Ed Snider refuted an earlier article about him turning on Gary Bettman. From Flyers.com:
An article appearing in today's Philadelphia Daily News is absolutely erroneous,” Snider said. “I am a solid supporter of National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman and the League in this unfortunate situation.
“Like all fans, players, owners and League officials, I am extremely hopeful that an agreement can be reached and we can eventually be playing hockey again soon. League rules prevent me and all owners from making any comments on the labor negotiations. I will continue to honor that and not make any further comments."
For what it is worth, the author of the story stood by his story:
I continue to stand by my reporting in today's paper. End of story.
— Frank Seravalli (@DNFlyers) November 17, 2012
So yea. Whatever.