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Flyers Extras: Snider the Newspaperman? Lavvy the Fisherman?

Feb 5, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

Philadelphia Flyers news, including Ed Snider and Ed Rendell looking into buying the Inquirer and Daily News, Peter Laviolette going fishing, and Zac Rinaldo's latest capital investment.

The wounds from yesterday’s 6-4 loss to the Devils are still fresh, as should be expected after we had to endure Ilya Kovalchuk posting a Gordie Howe hat trick. Here are a few stories to distract us from that, and perhaps one to add a little salt.

First, how’s this for a possible business partnership? Former Mayor of Philadelphia and Governor of Pennsylvania and Flyers owner Ed Snider are among a group folks interested in possibly buying the Inquirer and the Daily News. [AP/Delco Times]

Meanwhile, the February 12th episode the NBC Network show “Charlie Moore: No Offense,” featuring the Mad Fisherman, will showcase the rod and reel talents of Flyers bench boss Peter Laviolette. The pic at above-right looks nothing like the Lavvy we saw ready to hold someone’s face up to the skate sharpener at the end of yesterday’s first period, eh? [Flyers.com]

Zac Rinaldo’s agitation may have helped the Flyers turn the tide of yesterday’s game, but it also cost him $5,000. After the game, Rinaldo was issued two separate fines of $2,500, one for a late hit on Jacob Josefson and another for the trip of Zach Parise that led to the third period melee also including the Schenn/Kovalchuk fight. Still awaiting word on whether Parise was fined for slashing Jaromir Jagr and possibly breaking his finger, or Anton Volchenkov for hitting him at every opportunity. I guess Volch had to find another skill player to pick at, with Danny Briere still sidelined with the concussion he gave him. [CSN Philly]

Interested in a closer look at the SABR-like side of hockey analysis? Eric T. digs through some zone entry comparisons for the Flyers and Rangers. Uh huhghuhh huh. He said ‘zone entry.’ [Broad Street Hockey]