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Fred Shero FINALLY Elected to Hall of Fame

Jul 9, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

Finally.

Former Flyers Coach Fred Shero was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame this afternoon. He’ll join players Chris Chelios, Scott Niedermayer, Brendan Shanahan, and woman’s hockey pioneer Geraldine Heaney as this year’s inductees.

Many younger hockey fans know him as the guy who led the Flyers to their only Stanley Cups, perhaps most remembered for his now legendary chalk board message, “Win together today!!! and we walk together forever!!!” prior to Stanley Cup Game game 6 in ’74.

Eric Lindros was not elected this year.

More on Shero’s honor over at CSN.

The reaction to Shero’s inclusion was relief.

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  1. stilllearninggolf.wordpress.com - Jul 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Finally.

    This guy changed hockey and this city forever. In a way, he helped change the country by laying the groundwork for beating the Red Army that led us to the Miracle on Ice. Personally, his style of play made a lifelong fan out of my dad who in turn made a lifelong fan out of me.

    I can’t wait to see his induction and all the stories coming out about him and that team over the next few months leading up to the ceremony.

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  2. Blackscreen - Jul 9, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    About fucking time!

    That’s all I got…

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  3. FlyerFan4Life - Jul 9, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    This has been a long time coming! I’ve been a Flyer fan since 1969 and the 3 best moves they made were Drafting Clarkie, Hiring Freddy the Fog and Trading for Bernie!!! What Fred did in the early 70s was years ahead of coaching. Hiring Mike Nykoluk was a huge key to building the Flyers into a Championship team.

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    • erzug - Jul 10, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      The fog has finally lifted.

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  4. 33 - Jul 10, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    That’s a hell of a Hall of Fame class.

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    • caliphornian - Jul 10, 2013 at 11:20 AM

      …except for Chelios the Thug. Because there was no penalty on this play…

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