Bobby Orr after the game

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  1. Dennis Bonvie

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    ^^^ Thanks for linking that up DB. Great read. Look forward to his book out next month....
     
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    Best.player.ever.
     
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    That could very well be.

    Even if it is so, that part of him pales in comparison to the rest of him.
     
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    Well said BC :handclap:
     
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    Excellent article! Thanks for posting it.

    Craig Wallace
     
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    Yes the article mentions Wren Blair being partners with Jim Gregory in a hockey camp, started in the early 60's and called Haliburton Hockey Haven which I attended one summer and last I checked is still going strong. Bobby Orr & Mike Walton (prior to starting their own camp outside of Orillia) were very young Instructors back then along with older guys like Red Kelly, Bill Gadsby & Johnny Bower among others.
     
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    I attended Vern Buffey's Referee's Camp there in 1968. That's when I was told that I would be an Emergency Replacement Linesman, in Minnesota, for the NHL.
     
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    Oh yes? Used the old Dysart Arena as I recall. Place could fog up something awful some days by afternoon but oddly clinging low & close to the ice. From my vantage point in the crease all you could see were discombobulated heads above the mist, skates & sticks below it.
     
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    Another who attended the camp was Jim McKean who was a quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He went on to become a Major League Umpire and then an Umpire Supervisor for the Major Leagues. Talk about talent.

    He struck me out in the camp softball game.
     
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    Class act Bobby.

    One thing that enrages you even more about Eagleson is this article and the way Orr was treated. Sure his career was on its last legs anyway, but Eagleson took a loyal and naive Orr and stomped on him. I'm not saying it is Orr's fault, however the last thing I would do if I didn't want to leave a city I loved was speak directly to Harry Sinden myself. If I am leaving I would want to hear from the horses mouth that they didn't want me anymore, not through my agent. This is a mistake Daniel Alfredsson made as well this past year.

    I mean, forget about whether you trust your agent or not, get the truth. Do you think Drew Rosenhaus (NFL agent) gives a lick about Terrell Owens now that he had filed for bankruptcy? I would never put that much trust in another human being. Sorry.
     
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    Jim McKean

    All around athlete from the same high school - West Hill / Monklands as Doug Harvey, Ken Mosdell and others.
     
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    ... :laugh: quite the memory you have mbh. But ya, I too recall facing or competing against some serious talent on the ice or field 30+ years ago. Things like that tend to sear themselves into the memory banks be it a strictly for fun baseball game, shinny or competitive league play, playoffs or tournaments. Seems the more serious, the more acute & sharper the memory is. Interesting.
     
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    Wasnt just Orr, Eagleson "stomped" on everyone indiscriminately. Equal opportunity offender. Orr was what gave him his credibility to a large extent, the flame that drew in so many others, Alan standing on Orrs shoulders to reach for the top. Bobby Orr more than anything blamed himself for that. That had he seen through Eagleson earlier, asked the questions you suggest, not been so trusting that so many others wouldnt have gotten shafted & hurt. He felt responsible. A deeply empathetic individual who cares about his fellow man & to a large degree carries the World around on his shoulders.
     
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    Oh heck, I know how Orr feels about it now, but regardless of the era, regardless of how much credibility someone has, if I wanted to stay with a team and I was "told" by my agent the "offer" they gave me I would want to hear it from the horses mouth first. Big mistake Orr made, and I guess I can't blame him, Eagleson was a manipulative, well the world I'll say will get censored. A real smooth talker. Even to this guy I'll hear him in old interviews and I'll get a little nostalgic about things like associating him with 1972 and the Canada Cups and such and I'll say, "He wasn't as bad as we say" and then I snap right out of it and say "what am I thinking, he was a scoundrel." He's good, man was he smooth.
     
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    Bump! Just read this article for the first time, great read, great person!
     

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