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The Glory Years

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

It was 1991, maybe ’92 and I was still young in the business. A kid from the prairies, making his first hockey trip down the Eastern seaboard.

It was my first time inside the old Philadelphia Spectrum and as I gawked at the history, to the veteran New York scribe seated beside me, I must have had “ROOKIE” written all over my face.

And as we sat there, that scribe — Frank Brown was his name — looked around that classic old hockey barn and mused with a mixture of fondness and regret, “This used to be a very … angry … place.”

He was referring to the days of the Broad Street Bullies. The early 70’s, a time that was at once the Flyers ‘ glory years with Stanley Cups in 1974 and ’75 and an era many would call the nadir of hockey on this continent.


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