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Family, Heatley, team united in their grief

While the Thrasher mourn the loss of Dan Snyder, his parents ask them to keep playing.

Originally Published: October 6, 2003
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

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ATLANTA -- During the long days while Dan Snyder lay in a coma at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta Thrashers general manager Don Waddell and Snyder's mother used to sit in the hallway and talk.

"His mom and I would sit there in the waiting room and talk about him, and she'd tell me stories of when he was a kid. He was a battler as a kid," an emotional Waddell said Monday afternoon outside the team's practice facility north of the city.

"He was battling; ...

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