The Bullies of Broadway
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When Ed Snider owned the Philadelphia Flyers after they won two straight Stanley Cups in the mid-1970's, I asked him why -- and how -- he created the Broad Street Bullies.
"That's easy," Snider asserted, "I got tired of watching my guys getting pushed around and beaten up. That's how St.Louis always took us to the cleaners in the late 1960's and early197…