10-28-2013, 12:15 AM #1
Bobby Orr on hockey fighting, modern players and if he could play today (Puck Daddy I
While other players have been ubiquitous in retirement, Bobby Orr has not.
We’ve seen his statue in front of TD Garden on television more than we have seen the Hall of Fame defenseman himself, as Orr’s life has been dedicated to family, charity and, beginning around 15 years ago, his own player agency, Orr Hockey Group.
Perhaps that’s why “Orr: My Story” has become a fast best-seller since its release in Oct. 2013, as hockey fans devoured details of his journey to the NHL, his time with the Boston Bruins and his views on today’s game, including whether fighting as a place in it.
We spoke with the legend before a book signing at the NHL Store in Manhattan last week* about a few topics inspired by his tome, including whether he could still be Bobby Orr in the modern NHL:
Q. You mentioned if you played today, a coach might make you a different player than you were. What did you mean by that?