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#1 dudeone


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

Hockey great Bobby Orr has memoir coming in Oct

The Associated Press – 12 hours ago


NEW YORK (AP) -- One of hockey's greatest and most private stars, Bobby Orr, is finally telling his life story.

''Orr: My Story'' will be released in October by G.P. Putnam's Sons. The former Boston Bruins defenseman and three-time Hart Trophy winner as the National Hockey League's most valuable player is promising to share some experiences he believes ''worth putting down on paper.''

According to Tuesday's announcement by Putnam, Orr will reflect on his remarkable career and on his angry break from his former agent and close friend Alan Eagleson. Orr was in dire financial trouble after retiring and was among those who demanded Eagleson be removed from the NHL's Hall of Fame after he was jailed for fraud. Eagleson resigned in 1998.

The 64-year-old Orr was elected into the Hall in 1979.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:06 PM


I loved "The Rocket", love and have watched "The Don Cherry Story" numerous times (as CBC-hokey as it may be)...I just have a thing for hockey "autobiographies", for lack of a better term. This one will be fantastic, I'm sure!!


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

Orr is pure class, always has been.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:46 PM

This is going to be a must read based on his silence during his career and since his retirement. I wanna hear what he really thinks of Eagleson. I wanna hear what the room was like with the "Big, Bad Bruins" of the early 70's. Looking forward to it.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:03 AM


Edited by Dumb Nuck, 09 January 2013 - 12:03 AM.

Oh well, there's always next year.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

I always blamed the Bruins for riding Orr's bad knee into the ground. Apparently he hurt it playing summer ball and wouldn't wait for it to heal.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

Too bad he is such a good guy. Many others would have set the wheels in motion for Eagleson to sleep with the fish.
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