Monday, January 24, 2011
Ted Lanyon, John Bailey, Bryan Derrett, Bob Cowan, Hugh Scobie, Lou Crowdis, Joe Woitowich from this team all played in the EHL at one point or another. http://hockeydb.com also includes Don Hart from these Saints as having played for the 1964-65 Jersey Devils, but I'm pretty sure that was actually Art Hart, not Don, on the Devils according to newspaper accounts - though its possible they both could have been on the team.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
From Today's Philadelphia Inquirer:
35 years ago today, Broad Street Bullies ran Soviet Red Army out of the Spectrum
By FRANK SERAVALLI
PLAYING IT BACK, like a train wreck in slow motion, Ed Van Impe can vividly remember the hit that made the Soviets fold like a tent.
The date: 35 years ago today, at the Spectrum, with the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Flyers facing the Red Army team in the final game of the 1976 exhibition Super Series.
Van Impe darted from the penalty box, about midway through the first period, and watched the Soviets' breakout develop as he got a glimpse of his favorite kind of pass.
"It was a sucker pass,'' Van Impe, 70, said yesterday from his home in Vancouver. "I could see the play developing. The winger made a sucker pass and [Valeri] Kharlamov had to turn his head to get it. I remember watching it, almost in slow motion. And the same time the puck connected with Kharlamov, I connected with him and flattened him.
"I just wanted to welcome him to Philadelphia.'' Read More
Great Moments: Flyers Conquer the Red Army
There was a lot at stake entering the final game. The Flyers were not only defending their status as the NHL’s preeminent team, they also found themselves in the unaccustomed position of representing North American hockey in general and the NHL in particular. Philly was the NHL’s last and best hope for defeating the Red Army.
On the other hand, if CSKA could complete an undefeated gauntlet of games with a win over the Flyers on Spectrum ice (where Philly won a staggering 36 of 40 games in 1975-76, with two ties), the Red Army could rightfully claim to be the best team in any league in the world.
“They didn’t like us and we didn’t like them. So we were ready for a war,” said Flyers Hall of Fame left winger Bill Barber... Read Whole Article
Check out the photos from this article. There's a great shot of Bobby Clarke and Dave Schultz crashing Tretiak in the Soviet nets.
and a little video...