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The 1984-85 Flyers want to wish you a Merry Christmas

Dec 15, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

Dug out from the classic holiday hockey archives, watch as the 1984-85 Flyers read, “The Night Before Christmas” in the least charismatic way possible. Coach “Iron” Mike Keenan actually seems annoyed he has to deliver some Christmas joy. Ilkka Sinisalo doesn’t seem to have any idea what he’s reading and Brad Marsh looks plain suspicious.

source:  From the hats, hair and weirdo denim, if you weren’t familiar with the legendary ‘84 Flyers (who would have won the Stanley Cup is it weren’t for pesky Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers) you might think the organization pulled local truckers off the road.

But while the video is loaded with humorous nostalgia, it’s also extremely depressing to remember just how many members of the ‘84 team are gone — Pelle Lindbergh, Brad McCrimmon, Miro Dvorak, EJ McGuire and Peter Zezel.

Rounding off awkward holiday cheer, the video ends perfectly with Bob Clarke and his incredibly colored sweater vest wishing you a safe and happy holiday. Unless you’re Russian.

H/T /u/WeightLiftingLulu

  1. psudrozz - Dec 16, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    37 takes for Dave Brown, and that’s the best one.

  2. JoeyC - Dec 16, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Glad you posted this humorous nugget over last night’s stink. That game was awful with the Flyers showing their true colors at the end. LAZY EFFORT.

  3. t800m101 - Dec 16, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    84-85….back when hockey was hockey.

  4. Susquehanna84 - Dec 16, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Wonderful video.. thanks for posting~


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