It’s now more than 40 years since the Philadelphia Flyers entered the National Hockey League.
Still best known for the Broad Street Bullies of the mid-1970’s, the Flyers’ first years before their two Stanley Cups were quite interesting.
We speak with columnist, Flyers’ historian and author Jay Greenberg (Full Spectrum: Philadelphia Flyers, Triumph Books) about those early years (1967-1972) that included the roof blowing off the Spectrum, the role of broadcaster Gene Hart in developing fans, and the Flyers’ efforts in creating an identity.
Bernie Parent, Andre Lacroix, Barry Ashbee, Kate Smith are some of the names recalled in this conversation.
http://conversationsontheroad.com (Access December, 2008)