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AdamJoshua
03-20-2013, 11:35 AM
The greatest all around hockey player to every lace them up, number four, Bobby Orr.

http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa471/AdamJoshua2011/602173_10152706542495457_113981932_n_zpsaeec840f.j pg

A great tribute video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1fMcTq8Esk

ksknnr
03-20-2013, 11:52 AM
:banger:banger

icehog3
03-20-2013, 03:12 PM
The only hockey player ever with his own pinball machine!

http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=1096

The Poet
03-20-2013, 03:19 PM
A great player indeed, and this coming from a guy who's not a hockey fan.


Still, he's not the one who gave the world Paulina Gretzky. :r

AdamJoshua
03-20-2013, 03:20 PM
I've had the honor of meeting Number Four on several occasions, mostly while on the elevator because the company I worked for had offices in the same building as his management company. The first time I met him was when I was a security guard at a Boston hotel when I was 19, he was having coffee with Derek Sanderson off in a corner of a wing of the hotel, I was walking by and he asked me where they could get some coffee so I told him I would bring them coffee and take care of it for an autograph, I got them coffee and danish and brought it over and they signed one of the little hotel stationary cards for me. Out of all of my autographs it's def the one I cherish.

Years later in that office building (the Pru) there was a guy on the elevator with about 50 hockey sticks and I asked him what was up, he said he was bringing them up to have Bobby sign for a children's charity auction, seems he did and still does a lot of that type of stuff no questions asked.


Such a very nice guy and great human being.

The resume on the ice is unprecedented. He won the Calder Trophy at 19, was an All-Star and Norris Trophy winner at 20 and a League MVP, scoring champion and playoff MVP shortly after his 22nd birthday in 1970.

Orr went on to win the Norris eight consecutive years, three Hart trophies and two League scoring titles, re-writing the record book for defensemen and revolutionizing the position. The Bruins won the Stanley Cup twice, in 1970 and 1972, and Orr claimed the Cup-winning goal and Conn Smythe Trophy both times.

The numbers are staggering -- 270 goals and 915 points in 657 career games. He has won the Norris Trophy the most times in League history. He is the only defenseman to win the Art Ross Trophy. He holds the record for most assists and points in a season for a defenseman, and the best plus-minus rating for anyone, and most of that was actually in 10 years with the Bruins. (copied from NHL.com)

icehog3
03-20-2013, 03:23 PM
Derek Sanderson....talk about a guy who took advantage of being an NHL'er. ;) :xxx

AdamJoshua
03-20-2013, 04:01 PM
I wonder if there wasn't anything sanderson WASN'T addicted to, but great story about him getting clean.

haha did you know bobby was PLUS ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOUR in 1971 I mean that's not even a real number for a human being to have :r :r :r

drjammer
03-21-2013, 08:40 AM
The only hockey player ever with his own pinball machine!

http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=1096

My buddy still has one of them, in fact we used to play it all the time way back when :banger