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by Paul on 06/19/11 at 10:16 AM ET
from Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
He was the first head coach to hire an assistant and among the first to use video as a coaching tool and to institute game-day skates. He was a pioneer in the study of Soviet hockey, even traveling behind the Iron Curtain to do so.
Yet, somehow, Fred Shero is not in the Hall of Fame.
We don’t even know if he’s ever been nominated because nominations are kept secret.
“I think over the past few years, people are realizing he’s not in and are making a big push,” Ray Shero said. “I’ve talked to (Flyers chairman) Ed Snider, and he said, ‘This is so ridiculous. Weren’t people watching hockey?’ “
Of course they were, but the ‘70’s Flyers played the most violent form of it anyone had seen. They racked up fighting majors and resentments by the dozen — some of the latter lingering to this day.
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