Remembering the last Philly All-Star Game

The National Hockey League selected Philadelphia to host the All-Star Game in 1976 and 1992. In the first year, the club was in the throes of its glory, on the way to a third straight Stanley Cup Finals appearance and fresh off the vanquishing of the hated Soviets. It also didn’t hurt that it was the American Bicentennial, and as such, Major League Baseball selected Philly for its Mid-Summer Classic and the NCAA chose the Quaker City to host the Final Four. But by the latter, the Flyers were a shadow of their former selves, in the midst of a …