Ed Snider ripped the Olympic selection process and NHL participation on Thursday night following the Flyers 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche. (Photo Courtesy of Philadelphia Sports Writers Association)
It's usually a rarity to see Chairman Ed Snider in the Flyers locker room following a regular-season game. On Thursday, Snider spoke to the media.
It started like most would have expected. Snider talked about his friend and the memory of Keith Allen, a subject that he had addressed for days. But the conversation quickly turned to the play on the ice.
With the Olympic break just days away, one of the storylines surrounding the Flyers once again involved Claude Giroux's absence from Team Canada's roster. Snider did not hesitate to voice his displeasure of the Olympic break and the Olympic roster selection process.
"It's a farce," Snider said. "He's one of the best players in the league. It's ridiculous. He's better than half the guys on that team.
"We don't pick them, but anyone who thinks Claude Giroux doesn't belong on the Canadian team, they don't know anything about hockey as far as I'm concerned."