The WHA Uniform Database


1973-74

• The Jack Adams Award is given to the NHL's coach of the year for the first time. The first winner was Fred Shero of the Philadelphia Flyers.

• Shero's Flyers become the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, beating the Boston Bruins in six games. Before the decisive game, the Flyers brought out their secret weapon -- singer Kate Smith, who performed "God Bless America" in place of "The Star Spangled Banner" before the opening faceoff. Going into that game, the Flyers were 36-3-1 when Smith performed "God Bless America." In an effort to counter the boost Smith gives to the Flyers, Bruins greats Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito congratulated Smith following her performance. It didn't work. The Flyers won the game, 1-0, clinching their first ever Stanley Cup.


Atlanta Flames


Boston Bruins


Buffalo Sabres


California Golden Seals


Chicago Black Hawks


Detroit Red Wings


Los Angeles Kings


Minnesota North Stars


Montreal Canadiens


New York Islanders


New York Rangers


Philadelphia Flyers


Pittsburgh Penguins


St. Louis Blues


Toronto Maple Leafs


Vancouver Canucks


1974 All-Star Game
Chicago, IL