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11-19-2012, 02:00 PM
Bob b smith
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Friedman (CBC):

"That's why it wasn't a surprise to read a Philadelphia Daily News report that Flyers chairman Ed Snider had "soured on the process." Snider, who owns approximately 30 per cent of the team, denied the story, but I would just say this about Daily News writer Frank Seravalli: He's not one to make wild guesses.

The obvious question for any annoyed fan reading this blog would be: Why doesn't someone say something publicly? It's a great question because I think there are people itching to do it.


Obviously, any owner who makes a statement risks a $1-million fine. By now, that's pocket change compared to what some of their teams have lost in revenue. It's not the money, though, it's what happens down the road.

"The commissioner [Gary Bettman] will remember," one executive said.

Outdoor games, entry drafts, all-star weekend, even a spot on the powerful executive committee -- all of that stuff is important for owners to get. Step out of line and you know those opportunities are lost."

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