Ed Snider Flyers legend dies at 83

Ed Snider

Ed Snider

Ed Snider, the man who brought to the Philadelphia Flyers to town has died.  He was 83.

Legendary former Flyer goaltender Bernie Parent spoke after finding out about Snider’s death.

When the Flyers won the Stanley Cup twice in the 1970’s it was Bernie Parent who was between the pipes.  

Parent says when the team began in the late 1960’s there were times that Ed Snider had to worry about more than the next opponent.

“Ed was sitting around the kitchen table with his wife and wondering how he would make payroll,” Parent said.

But Snider was a visionary, bringing Prism Pay TV to a city that only had cable in South Philly, making it into a major money maker among his other ventures.  

Parent says the Flyers players and Snider were family.

“Great individual with passion toward the game, toward the players, toward the city,” he said.

Snider died of complications from Bladder cancer.  Funeral services will be private, although there will be a public remembrance at the Wells Fargo Center.

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