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Good Luck Flyers in Round 2

August 29th, 2020 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, NHL

Good Luck Flyers in Round 2 of Playoffs!!

UPDATE: Tied at 3-3 Game 7


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Had Head coach Fred Shero continued coaching the team, would the 1979-80 Flyers have won the Cup over New York?

March 8th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Had Head coach Fred Shero continued coaching the team, would the 1979-80 Flyers have won the Cup over New York? | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey, NHL, Sports

Fred “The Fog” Shero, the Philadelphia Flyers third head coach in team history (behind predecessors Keith Allen and Vic Stasiuk), coached the team from 1971 until 1978. In the process, the team won (its first) two Stanley Cups in team history (1973-74 and ’74-75), and thus became the first 1967 NHL expansion team to win a Stanley Cup out of the six new expansion franchises.

Shero was an amazing motivator, coach and overall contributor to the game of hockey. Prior to his tenure beginning in Philadelphia (which was his first opportunity at coaching at the professional level), he played a little bit of professional hockey with the Rangers (with a career NHL games played total of just 147), which sandwiched stints as a player at the minor league level. He coached in the minor leagues as well for St. Paul, Omaha and Buffalo (in the Rangers’ system).

(Shero/Clarke/AP Photo)

The Fog was an innovator and a creator of many intelligent, well thought out, practical systems as an NHL coach, which continue to be commonly employed by coaches in today’s day and age. He was the first coach to incorporate many of these systems in hockey, which include: studying and applying Soviet Union hockey influences, studying game-day film prior to the next respective game, having his players use in-season strength training, the morning skate, and in general, attempting to dig deep below x’s and o’s in outsmarting opposing coaches.

Shero won the cup with Philadelphia in succession from 1974-75, in the process defeating the rival Bruins and Buffalo. The next year, after the team won their two straight Cups, the team again made it to the Finals, this time losing to the offensive powerhouse Montreal Canadiens in a four-game sweep (three out of the four losses were one goal games). Surely a serious neck injury to two-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner/star starting goalie Bernie Parent midway through the ’75-76 season hampered the team’s chances to compete with Montreal in the finals, but nonetheless, the team was still impressive that season prior to defeat.


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NHL suspends Flyers Briere for 2 games

November 24th, 2009 by Christian | 2 Comments | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

Daniel Briere

Associated Press

TORONTO (AP)—The NHL has suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Daniel Briere two games for a late hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Scott Hannan.

The league announced the discipline Tuesday.

The incident occurred at 9:06 of the second period Monday night, right after Hannan had scored.


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