Beyond The Benches

Good News Confirmed For Flyers & Fans

The Philadelphia Flyers received some good news this week when owner and chairman Ed Snider announced that he is now cancer-free. The 81-year-old was diagnosed earlier this year with cancer and found out the good news on August 13, but recent reports have confirmed this. Snider underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment and is doing well, leading to news about his future plans for the organization.

He was quick to jump back into plans for the team and has been talking to the press about patience lately, seen in this USA Today article published earlier this week.Snider has admitted that patience had not been his best virtue lately, but claims that General Manager Ron Hextall will make a positive change to that, which will ultimately serve the team well.

With his good health, Snider is eager to re-create a winning team, hoping to break the 39-year dry spell the Flyer’s have had since their last Stanley Cup win in 1975. Of course this will not be a simple or easy task, but Snider certainly is anxious to begin the challenge.




Writer: Clairissa Baker is a student at Boston University working towards a dual degree in journalism and international relations, and she spends a lot of her spare time following hockey. Clairissa can be reached on Twitter @ClairissaBaker.