Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider is not often one to hold back with his comments and he certainly didn't when he addressed his frustration with the NHL's participation in the Olympics.

I hate them. It's ridiculous, the whole thing is ridiculous,” Snider said. “I don't care if it is in Philadelphia, I wouldn't want to break up the league. I think it's ridiculous to take three weeks off…in the middle of the season. How can anybody be happy breaking up the season? No other league does it, why should we? There's no benefit to us whatsoever. If anything, I can only see negatives.”
Hate is a strong word, but Snider's frustration is palpable. He also railed against Team Canada for not picking Claude Giroux over Martin St. Louis, which may have got his blood boiling enough to make such strong statements.