Ed Snider Selling His NYC Apartment and Its Key to Gramercy Park

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Flyers owner Ed Snider purchased his Manhattan pied-à-terre in 2011 for $7 million. He renovated it with the help of Ernest de la Torre and has just listed the apartment for sale at $8.75 million. It’s nice to see that at least one of Snider’s assets has appreciated in the last three years.

It’s easy to see why the apartment commands such a princely sum. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Gramercy Park. The kitchen has plural wine refrigerators. The master bedroom includes a wood-burning fireplace and a sycamore wood walk-in closet with electronic drawers (really, when you think about it, why should you have to open your own drawers?). The remaining two bedrooms each have their own en suite baths.

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Should Flyers Claude Giroux Be a Late Addition to Team Canada?

Feb 1, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) celebrates a goal against the Los Angeles Kings in the third period of game at Staples Center. Philadelphia Flyers won 2-0. Photo | Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 1, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) celebrates a goal against the Los Angeles Kings in the third period of game at Staples Center. Philadelphia Flyers won 2-0. Photo | Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday afternoon the Tampa Bay Lightning announced that star sniper Steven Stamkos would not participate in the Winter Olympics for Team Canada. His horrificly fractured leg has not healed enough for him to be cleared to play. So the immediate speculation is who will replace the two-time NHL goal-scoring leader.

When the Canadian Olympic hockey team was announced in early January, Flyers captain Claude Giroux was not named to the roster. Giroux had been off to a slow start, but has picked things up significantly in the last month. Also not named to the team in early January was Stamkos’ teammate Martin St. Louis.

So will Giroux be named to Team Canada now? 

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Keith Allen, Flyers’ First Coach, Is Dead

USA Today reports that Keith Allen is dead at age 90:

The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native played 28 games for the Detroit Red Wings between the 1953-54 and 1954-55 seasons, but is known far better as the architect of the Broad St. Bullies teams that won a pair of Stanley Cups nearly 20 years later.

“Keith was the first coach in the history of the Philadelphia Flyers and a man for whom I have tremendous respect,” Flyers chairman Ed Snider said in a news release. “In my mind, he was and always will be one of the greatest general managers in the history of hockey. He was known as ‘Keith the Thief,’ I never knew of a bad deal he made. This team would never have reached the level of success we have had over the past 48 years if it were not for Keith.”

Allen was the Flyers’ general manager from December 22, 1969, to May 27, 1983.

 

Ice Hockey Road Trip! On Their Annual Disney on Ice Excursion, Flyers Come Alive in Canada

Dec 30, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux (28) is defended by Vancouver Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis (2) during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Philadelphia Flyers won 4-3. Photo | Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 30, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux (28) is defended by Vancouver Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis (2) during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Philadelphia Flyers won 4-3. Photo | Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

CALGARY, Alberta — A funny thing happened on the Flyers’ Disney on Ice road trip: They started looking less like Mickey Mouse and more like Mighty Mouse.

Through Sunday, the Wells Fargo Center is booked with Disney on Ice. As such, the Flyers are on a six-game road trip that takes them to five western cities (and then, um, Newark, New Jersey).

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Have You Noticed? The Flyers Have Stopped Sucking

Flyers center Claude Giroux. Photo | Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Flyers center Claude Giroux. Photo | Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

What a difference a month makes. The last time we checked in with the Philadelphia Flyers they were setting records for offensive ineptness. Now the team is riding high after a three-game winning streak, including a statement effort against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.

So what has happened? And how has it happened so quickly?

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