Dave Roberts’ ALCS Game 4 Steal Was 10 Years Ago Today

You could argue that this steal is the single most clutch play in the history of Boston sports. I’m not saying I necessarily believe that, but the point is that it was so important that no one would ever laugh at you for suggesting it as a contender. There’s the classics: “Bird stole the ball,” “Bobby Orr’s flying Stanley Cup Winner,” Ortiz’s numerous playoff walk...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Orr on Speed in the NHL, 'It's Dangerous'

I was reading this article over on the Sports Net site and I found something that caught my eye. According to former Boston Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr, the speed of the NHL makes it dangerous. Luke Fox, -- Orr on speed: “I played a style that coaches didn’t like. Not many players played like that. When I went to junior, I was 14 (and) owned by the Bruins. But they...
Via Goon's World
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Line - Bobby Orr

“Gordie is, in my mind, the greatest ever. His numbers are outrageous and most of that was with the six teams, when it was a lot tougher. I don’t think there’s any question. Play any way you want to play…he was special.” -Bobby Orr on Gordie Howe.  More from Orr by Ken Campbell of The Hockey News including Orr warning the game is too fast.
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Canada Post celebrates six #4’s

Per the Windsor Star's Bob Duff, this is pretty cool: Red Kelly will represent the Detroit Red Wings while Tim Horton is the Toronto Maple Leaf featured in a six-stamp set unveiled Thursday by Canada Post featuring defencemen from the NHL’s so-called Original Six era. Kelly won the first Norris Trophy awarded in 1953-54 while playing for the Wings. He won eight...
Via Kukla's Korner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Canada Post reveals some awesome NHL stamps

With just one week remaining until the commencement of the 2014-15 NHL season, Canada Post revealed some pretty slick hockey stamps featuring defensive legends Bobby Orr, Harry Howell, Doug Harvey, Tim Horton, Red Kelly, and Pierre Pilote; all of the players are from "Original Six" teams. "I never expected anything like this," Boston Bruins Hall of Fame defenseman...
Via Talk Hockey
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Legend Bobby Orr Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge (Photo)

No. 4 has finally hopped on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge train. Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr doused himself in freezing water — with a little help from his grandchildren — to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Many other Bruins have accepted the challenge, including winger Brad Marchand, goalie Tuukka Rask and even Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs.Filed under: Boston...
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Orr, Johnny Damon Among Some Of Charlie Moore’s Great Guests (Photos)

There’s never a dull moment in the life of Charlie Moore. The Mad Fisherman has visited everywhere from Martha’s Vineyard to the Space Coast of Florida. Along the way, Charlie has encountered many of the world’s greatest athletes and sports stars. From Tim Wakefield to Bobby Orr, Mad Fish always seems to have someone special on “Charlie Moore Outdoors.” Check out some...
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Orr's Goal Recreated In LEGO Form

((HT: Sportsnet))Everyone remembers one of the Plager brothers sticks getting in the way of Bobby Orr's skates at the time he scored a game-winning, Cup-clinching goal against the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1970.It was recreated, finally, in LEGO form- as it should have... Here's the live version for those of you unfamiliar with one of the most famous plays...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Bobby Orr's iconic goal recreated with Lego figures

Former NHL defenseman Bobby Orr owns the most iconic goal in hockey history. His 1970 Stanley Cup winning overtime winner has been watched and replayed by probably every hockey fan in the world. The most famous frame of hockey history is his leaping celebration following goal. Above, watch OYO recreate the epic goal in stop-motion with mini lego figures. Well done! Related:Round...
Via Talk Hockey
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Orr’s Goal Recreated with OYO Mini-Figs

Remember the OYO Mini-Figs we wrote about a little while back? Well today OYO published an amazing video of Bobby Orr’s “The Goal” recreated by their Lego-esque figurines. S/T to Puck Daddy
Via Days of Y'Orr
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Bobby Orr Scored Stanley Cup-Winning Goal 44 Years Ago Today

Forty-four years ago on May 10, 1970, the greatest NHL player of all time scored the most memorable goal in Boston Bruins history. The scene was overtime of Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and the St. Louis Blues at the old Boston Garden. Bobby Orr and Derek Sanderson executed a perfect give-and-go, which was finished with Orr scoring on Blues goaltender Glenn...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Sanderson To Orr, May 10, 1970

from Gerald Eskenaki of the New York Times on May 10, 1970, Although unable to leap over buildings with a single bound, Bobby Orr flew through the air in overtime today, rapped home Derek Sanderson's pass and gave the Bruins their first Stanley Cup since 1941. The symbolism was perfect. The goal was scored by the young man who made the Bruins the offensive threat that they...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Quebec school nixes Habs jersey day after girl wears Bruins sweater

One Quebec school would rather see their students not wearing hockey jerseys to school at all than see some students wearing Boston Bruins sweaters. OK, so that's not entirely the message from an elementary school in St-Leonard, Quebec but it's pretty close. The school had planned for a Montreal Canadiens jersey day for Thursday before calling it off. Why? Because a parent...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Montreal Elementary School Cancels ‘Canadiens Jersey Day’ To Avoid Bruins Gear

