On Monday, Mike Nykoluk died at the age of 87. He was Fred Shero’s assistant, hired by the Flyers in 1972, and was part of the staff that won the Stanley Cup in 1974 and 1975.

So there was a tribute for Nykoluk during Tuesday night’s broadcast, however –

First things first, I don’t believe this is a Flyers thing. Typically the broadcaster puts together these things, so I’m assuming NBC Sports Philadelphia produced the graphic. (edit – looks like Anthony is now confirming that it’s a NBCSP thing on Twitter)

But anyway, Nykoluk is the guy on the left. This picture was circulated on Twitter and shared by Frank Seravalli and others, and you can clearly see that the image matches what was used on the graphic above:

Meantime, Gerry Melnyk died in 2001. He scouted for the Flyers about 50 years ago and is known as being the guy who convinced the team to draft Bobby Clarke. Melnyk also had a playing career in which he suited up for the Red Wings, Black Hawks, and Blues, and this is the photo HockeyDB currently has for him:

Yeah. Those are two different guys. An oversight there. Sometimes shit happens and whatever, mistakes are made, but it looks particularly bad when you’re doing a tribute or obituary type of thing and then you’ve got something incorrect being broadcasted. And then you add in the fact that the fan base is miffed in general at some recent missteps with alumni and team history, and the whole thing just seems a little off-putting.