Thread: News Article: Partying prompted parting?
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07-25-2011, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by DrDoom View Post
He rarely does....but what do you expect from somebody who has a questionable past with drinking himself and who sometimes operates as though he's a dry drunk for those familiar with the symptoms.

I'm sure it was tough for him to deal with this issue on a personal and intimate level and how it affected two of his cornerstone players. Holmgren is all about giving people second, third etc chances...but at some point you have to cut your losses and in this case Snider probably forced his hand and had enough possibly influenced by some of the exit interviews offered up by the vets which may have included the "leakers."
This.

I can't help but get the feeling that this was a painful in-house issue really. Whatever was going on, it still seemed to really bug Holmgren letting the two go. At the press conference, he almost gave the impression of a father cutting off his two sons. It was really painful to watch the whole thing.

That's also why I'm shocked that people claim this would hurt the Flyers' credibility as one of the most upstanding organizations in the league. The Flyers take care of their own, and if they can't, they usually do what's in the best interest of the player.

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