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Author: Stephen Brunt
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Title: Searching for Bobby Orr
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Publisher: Seal Books (October 30, 2007)

Searching for Bobby Orr by Stephen Brunt



byStephen Brunt, Martin Brodeur, George Plimpton.

The legend of Bobby Orr is one of the most enduring in sport. Even those who have never played the game of hockey know that the myth surrounding Canadas great pastime originates in places like Bobby Orrs Parry Sound

The legend of Bobby Orr is one of the most enduring in sport.

Publication date 2006. Topics Sports & Recreation, Biography & Autobiography, Biography, Autobiography, phy, Hockey - General, Sports - General, Sports, Orr, Bobby, 1948-, Hockey players, Joueurs de hockey. Publisher Chicago : Triumph Books. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Kahle/Austin Foundation. Contributor Internet Archive.

Издательство: "Неизвестный" (2015). Stephen Brunt is a well-known Canadian sports journalist. He makes frequent appearances on sports talk radio shows such as "Prime Time Sports" and has been the lead sports columnist for "The Globe and Mail" since 1989. Brunt can be heard every weekday at 4:25pm on the Mitch Melnick Show on Team 990 Montreal. He is also on the Toronto sports talk show Prime Time Sports, a syndicated show on the Fan 590. References. Источник: Stephen Brunt. См. также в других словарях: Bobby Orr - For other people of the same name, see Robert Orr (disambiguation).

Stephen Brunt doesn’t find Bobby Orr but he brings us closer to our long-gone hero. It’s a wonderful book with prose as fluid and as fine as that of an early David Halberstam. The atmosphere of the times is drawn in such a way as to make the reader feel part of the proceedings. The author moves the words with the ease with which the subject moved his skates. Some, then, might consider Orr’s story to be ultimately a sad one: all-too-brief brilliance followed by an extended anticlimax. Brunt’s eloquent study, admiring but never sycophantic, indicates that he isn’t one of them, and he makes a convincing case.

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Bobby Orr was regarded as a savior for the Boston Bruins from the very moment he was first seen on the ice by members of the Bruins management, playing in a junior game with children three and four years older than him, dominating the game and controlling the puck better than anyone. He was just an average kid from an average town -- not well off financially and not the greatest of students, though he tried hard -- but on the ice he became a legend. Stephen Brunt likens Orr to the Greek hero Achilles. The National Hockey League was Troy, and Orr was the most powerful and dynamic hero of the.

Bobby Orr has always been someone I admired, despite having been too young to see him play. I would recommend this to other hockey fans, but probably those with more interest and knowledge of the roots of the game.

The book that hockey fans have been waiting for: the definitive, unauthorized account of the man many say was the greatest player the game has ever seen.The legend of Bobby Orr is one of the most enduring in sport. Even those who have never played the game of hockey know that the myth surrounding Canada’s great pastime originates in places like Bobby Orr’s Parry Sound. In the glory years of the Original Six – an era when the majority of NHLers were Canadian – hockey players seemed to emerge fully formed from our frozen rivers and backyard rinks, to have found the source of their genius somehow in the landscape. Like Mozart, they just appeared – Howie Morenz, Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard and Bobby Orr – spun out of the elements, prodigies, geniuses, originals, to stoke the fantasy of a nation united around a puck.Bobby Orr redefined the defensive style of hockey; there was nothing like it before him. He was the first to infuse the defenseman position with offensive juice, driving up the ice, setting up players and scoring some goals of his own. He was the first player to win three straight MVP awards, the first defenseman to score twenty or more goals in a season. 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 history will also remember Bobby Orr as a key figure in the Alan Eagleson scandal, and as the unfortunate player forced into early retirement in 1978 because of his injuries. His is a story of dramatic highs and lows.In Searching for Bobby Orr, Canada’s foremost sportswriter gives us a compelling and graceful look at the life and times of Bobby Orr that is also a revealing portrait of a game and a country in transition.So Bobby Orr could skate, he could stickhandle, he could fight when he had to. He could shoot without looking at the net, without tipping a goaltender as to what was coming. His slapshot came without a big windup, and was deadly accurate. Skating backwards, defending, he was all but unbeatable one on one. He could poke check the puck away, or muscle a forward into the boards. In front of his own net, stronger on his feet than his skinny frame would suggest, he wouldn’t be moved. But there was more…–from Searching for Bobby OrrFrom the Hardcover edition.
Reviews: 7
Simple fellow
I purchased and read this book only after receiving a recommendation from a hockey buddy. I originally passed on it based on the few reviews on Amazon.com; however, I was pleasantly surprised. Despite the "up and down" reviews, I thought this book was interesting and well written. One reviewer wrote, "In the course of researching this book, author Stephen Brunt was not able to talk to Orr or any of his close knit circle of friends and family. As a result, Brunt's account is superficial and, ultimately, disappointing and unsatisfying." I disagree. Because Orr was, in the reviewer's own words, a "secretive, introverted man", I do not believe that he is inclined to reveal any more of his private life than was shared in this book. The book provides an objective account of the best and most exciting hockey player ever to lace a pair of skates. Included are Bobby's battle with knee problems that robbed him (and all hockey fans) of a lengthy career and his financial difficulties linked to his association with Alan Eagleson.
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
(This is Andrew, not Susan) I liked the book a lot because it filled in the cultural and business contexts an adoring kid fan obviously wouldn't have known or cared about at the time it was all happening. As a one of the legions of Bobby Orr wannabe's in the 1960s and 70s, I saw and understood him as unqualified hero and hockey god. That simplistic view more or less continued as I grew out of childhood and moved on from sports. Now, coming back to it all with a lot more knowledge about the world, including how brutal, sad and cynical the business of professional sports can be, it was interesting to catch up on all the links in the chain of Orr's trajectory as athlete and marketing phenom. All the historical detail about the NHL and its expansion and the comparisons to the business issues with other sports and their stars painted a clearer picture of the world in which my former idol moved and worked.

