FLYERS’ STANLEY CUP HERO BOBBY CLARK WITH CLASSIC FANG-TOOTHED FACEOFF FACE, SPECTRUM 1975
FLYERS’ CENTER BOB CLARK: THE SPECTRUM (1975)
I had always wanted my very own version of this picture and here it is!
This photos was taken from the Zamboni tunnel, where I along with my colleagues on the Flyers’ Ice Crew watched the games. It was an incredible view. I saw Dale Rolfe get beaten to a pulp by Dave Shultz from a few feet away. Later, we had to scrape Rolfe’s blood from the ice surface.
Clark preferred to be called Bob, rather than the fans’ favorite younger brother form, of Bobby. His wife often sat in the very first row to the right of the goal judge. Three seats were reserved for the Spectrum’s Director of Operations, Colonel Frank Herbert. He often gave the seats to on-duty Philadelphia Police officers who were working the game.
In hindsight, I wish I would have photographed more of the athletes and special shows that visited the Spectrum. I met so many people. Two of the New York Rangers helped me push a cart of glass down a ramp one evening. They saw me struggling, and each grabbed a side of the cart. Roger Neilson was one of the players.