Philadelphia Flyers chairman Ed Snider supports the efforts of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, Snider said in a statement on Saturday, contradicting a report by Philadelphia Daily News writer Frank Seravalli that claimed Snider thinks the league should settle with the NHL Players Association.
According to the Daily News story, Snider has supposedly soured on the NHL's reasoning for the lockout, and thinks they should stop fighting and get the season going as soon as possible.
The Daily News' source summed up Snider's supposed stance as, "If this is the deal we are going to get, what's the point of dragging this out?"
Snider was originally rumored to be one of the biggest proponents of locking out the players. The lockout has already claimed hundreds of games, including the Winter Classic on New Year's Day between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Some thought progress was being made between the two sides in recent weeks, but Bettman called for a two-week negotiation moratorium after talks reached another impasse.
Seravalli re-iterated on Twitter Saturday that he stands by his reporting.