Saturday, February 27, 2010
The Broad Street Bullies
The Philadelphia Flyers of the 1970’s were known as the Broad Street Bullies. The hockey players on the team played very rough. Most of the players on the team had long hair and a lot of teeth missing. There were fights in almost every game. Other teams were scared to come to Philadelphia and play in the Spectrum. The Flyers won the Stanley Cup in 1974 and 1975 because of their physical play. The Broad Street Bullies also played a game against the Russians on January 11, 1976. The Russians were known as the Red Army and were supposedly the best team in the world. They played a few teams in the NHL and went undefeated. Their last game was in Philadelphia against the Flyers. The Broad Street Bullies came out hitting and checking hard. The Russians left the ice because of the Flyers hard hitting. The Flyer’s owner told the Russians that they would not get paid if they didn’t play. The Russians came back out and the Flyers continued to pound on the Russians. The Flyers won the game 4-1. The Broad Street Bullies are known for their physical style of hockey.