worst possible news.

Dan Snyder was one of those guys who simple defied the odds and made it to the NHL.

The first time Snyder got called up to Atlanta, I thought to myself "there is no way this guy is going to make it. He's not that big nor especially fast"

A year later I watched him play for the Chicago Wolves and he really opened my eyes. He was gritty, nasty and smart with the puck. I came back from watching him play in the AHL Finals and I said that this guy should make the Thrashers next year.

After a back injury set him back at the start of of 2002-03 season, he finally came up and stuck with the team, playing with great composure and standing up for teammates. He was one of those people who made because he simply worked harder and smarter than the people he competed against.

R.I.P.

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