Broad Street Bullies Documentary

HBO will premiere their Philadelphia Flyers documentary, “Broad Street Bullies”, on May 4th at 10 PM.

Growing up a Flyers fan, the back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships in ’74 and ’75 are some of my earliest memories of the team. Although they were despised by many fans around the NHL for their intimidating style of play, the team was adored by fans in the Philadelphia area. While the Bullies took a lot of heat for kicking ass and taking names, their rough and tumble approach to the game was initially engineered to mimic that of the Big Bad Bruins, the Flyers’ rowdy rivals from Boston.

Led by Head Coach Fred ‘The Fog’ Shero, the Flyers also took on the Soviet Central Red Army team on January 11, 1976, in an exhibition game which saw the Soviets leave the ice during the first period in protest of an Ed Van Impe elbow to the head of Red Army forward Valeri Kharlamov that wasn’t deemed a penalty by referee Lloyd Gilmour.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the Bullies documentary looks entertaining. Check out the trailer or read more on the Flyers’ website.

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One Response to “Broad Street Bullies Documentary”

  1. Michael Gross Says:

    I will be attending this, thanks to a special someone who has season tickets. I still find it amazing that the legend of the Flyers is still stuck in some folks’ minds (namely, the anti-fans and fans of the Flyers’ opponents), because any Flyers fan should know the current roster – and the rosters of the last 20 years – have been a far cry from what we knew as “Bullies”.

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