Philadelphia hasn’t won a Stanley Cup since 1975, and fans just watched former Flyers Jeff Carter and Mike Richards win their second title with the Kings since being shipped out of Philly.
Those facts don’t make Ed Snider happy. Snider is the chairman of Comcast Spectacor, the Philly-based entertainment company that owns the team and their Wells Fargo Center home. He’s the godfather of hockey in Philadelphia — the man responsible for bringing the NHL to the city in the late 1960s.
From 1974 through 1987, Snider was much happier. His Flyers appeared in six Stanley Cup Finals, winning two (1974 and 1975). Sometime during that Philly hockey heyday, Snider (and one of his four wives) resided at Honeystone in the suburban Philly town of Wayne.
The massive estate will be auctioned off by Concierge Auctions and Kurfiss Sotheby’s Realty on Thursday and is expected to fetch millions. For that sort of money, the winning bidder will enjoy a master suite with a fireplace, sitting area and a large bathroom, a gourmet kitchen, and a dining room that seats up to 36 (enough for a full hockey team and coaching staff).
Highlights of Ed Snider’s Former Wayne, Pa. Estate:
• 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms
• 12,800 square-feet
• Heated swimming pool; pool house with kitchen and bar
• 22.5 miles to Oasis gentlemen’s club
• 3 miles from Whole Foods
• 1.1 miles from Cordell & Cordell (divorce attorneys for men)