I agree with some of the other reviews that the episode of Eagelson's downfall could have been more thoroughly covered. It does seem like there's an important chunk missing, and it seems the author assumes his readers followed the court case and read the Eagle Tribune's stories on the affair. Not all of us did.

But, satisfied with the book all in all.
Gholbirius
Only Ken Dryden's "The Game" rivals this one, in my mind, for hockey writing excellence. Though, at only 42, I am too young to remember seeing the greatest defenseman ever play the game, I do recall his retirement ceremony at the old Boston Garden, when grown men cried at the sight of Bobby Orr in a suit instead of on skates.

Just as Bill Russell is a Boston legend I never had the opportunity to see perform, Bobby Orr will forever live in my memory as the thoughtful and highly intelligent, youngish looking man who is deloved by New Englanders for all he had done.

Highly recommended for all sports fans!
Dagdatus
Fantastic. Author did a tremendous job!
Blackworm
perfect condition................speedy delivery.................well packaged....thanks again.... its a book well written about the greatest hockey player ever........orr changed how om the old days to todays defensemen a large part in the offensive game..........................
Yojin
Most of the information in this book is and has been published before. Bobby Orr did not support the writing of this book. His life as the greatest hockey player in history is not depicted by this author.
Kalv
Growing up on the South Shore of Boston in the 1970s as I did, I was whirled into the Bobby Orr-driven hockey mania that swept the region. I was born in 1971, between the two Bruins' Stanley Cup championships and before I knew it I was on skates in many of the new rinks that were built simply because of the excitement Orr brought to the area for the sport of hockey.

Brunt's treatment of Orr is thoughtful, if somewhat hyperbolic. But then, this is Bobby Orr of whom we are speaking. His name is up there with Howe, Gretzky, Lemieux. He stood above all in his time. The defenseman's undeniable place in hockey history when matched with the author's borderline grandiose style inevitably leads to overstatement.

The gamble that the author took, though, is what makes the book interesting. It does not have the Orr stamp of approval. Number Four met with the author and discussed the project, ultimately distancing himself from it, and asking the author to avoid direct contact with his family. By following through with the book, Brunt seemingly gambled away his chance at future work with Orr. Was a bridge burned?

For hockey fans, from Parry Sound to Oshawa to Boston, the book brings back memories of players long gone, of the rock 'em, sock 'em style of the 1970s and the exponential growth of the sport from the original six to regular global interaction. If there is a major drawback, it's that the machinations of Orr's longtime agent Alan Eagleson are not thoroughly and definitively spelled out. Hints are dropped and the 1998 trial is covered, but just how deeply he scarred the players of the National Hockey League is understated. After reading the book, I guess I'll be going elsewhere for more details.