Posted by: puckdrawn | February 17, 2009

Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) to wear “Broad Street Bullies” jerseys

Here’s some AHL jersey news for ya. Pretty cool jersey that I wish I could get my hands on, but I’m not into paying auction prices no matter HOW good the cause is that a portion of the proceeds are going to!

The news story below is from the Philadelphia Phantoms website.

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244901The Broad Street Bullies are one of the most-recognized groups in NHL history, well known for their style of play that brought two Stanley Cups to Philadelphia in the 1970s. In many ways, those teams have defined the entire history of Flyers hockey.

The Broad Street Bullies shaped the future of hockey in Philadelphia and also developed into an entire culture of expectations for opponents and fans at the historic Spectrum, making the building one of the most loathed places to play for other NHL organizations.

The Phantoms will be honoring those Flyers teams of the 70s on Friday, February 20 as part of their celebration of the final season at the Wachovia Spectrum. The club will wear a Broad Street Bullies-themed jersey as their second specialty jersey of the season when the club hosts Portland at 7:05. The jerseys can be seen tonight at phantomshockey.com.

The game will also honor Frank Miceli, one of this year’s inductees into the Phantoms Hall of Fame. The contest will be televised on Comcast SportsNet beginning at 7:05.

After the game, the jerseys will be auctioned off in Bullies Restaurant, named for the very group of Flyers the jerseys represent. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation.

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Responses

  1. I really like the striping pattern on the jersey. Its quite interesting…maybe use that as an alternate jersey with the phantoms logo instead of the writing tho.

  2. I like the jersey, but if they’re to honour the old Flyers teams, why not just wear an old Flyers jersey? An extra jersey to sell, I understand that, but the reasoning seems kinda weak.

  3. Yeah, I think they want to honor the money first and then the Spectrum/Flyers/etc. second.


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