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  1. raleh

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    That brought back a lot of memories. What a gifted player !!! You really have to keep telling yourself, he is a DEFENCEMAN !!!!!

    Wish someone had the vdeo when he single-handly killed a 2 minute penalty against the California Golden Seals. (he had the puck for the entire 2 minutes). Come-on Gee Wally, I am sure you have it somehere !!!

    Orr was the BEST !!!!

    :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    Colton Orr >>>>> Bobby Orr.
     
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    I thanked him for it before, but I'm going to again, because it's that fantastic.
     
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    wow...that is honestly crazy. Holy crap, he can play all 3 positions, Forward, Defence AND Goalie. Im so amazed just at this highlight video. Especially how the hell he get those shots off with just one hand, its just totally sick.
     
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    Orr had such a strong fundamental understanding of every aspect of hockey... I honestly think he could have been a Vezina-calibre goalie if he wanted to.
     
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    boy,

    You hate to say it but, there will probably never be another. :shakehead
     
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    I'd like to see that video.
     
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    That guy was unbelievable. I don't exactly understand what he's doing. It doesn't look as artistic as what Gretzky and Lemieux did. It's like he plays faster than everybody else. He's always at least one move ahead of those other guys.

    Thanks, Bobby.
     
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    :D :clap:

    Your comment is priceless...For it captures Bobby Orr perfectly.

    Reminds me of a quote from the 19th century essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    "To be great is to be misunderstood."

    The few truly great ones, in all walks of life, do not "make sense," do not conform to our sensibilities. :)
     
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    Gotta get that book. I am the same age as Bobby & remember seeing him play (on TV) for Oshawa at 14. Thinking here I am playing bantam whereas this kid my age is playing Junior A & dominating.
     
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    I had no idea you used to play in the NHL. ;) But for the life of me I can't put a name to your face, and haven't been able to every time I watch this video. Please help me out the name alludes me. (your get what I talking about when watching this video.)


    http://youtube.com/watch?v=D1fMcTq8Esk
     
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    No I am not Brad Park. Interesting that he made a similiar comment considering his great career. IMO. Second only to Orr as far as D-men during that era.
     
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    Cool man, thanks.
     
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    Murray, the book is actually incredible...Just as good as Carrier's Our Life With The Rocket.
     
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    Murray, did you get the Orr book?

    I researched that book for 2 years and Stephen Brunt is just an outstanding writer with incredible analytical ability. To have a hockey book on a National Best Seller list for so long is incredible.

    We're around the same age - I actually was at Bobby Orr's 1st game for Oshawa - I remember a smallish player wearing #2 with a helmet - he really stood out for that, and his play of course. I still have the program.

     
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    I noticed your name in the acknowledgements section of the book Classic...whatever role you played in the research for this book, well done.
     
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    If you love the idea of the Bobby Orr you remember then I suggest leaving this one alone. I read it and at some points hated it for casting a very human cloud over my boyhood hero.This is no rah rah Bobby Orr book and could change your perfect perception.Two thumbs down!
     
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    Denis Potvin and Stan Fischler think Orr was second to Potvin!
     
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    Simply incredible....I started watching hockey in 71/72 so I got to see the last few years of Orr Career.....with all due respect to Gretzky and Mario, Orr was the Greatest ever....and to think he did all of this on such bad knees!??? What this man could have accomplished if he had had healthy knees? Wow...the Cups Boston would have won in addition to those 2.....

    And not only was he the greatest Hockey player ever....he was and is total class and humble......athletes could take a cue on class from Mr. Orr!!:teach:
     
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    Lost all respect for Potvin when he pulled that comment after Orr won MVP for the 76Canada Cup (playing on one leg).
    Something along the lines, "I derserved it more that Orr" :shakehead :shakehead :shakehead :shakehead :shakehead
     
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    Wow, the level of competition he faced was atrocious by today's standards. Still very impressive talent, of course.
     
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    I think that the real hockey fans of that era knew about Orr's 'warts' before the book talked about them.

    It's not like the author purposely looked for anything bad, he just was 'searching' for the real Bobby Orr and related what he found.

    I understand your point of view though.

     
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    No offense but I was 10 when Orr was at his peak and 19 when he retired and my entire generation of Boston kids (grew up 3 miles from the Garden and Dad had season tickets that were passed to me) idolize Orr as Deity. Noone I know ever knew anything more than his spotless public persona. In Boston right now he is still worshiped and this book is the first any of us ever heard of his womanizing,paranoia,sensitivity or vindictiveness. Personally I found the book alternately fascinating and boring but fascinating does not imply I enjoyed it. 2 big thumbs down from an Orr generation Boston boy/season ticket holder/player for 43 years!!BTW he said he wrote his perception of what he found.
     

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