Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Flyers: A History of Evil - Red Army Massacre

January 11, 1976 (AP/UPI) - In what was billed as a friendly exhibition match between the Flyers and the Soviet Red Army team, Philly goon Ed Van Impe replaces his stick with a harpoon and repeatedly stabs Red Army star Valery Kharmalov until the Soviet finally collapses in the right face-off circle near Flyer goalie Bernie Parent. Fearing for their safety, the Soviets retreat to their dressing room and refuse to finish the game, only to be forced back onto the ice by a mob of Flyer fans carrying bricks, bottles, and the severed head of Soviet stickboy Sasha Kaminsky. Pravda runs the above artist's rendition of the Flyers on-ice introduction the next day.

1 comment:

HabsFan29 said...

that cartoon is eerily accurate