Shero was chronicled on Whiz Wit this morning for the first time and, just hours later, he was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Coincidence? No, the man was just THAT deserving.
Shero, who passed away in 1990 at the age of 65, coached the Flyers for seven seasons before coaching the New York Rangers for another two and a half. He was 390-225-119 in his 734 games coaching. Shero led the Flyers to back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in 1973-74 and 1974-75 while leading them to the Finals in 1975-76 as well.
In addition to leading an expansion franchise to a Stanley Cup title in seven years, one of Shero's most impressive feats is coaching the only team that beat the Soviet Red Army in 1976. He was revolutionary as he was one of the first coaches to watch game film of other teams and implemented the morning skate.
It was long overdue but a fabulous honor for the man.
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