Elementary schools in Canada take the Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens rivalry very, very seriously. According to CBC News, a Montreal grade school had planned to host a Canadiens jersey day on Thursday to support the home team as they take on the Bruins in Game 4, but ultimately decided to cancel it to prevent students from wearing B’s gear and inciting trouble. “We don’t...
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Montreal School Cancels Jersey Day Because Girl Wanted to Wear a Bobby Orr Shirt

An elementary school in the Montreal area has canceled their “Habs Jersey Day” because an 11-year-old girl wanted to show up wearing a Bobby Orr Bruins shirt, according to the CBC. “She’s been a Boston Bruins fan all her life, so she kinda felt really bad. She felt kind of excluded from the school,” Tony Pasquale (the girls’ dad) told CBC News. Last “Habs Jersey Day”...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Orr jersey nixes Montreal school's 'Canadiens Jersey Day'

According to CBS Boston, an elementary school in Montreal canceled “Canadiens Jersey Day” for their students today, due to the fact that “someone complained that an 11-year-old girl was told to ditch her Bobby Orr Bruins jersey on a previous Canadiens jersey day.” With bullying awareness at an all-time high, I actually felt myself siding with the school’s administrators...
Via The Awesome Boston
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Cherry Wears Bruins Tie on Coach’s Corner

Don Cherry has a reputation as the Craig Sager of Canada. The Hockey Night in Canada pundit gets CBC viewers talking on a nightly basis during the playoffs with his lavish outfits, but he’s usually careful not to show any major leanings in his choices. Monday night was another story. That’s a Boston Bruins tie he’s wearing. On a national broadcast. In Canada. Cherry played...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara named finalist for Norris Trophy

Zdeno Chara doesn't need an award to gain respect from his peers, fans or teammates, but prudence dictates that being one of the best defensemen in the National Hockey League is recognized through a nomination for the Norris Trophy......which has now occurred six times, the latest nomination announced Monday morning by the league as the voting members of the Professional Hockey...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikael Granlund Does Bobby Orr Impression With Amazing OT Goal (Video)

Bobby Orr scored his iconic flying Stanley Cup goal in 1970. Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund was born in 1992. Apparently the 22-year-old Granlund has been taking hockey history lessons, as he did his best to impersonate Orr’s classic play with an unforgettable goal in overtime on Monday night. The score gave the Wild a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche to narrow...
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending April 6th

The Flyers blew a 3-goal lead and lost to the Penguins in Pittsburgh, 5-4. No, this was not an April Fools’ joke. The Flyers’ fourth goal, however, was a historic one -- both for the team and for a left-handed sniper from Lindsay, Ontario. That goal was the 50th on the season for Rick MacLeish, the first Flyer to ever score 50 goals in a season. Rick was originally drafted 4th...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Avalanche’s Tyson Barrie Channels Bobby Orr After Impressive Goal (Video)

A defenseman, No. 4, flying through the air after stuffing home a goal just in front of the crease. We’re talking, of course, about Colorado Avalanche blueliner Tyson Barrie. What, you had someone else in mind? Barrie drew comparisons to the great Bobby Orr on Sunday when he beat Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop with a nifty backhander before going airborne thanks to a nice...
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic Hockey: Boston University’s Marie-Philip Poulin Plays Hero Again For Canada

Marie-Philip Poulin may never reach the same heights in Canadian hockey history that players like Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr or Gordie Howe have, but she might come close. That will be especially true if she continues to play the role of Olympic hero. Poulin once again led Team Canada to a gold medal as her and the rest of the Canadian squad won a 3-2 thriller over Team USA on Thursday...
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Mount Rushmore: Bobby Orr Headlines Hockey’s Fantastic Four

Determining four players to put on a Mount Rushmore is difficult in every sport, especially in hockey because the NHL has a rich history almost a century in length. LeBron James recently revealed his NBA Mount Rushmore, and to the surprise of many, he left off the winningest player in the history of basketball — Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell. That got the digital...
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

There was a Bobby Orr action figure at some point, with outfits!

Browsing through eBay is a lot like getting lost in Wikipedia. Originally, you go to both of the websites with a clear goal. I might go to Wikipedia to look up information about a music album that once came out or to eBay to find a new “Pooh Bear” Bruins jersey to add to the collection. What happens next on each of these sites is that you start clicking on links. Suddenly, you...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

A Boston Bruins Fan Recreated Bobby Orr’s Iconic Goal On Sega NHL ’94

A.B. This amazing tribute to Bobby Orr’s Stanley Cup winning goal in 1970 was created by Dave Delisle of Dave’s Geeky Hockey: “I drew sprites for Bobby Orr, the goalie, and the player who tripped Orr. I then edited the goal crease and removed some helmets to reflect the 70′s era.” For any real hockey fan who grew up in the 90′s, EA Sports’ NHL ’94 for Sega was the...
Via The Awesome Boston
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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