In 1973-74 the Philadelphia Flyers were known as the Broad Street Bullies. Their nickname tells you what they’re most remembered for: the '74 Flyers never met an opponent they didn’t want to beat up. They also had a coach, a center, a left winger, and a goalie who would make it to the Hall of Fame. But the '74 Flyers elevated goon hockey to a new level. The Bullies broke noses, filled seats, grabbed headlines, and paved the way for an unprecedented era of brawling in the NHL. They also won a Stanley Cup.
Pictured is left wing/enforcer Dave Schultz. Primary sources for this episode were two books by author Jay Greenberg: "Full Spectrum" and "The Flyers at 50", and a three-part New York Times series in 2011 by John Branch on late enforcer Derek Boogaard.