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Old 07-07-2011, 08:22 PM   #91
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So it's just really starting to sink in what the Bruins accomplished this year with a great playoff run and winning the cup.
I thought I would never see them win anything again in my life as long as Jacobs owned the team. I had Gord Kluzak on a charter last year and he told me the same !
So with the Bruins winning it all anyone think less of Bobby's career and that he is the greatest ?
Me, he's still the greatest player ever !
He can also add greatest team motivator with waving the Horton flag !
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So it's just really starting to sink in what the Bruins accomplished this year with a great playoff run and winning the cup.
I thought I would never see them win anything again in my life as long as Jacobs owned the team. I had Gord Kluzak on a charter last year and he told me the same !
So with the Bruins winning it all anyone think less of Bobby's career and that he is the greatest ?
Me, he's still the greatest player ever !
He can also add greatest team motivator with waving the Horton flag !
Here's the way I look at it, and the bottom line is, nothing detracts from the greatness of Orr.

Of the 3 Cups that the B's have won in my lifetime, this one was far and away the most satisfying. Just because this was the Little Engine That Could--a team that overachieved, and beat more talented teams to win it.

Orr's Bruins were one of the great underachievers in sports history. The only other team I can think of that compares is the Oakland A's of the late 1980s, who won one WS with what was far and away the best team in baseball for 3 years running. The Bruins were arguably the best team in the NHL for 5 straight years, 1968-1972. It's really a close call whether they were better than the 68 and 69 Habs teams that beat them in the Eastern finals, but in 71 they were the greatest offensive machine assembled in that era of the NHL. You can chalk it up to the Octopus if you want, but great teams don't let a goaltender beat them. Those Big, Bad Bruins were a totally undisciplined mob off the ice, and often on the ice. They coasted into the playoffs that year, and when the playoffs started, they thought that all they had to do to win the Cup was show up. Two Cups in 3 years sounds fine on paper, but they should have been one of the sport's greatest dynasties for 5 years running. But------none of this was Orr's fault. He played at a very high level in all of those series. And his off-the-ice habits weren't like guys like Espo, Sanderson and McKenzie, who never saw a bar they could pass without stopping in for a few.

It's also a different era. More teams, more dilution of talent, and a salary cap. The playing field is more level, and 4th seeds and lower do have a realistic chance at the Cup.

Nope---he's still the greatest.

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Old 07-08-2011, 07:36 AM   #93
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robert gordon orr #4. the greatest ever period. everytime i watch old film i get goosebumps.

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And let's not forget that he was playing on a knee that had already seen two major surgeries by the 1970 season...... Imagine if he had been really healthy throughout his career.....

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Old 07-08-2011, 07:58 AM   #95
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I hadn't remembered this.....sucks.


Orr's first professional contract was one of the first in professional ice hockey to be negotiated by an agent. It made him the highest-paid player in NHL history as a rookie.[4] His second contract was the first million-dollar contract in the NHL. However, after his retirement, Orr learned that he was deeply in debt and he had to sell off most of what he owned. Orr broke with his agent Alan Eagleson and sued the Black Hawks to settle his contract. Orr and his family returned to Boston where Orr went into business to rebuild his finances. Orr aided the investigations that led to Eagleson's fraud convictions and disbarment. Orr also supported the law suit that exposed the corruption of the NHL's pension plan.

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Old 07-08-2011, 08:23 AM   #96
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ABSOLUTELY still the greatest!!!


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Old 10-07-2011, 11:01 AM   #97
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And still the greatest ever, on Banner Night.

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Old 03-20-2013, 06:02 PM   #98
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Still the GREATEST EVER

on his 65th Birthday

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How lucky we were to have had him and that we can forever call him the greatest ever!!! He will forever be that to us! I think when they coined the phrase "poetry in motion" it was Bobby Orr they were talking about.......he was simply amazing to watch! I bet I have seen that video 200 times and I still get slack jawed watching it!! Happy Birthday Bobby Orr.......#4!

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I was at this game and the place went nuts when he started waiving Hortons flag. It brought tears to my eyes. Best ever!

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Old 05-09-2013, 10:04 PM   #101
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Yep, still the greatest of all time

Bump to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of "The Goal"

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Go Bruins

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Still the greatest !

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Always a fav!!!

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If you buy that "plus/minus" gives you the best picture of the most complete hockey player, it's not even close. Even though they didn't award for it during Orr's day, he led the NHL in +/- for 6 years, and never finished with a minus rating. Including the all time record of +124 in 1970-1971. Except for when he was in the box himself, he played on the PK unit, and always was at the left point on the PP. They didn't record time on ice back then, but he routinely played over 30 minutes a game. Only two players have ever finished a season with a +100 or more rating---Orr and Larry Robinson, and the case is closed there for "best defensemen ever". Because in addition to being a scoring machine, Orr played defense.

Gretzky led the league in +/- 3 times, but, he also finished with a minus rating 7 times over his career. Which, granted, was twice as long as Orr's.

Both made everyone around them better, too.

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Happy Birthday to the GREATEST ever!

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Happy 66th Birthday to the greatest sports legend this town has ever seen! May he enjoy many more....he deserves them!

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Happy Birthday to the best hockey player ever and a hell of a good guy

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Still get goosebumps....#4 Bobby Orr!

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