Re: Game 22: Blues at Bruins GDT
posted at 11/21/2013 7:56 PM EST
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SHOULD BE A ROCKUS OPENING ~
**BOBBY ORR ** DROPS THE CEREMONIAL PUCK !!!!!!
Since Bobby Orr's game-winner in 1970, Boston teams have swept St. Louis in title games ("70 Cup, "02 SB, '04 and '13 World Series')
Anyone read his new book? I'm just about through it and wondering what others think of it.
Haven't yet, 4ever but I'm going to. Until this book I'd read Stephen Brunt's Searching For Bobby Orr was the definitive read. If you've read both how does the new book compare to that one?
Haven't read Stephen Brunt's, so can't give you a comparo. Bobby's touches upon his childhood growing up in Parry Sound and playing pond/lake hockey and how his passion/love of the game grew out of that. To him, that was his most cherished moments of his hockey life! Talks about how the scouts came to see him as a young kid and how he was passed over by Toronto and Montreal, despite scouts recommending him and the way contracts worked back then. Recounts the highlights and some lowlights of his NHL career (Alan Eagleson being a huge lowlight) and has a chapter on Don Cherry, considered one of his best, most loyal friends. Also talks a little about his job (agent) now and the state of the game as he sees it.
He also spends quite a bit of time speaking of the people that helped him throughout his career and of course, his struggle with his knees as they progressively got worse.
All and all I've enjoyed the read. Just proves what I already knew about the man....humble, classy human being.