Bobby Orr

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bobby Orr, often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey, discusses his career on the ice, from 1966 through the mid-1970s, and his life afterward. No defenseman had ever played like he did, received so many trophies, or set so many records, several of which still stand today. His memoir  Orr: My Story is about where he came from, what drove him, and what he thinks of the game of hockey today.


Bobby Orr

Comments [8]

MC from UWS

Listening to this a few days late. I always knew he was a great hockey player. Now I know he is also a great guy.

Oct. 25 2013 03:45 PM
Paula from Putnam

I have chosen my Christmas present- Bobby Orr's book! Spent 4 evenings a week at college in Boston 1971-72 watching Bruins hockey. No parties, no drinking, just study and watch the Bruins!

Oct. 22 2013 03:52 PM
nsdesu from New York

Those were some great games. Rangers vs. Bruins, 1969-70, 70-71, 71-72. I always felt Rangers had the better teams, but the Bruins had Bobby Orr. I loved Brad Park - my favorite player always - but it was hard to ignore, let alone dislike Orr. I still can't believe those spin moves, the dashes from end to end, the quickness and strength on the ice. Most of all, as others have mentioned, the humility and the gentleman this guy is. It's a shame his knees went. For those few years, he was as great as it got back then.

Oct. 22 2013 02:46 PM

Humility; the mark of a true champion!

Oct. 22 2013 01:50 PM

Bobby, could you comment on the "enforcer" position found in the current NHL??

Oct. 22 2013 01:47 PM
Just happened to be listening from Westchester

Love this guy! I don't know anything about hockey or hockey players, but what a sense of obligation to others. I know that other sports legend and celebrities are generous, but I think this guy has a wonderful set of priorities.

Oct. 22 2013 01:19 PM
Mark from NH from NH

Bobby: I was a black kid in the 70s in New Hampshire and you were my favorite athlete to watch. When you were hurt, which was often, I lost interest. How are your knees today?

Oct. 22 2013 01:15 PM


Go, '70's Chicago Blackhawks!!

...from when pro sports were respectable and gentleman could be found playing!!

A true champ!

Oct. 22 2013 01:13 PM

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