Stephen Brunt Searching for Bobby Orr

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Searching for Bobby Orr

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The book every hockey fan has been waiting for; the story of the elusive Bobby Orr, one of the legends from the glory days of the NHL. Searching for bobby Orr chronicles Orr's life from his humble beginnings, skating along a frozen river in Parry Sound, Ontario, to the height of his career as the league's top-scoring defenseman, who shot the goal that won the Boston Bruins the Stanley Cup. Orr also had his lows-he will forever be known as a key figure in the Alan Eagleson scandal and for the injuries that forced him into early retirement. In Searching for Bobby Orr, Stephen Brunt gives us insight into life and times of bobby Orr and in doing so reveals game and a country in transition.

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"(Stephen Brunt) delivers an exceptional piece of work...Those of us who missed out watching Orr in his prime can't help but feel we were cheated, and the precision of Brunt's portrait of the player only makes the sting sharper." -The Globe and Mail

"Even if you're not a die hard hockey fan, even if you know nada about hockey, this one will pull you in."-Winnipeg Free Press

"An impressive look into the life of a legend...Enough to satisfy any hockey fan." - Calgary Herald

"A classic of hockey literature....If you read one book about hockey this year, make it Searching for Bobby Orr."-The Sun Times(Owen Sound)

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Just how good was Bobby Orr? Who saw the spark of genius first? Who first suggested - in spite of his small stature, his almost fragile appearance - that he play defence? From Canada's foremost sports-writer comes an unprecedented exploration of the life of one of the game's greatest and most enigmatic competitors.

During the early day of Bobby Orr's career - when the NHL was a six-team league - there were people around him who watched him play, amazed, and who first told the stories of his meteoric rise to superstardom. These are the "characters" Stephen Brunt meets in his quest to give us a picture of this famous yet very private man.

Bobby Orr was an astonishing, effortless skater. He rewrote the book on the position of defence. He was the first defenceman ever to lead the league in scoring; the first to score twenty or more goals in a single season; and the first player ever to win three straight MVP awards. His most famous goal won the Boston Bruins the Stanley Cup in 1970 - for the first time in twenty-nine years - against the St. Louis Blues in overtime. But the story of Bobby Orr is one of despair as well as triumph. History will remember him as a key figure in the Alan Eagleson scandal and also as the unfortunate player forced into early retirement in 1978 because of grave knee injuries.

Searching for Bobby Orr gives us a compelling and graceful look at the life and times of one of our greatest hockey players, as well as a revealing portrait of a game and a country in transition.

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