Known as "Fog" for his propensity to get lost in thought, Shero coached the Flyers for seven years (1971-78) and is credited with molding the infamous "Broad Street Bullies." This could have been the result of his being a decorated boxer while serving in the Canadian Navy. Shero was known for encouraging his players with edicts written on the locker room blackboard, perhaps the most famous being "Take the shortest route to the puck carrier and arrive in ill humor." He would also make his team practice with tennis balls instead of pucks, while the goalies sat in folding chairs. His unorthodox, pugnacious style worked as the Flyers won back-to-back Stanley Cups and made three successive trips the Cup final.