Ed Snider wanted defense, he got defense

The problem is, this was last season and not the current offseason where the Flyers seem to be having incredibly poor luck with defensemen.

I thought I’d share an old post I made from another time and place. While it, unfortunately, has no bearing moving forward, it’s certainly interesting to see how much pull Ed Snider has over personnel.

Last February 11, a good friend of mine attended the Flyers vs Rangers game. It was a particularly bad game in which the Flyers lost 5-2 (would it surprise you that it was an afternoon game?). After the game, I received the following text message:

“Just sat next to Snider for the game. Check out his phone speed dials. He picked it up in the third and called Holmgren and said I want a defenseman. We may need two. Then slammed down the phone.”

 He also sent me the above pictures. I think it’s safe to say, that within the next 10 days, Snider got his wish when the Flyers traded for Nicklas Grossmann and Pavel Kubina.

  • James Minger

    Interesting stuff. Sometimes Snider’s over reactive influence is good, and sometimes it hands out 9 year contracts to goalies. Either way, I think it is far more interesting that Lou Nolan has priority on Snider’s speed dial over Homer. I suppose Snider wants to call in as many Peco Power Plays as possible.

    • http://www.flyersfaithful.com/ Kevin Christmann

      haha I found the speed dial interesting as well.

    • Bronson

      Maybe he works from the bottom up