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sooshii 01-04-2013 01:43 PM

Wren Blair obituary
 
condolences to his family and to Everett Mike.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/wi...2.html?refer=y

Quote:

Wren Blair, the first general manager and coach of the Minnesota North Stars, died Wednesday at age 87 at his home in Whitby, Ontario.

Blair's original claim to fame was finding superstar Bobby Orr for the Boston Bruins while Blair was involved with junior hockey.


EverettMike 01-04-2013 03:04 PM

dang.

The most important name in Boston bruins history that almost nobody knows.

Opening night in 2017 should be dedicated to him and his contributions to the team.

Ference the Finger 01-04-2013 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by EverettMike (Post 57102297)
dang.

The most important name in Boston bruins history that almost nobody knows.

Opening night in 2017 should be dedicated to him and his contributions to the team.

I saw that he died on my twitter feed, and immediately thought of you, Mike, because of your avatar. RIP, Mr. Blair.

GordonHowe 01-04-2013 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Ference the Finger (Post 57102393)
I saw that he died on my twitter feed, and immediately thought of you, Mike, because of your avatar. RIP, Mr. Blair.

And I as well.

It took a bit of sleuthing to discover who your avatar honored. I honor same now.

RIP, Mr. Blair.

PS A nice obit, too. Did you ever meet The Bird, EM?

Pie O My 01-04-2013 10:03 PM

RIP Wren Blair.

Makes me wonder what Higgins and Eaton are up to now. Did they ever make it out of Ganonoque?

Ratty 01-04-2013 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ference the Finger (Post 57102393)
I saw that he died on my twitter feed, and immediately thought of you, Mike, because of your avatar. RIP, Mr. Blair.

You should be more careful with your twitter feed.

RIP, Wren.

eightspokedb 01-04-2013 11:55 PM

Its sad when a major player in the history of the Bruins, not to mention the NHL, passes away and almost nobody cares.

His place in Bruins' history should be revered.

You dun gud, Wren, you dun gud.

EverettMike 01-05-2013 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GordonHowe (Post 57114085)
And I as well.

It took a bit of sleuthing to discover who your avatar honored. I honor same now.

RIP, Mr. Blair.

PS A nice obit, too. Did you ever meet The Bird, EM?

No. Just like to draw attention to him.

The lack of posts in here is sad.

brianscot 01-05-2013 07:02 AM

Blair has another link to the Orr/Esposito era Bruins.

When he was coach and gm with the Kingston Frontenacs of the old Eastern Professional Hockey League, his captain and assistant coach?

One Harry Sinden.

Strafer 01-05-2013 10:07 AM

I remember seeing/hearing his name in books when I was a kid, but until I opened this I forgot about the history mentioned here. Mike, if I can I'll try to find the time to switch my avatar picture to Mr. Blair's image. RIP Mr. WB! There's a place in heaven for you.

Bruins Stooge 01-05-2013 10:21 AM

RIP Wren, thanks for Bobby

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=648957&print=true

Dellstrom 01-05-2013 10:38 AM

No clue where this team would be today without him.

RIP.

Gee Wally 01-05-2013 10:41 AM

RIP Mr. Blair .

Ladyfan 01-05-2013 10:43 AM

RIP Wren Blair

ksp1957 01-05-2013 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eightspokedb (Post 57118209)
Its sad when a major player in the history of the Bruins, not to mention the NHL, passes away and almost nobody cares.

His place in Bruins' history should be revered.

You dun gud, Wren, you dun gud.

Well, anyone born before 1965 cares. It's just that no one who didn't see the 1970 and 1972 Stanley Cup wins would know who Wren Blair was.

I know who he is, remembers and thanks him for all he did for the Bruins. Rest in peace, Mr Blair. You're an unsung hero.

Neely2005 01-05-2013 04:29 PM

RIP Mr. Blair.

It's odd timing as I was just watching my Best of Bobby Orr DVD and there's an interview with Wren Blair.

Neely08 01-05-2013 05:06 PM

Rest in peace, sir.

GordonHowe 01-05-2013 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EverettMike (Post 57119259)
No. Just like to draw attention to him.

The lack of posts in here is sad.

Well, my guess is that many board members are in their 20's or 30's; they aren't likely to have heard about Mr. Blair.

Again, the obit was nice. I had no idea he was such a character.

ranold26 01-05-2013 09:26 PM

This man should have a Bruins state funeral.

EverettMike 01-06-2013 11:00 AM

I am in my 20s.

GordonHowe 01-06-2013 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EverettMike (Post 57180015)
I am in my 20s.

Ha! I'm nearly 50.

I have been a hardcore Bruins fan most of my life, and shall make bold to say I didn't know who Wren Blair was until I happened upon your avatar & became curious. I knew the basic particulars about the signing, but not Blair's part in it.

There damn well better be a "state funeral" for Milt. Like Cam in a different way, everything you could ever ask of a hockey person.

saskbruin44* 01-06-2013 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ranold26 (Post 57155099)
This man should have a Bruins state funeral.

Without a doubt. Hopefully after the "thank-you,we love you fans" ceremony on opening night that a moment of silence is observed in honour of Wren

Roll 4 Lines 01-07-2013 01:44 PM

Just heard about this. RIP to Wren Blair, and condolences to his family.


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