The cup winning Flyer teams are one of the more intersting teams in their historical perception. It's easy to dismiss them as a goon team that had their way for 2 years before the Habs dominance of the late 70's. Some comments about them in other threads got me thinking. They were a tremendous team and I'm sure Flyer fans [ Hi John ] can correct any errors. Goalies Bernie Parent [ Bob Taylor ?] an all time great. Defense Solid but not spectacular. The Watson brothers,Dupont,Ashbee,Van Impe Forwards Leach Clarke Barber one of the all time great lines over that time period Lonsberry MacLeish Dornhoefer MacLeish is on my all time under rated list and the other 2 are solid gritty talented playersthat you find on any winner. The bottom 2 lines featured solid 2 way guys like Crisp,Clement, [was Nolet still there ?] and tough guys like Saleski, Schultz and Hound Dog Kelly. I don't think they rank with the top 5 or 6 of all time but they were a great team, and pretty close. Larry Robinson took issue with their style in his book when he mentionned that they didn't respect the Flyers as they did other opponents due to the style they imposed onthe league. I'm paraphrasing but he felt that by ending their reign, the were doing the league a service. Personally, I thought Schultz and Kelly were as tough as they came, but a few of the others, including Dupont and Saleski were basically jump into the pile types, no 3rd man rule then. Does their style, or their reputation keep them from some of the respect they deserve ?