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.