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Flyers honor Fred Shero with eight-foot statue

Mar 15, 2014, 10:00 PM EST

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The Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday unveiled an eight-foot statue of Fred Shero outside XFINITY Live!

Perhaps the best part was that Ray Shero, Fred’s son and the general manager of the rival Pittsburgh Penguins, was on hand for the event.

The statue was created by Chad Fisher, according to CSN Philadelphia.

“Mr. Fisher did a fantastic job with it and that’s part of the legacy I talk about,” Ray Shero said, as per CSN Philadelphia. “My kid, when they come back, they can always see that and know their grandfather was part of the Flyer family.”

Fred Shero won two Stanley Cups as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers – in 1974 and 1975. He also won 308 regular season games behind the Flyers’ bench. In 1976, the Flyers had a chance to pull off three consecutive championships, but lost in the final to the Montreal Canadiens. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last November.

“He coached here, the Spectrum was here, he’s now in front of the area where we all had so many great memories,” Flyers chairman Ed Snider said, as per NHL.com.

“He’ll be remembered here forever. I think it’s fantastic. He was the greatest coach we ever had, one of the greatest guys you’ll ever want to meet.”

  1. larrybrown43 - Mar 15, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Absolutely! Should of been done years ago.

  2. blackheart78 - Mar 15, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Awesome statue. If the “Broad Street Bullies” movie ever gets made I would love to see Bryan Cranston as Fred Shero.

    • SergeantKabukiMan - Mar 15, 2014 at 11:12 PM

      Yeah but if zombie makes it. Watch Shero be played be Danny Trejo or his wife..

      • blackheart78 - Mar 15, 2014 at 11:18 PM

        @Kabukiman, very true hahaha. I could totally see Rob Zombie trying to make Bobby Clarke some drug addict, Bill Barber having multiple personality syndrome, Bernie Parent a raging alcoholic, etc. etc.

  3. 7mantel - Mar 15, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    FOG !!!!!!

  4. 19to77 - Mar 15, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Hopefully Pens fans can still appreciate Shero the First for his huge role with the Flyers. Ray Shero learned a hell of a lot from his dad and the Pens have been the beneficiaries of that experience. This is a rare and pretty cool shared moment between the rivals.

  5. sndflyers - Mar 16, 2014 at 2:39 AM

    How is there not a single story about how the Flyers disMantled the Penguins today ? We have up to date status on every other team and minor sub story but no story ???? I hate to sound like a so called “typical” Philadelphia fan, but really if the penguins beat us 4-0 the whole page would be flooded with articles about it. Instead we get a story about the Fred Shero statue that is cool in its own right, But the tag line is still about penguin GM ray Shero. Weak. Real weak.

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