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04-09-2009, 09:34 AM
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OT: Snider powering youth hockey in Philadelphia

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For city's young hockey players, a big assist

By Sam Carchidi
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The fog, caused by unseasonably warm mid-March weather, climbed ever so slowly off the ice, and was so heavy, so thick, you could barely see the young hockey players skating through their drills. Their innocent, unbridled laughter echoed off the tin roof of the Kensington rink - a rink that was on the critical list a few months ago.
Ed Snider, the Flyers' founder and chairman, has taken the rink - and two others - off life support.

Because of budget cuts, the city had targeted three city rinks for closure.

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Between this and lowering the cost of season tix, Snider just continues to be a class guy. Bravo.

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Between this and lowering the cost of season tix, Snider just continues to be a class guy. Bravo.
I thought they seemed a little cheaper.

I really fear the day he's gone. He's not replaceable.

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Between this and lowering the cost of season tix, Snider just continues to be a class guy. Bravo.
I'm pretty sure he didnt lower the season ticket prices. He just didnt raise them like every other team in the league.

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I'm pretty sure he didnt lower the season ticket prices. He just didnt raise them like every other team in the league.
I could've sworn my Dad said next years cost him less, maybe I misheard.

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great article

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I could've sworn my Dad said next years cost him less, maybe I misheard.
The only reason I said that is because there was just a thread on here within the last couple months where Snider came out and said despite everyone else in the league raising their season ticket prices, because of the poor economy the Flyers would be keeping their prices the same next year that they are for this year.

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Snider is a model owner and his work in the community is absolutely priceless.

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The only reason I said that is because there was just a thread on here within the last couple months where Snider came out and said despite everyone else in the league raising their season ticket prices, because of the poor economy the Flyers would be keeping their prices the same next year that they are for this year.
honestly, you're probably right. Regardless, he's absolutely one of the best owners in sports.

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Taking a look around the city of Philly, it's probably in his best interests to not raise ticket prices.

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Snider is one of the last of the true sportsmen.

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Between this and lowering the cost of season tix, Snider just continues to be a class guy. Bravo.
When did he lower season tickets?

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When did he lower season tickets?
We discussed this above. I misheard, he just didn't raise them like everyone else.

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Anyways, on Snider, we are lucky to have him. And we were lucky to have him come back. I just hope his successor does as much as he's not only demanded from the team, but from himself as well.

As a Kings fan too, (just read this which I just posted on the main boards too), it's the other side of the Spectrum. Phil Anschutz has been more worried about all of his other projects, and his cash cow, the Kings, continues to sit as one of the league's doormats. He's been running around doing his David Beckham thing, and his soccer thing, and his LA Live! thing (which Ed Snider is tearing down the spectrum for Philly's over version - even giving it the same name), and his Kansas City thing, while his biggest investment...sits there. They're basically the new Chicago Blackhawks.

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Anyways, on Snider, we are lucky to have him. And we were lucky to have him come back. I just hope his successor does as much as he's not only demanded from the team, but from himself as well.

As a Kings fan too, (just read this which I just posted on the main boards too), it's the other side of the Spectrum. Phil Anschutz has been more worried about all of his other projects, and his cash cow, the Kings, continues to sit as one of the league's doormats. He's been running around doing his David Beckham thing, and his soccer thing, and his LA Live! thing (which Ed Snider is tearing down the spectrum for Philly's over version - even giving it the same name), and his Kansas City thing, while his biggest investment...sits there. They're basically the new Chicago Blackhawks.
I think Lombardi is a good GM. And the Kings have a huge amount of young talent.

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I grilled Lombardi for the do-nothing off-season, as it was good for the team, but bad in terms of their ownership really showing a commitment to win. If they would have replaced Mike Cammallerri's scoring they could have made the playoffs. In the end it will be good for the Kings, I thought they'd be bad the whole year, but it didn't have to be this way this year.

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