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Gee Wally 01-08-2013 08:35 AM

Orr: "My Story’’
 
Bruins great Bobby Orr’s memoir to be released in October

NEW YORK — One of hockey’s greatest and most private stars, Bobby Orr, is finally telling his life story.
‘‘Orr: My Story’’ will be released in October by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. The former Boston Bruins defenseman and three-time Hart Trophy winner as the National Hockey League’s most valuable player is promising to share some experiences he believes ‘‘worth putting down on paper.’’ According to Tuesday’s announcement by Putnam, Orr will reflect on his remarkable career and on his angry break from his former agent and close friend Alan Eagleson.

http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/...ohK/story.html

Pie O My 01-08-2013 08:38 AM

Just saw this and was wondering what thread to shoehorn it into. :laugh:

This will make a great b-day gift come October. Gotta start dropping hints to the The Warden. ;)

EverettMike 01-08-2013 08:38 AM

Awesome. Just awesome.

BMC 01-08-2013 08:40 AM

Oooooo just in time for next Christmas!!! :handclap:

BruinsBtn 01-08-2013 08:45 AM

I finished Derek Sanderson's book last night. Great read.

Lots of praise for Sinden and Bobby Orr.

Neely2005 01-08-2013 09:07 AM

Nice, I'm looking forward to reading this.

TCDaniels 01-08-2013 10:33 AM

Who is this Bobby Orr fellow, and why would I want to read his book?

;)

Seriously tho - that's awesome... I had just figured all along that this was the one book that we all wanted that we just weren't going to get. He's such a private guy...

eightspokedb 01-08-2013 12:24 PM

Hopefully I will have an ereader by the time this comes out but I will probably buy a hard copy as well.

Yeaaaaaaaa.........

Neely08 01-08-2013 12:38 PM

Can't wait.

Finally.

Who plays him in the movie?

Neely2005 01-08-2013 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neely08 (Post 57291225)
Can't wait.

Finally.

Who plays him in the movie?

Ryan Reynolds.
:sarcasm:

BNHL 01-08-2013 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eightspokedb (Post 57290489)
Hopefully I will have an ereader by the time this comes out but I will probably buy a hard copy as well.

Yeaaaaaaaa.........

Gotta be a hardcover!

Bruins +- with Orr on the ice +763. With Orr off the ice +3

Fenway 01-08-2013 02:26 PM

Bobby Orr is writing a book about his life
 
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/01/0...ut-in-october/

Apparently he will write at length about Eagleson.

SerenityRick 01-08-2013 02:36 PM

EDIT - merged!

Bruins 54 01-08-2013 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BNHL (Post 57295781)
Gotta be a hardcover!

Bruins +- with Orr on the ice +763. With Orr off the ice +3

Wow what a stat ....

I know looking at the stats of a lot of the other guys that played with him were never the same when he was done ...

Neely08 01-08-2013 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neely2005 (Post 57295273)
Ryan Reynolds.
:sarcasm:

Mathew Modine always reminded me of Orr. Matt Damon could have pulled it off. Both too old now.

Would be awesome.

"4"

Oates2Neely 01-08-2013 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neely08 (Post 57291225)
Can't wait.

Finally.

Who plays him in the movie?

Matt Damon

SerenityRick 01-08-2013 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neely08 (Post 57298499)
Mathew Modine always reminded me of Orr. Matt Damon could have pulled it off. Both too old now.

Would be awesome.

"4"

Man it would be awesome if Hollywood adapted a movie of the rise and life of Bobby Orr. But if they ever made a legit docu-drama type movie of a hockey player, it would probably start with Gretzky

Regardless, if done well, I bet it would be a hit despite hockey being the red headed stepchild in America.

BruinsCupNow 01-08-2013 03:17 PM

Would it be too "fan-boy" of me to predict this book will sweep every major literary award in 2014?

--BCN

Neely08 01-08-2013 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SerenityRick (Post 57299261)
Man it would be awesome if Hollywood adapted a movie of the rise and life of Bobby Orr. But if they ever made a legit docu-drama type movie of a hockey player, it would probably start with Gretzky

Regardless, if done well, I bet it would be a hit despite hockey being the red headed stepchild in America.

Miracle did ok. Slapshot. We just need star power.

Like Stallone playing Espo -
"Yo...uh...yo, Bobby. I izz gonna go stand in the grease. You's create a 4 on 3 and I bang it home, eh."

Sanderson - "Uh oh. Hey guys, I think Espo thought those were real tic tacs in my locker, hey hey!"

People in Philly would see it, what? At least 11 times each? Too bad the priest from the exorcist is too old. He always reminded me of Espo.

Alicat 01-08-2013 03:30 PM

Can't wait to read it. i also get 60% off huzzah!

sooshii 01-08-2013 06:01 PM

Cool. His first book was "My Game." I got it 4 Christmas 38 years ago.

Hurt 01-08-2013 09:32 PM

I can't believe he missed up on the chance to call it "Bobby: My Storry"

Gonzothe7thDman 01-08-2013 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hurt (Post 57316979)
I can't believe he missed up on the chance to call it "Bobby: My Storry"

" My Story: 4 Better Orr Worse"

Hurt 01-08-2013 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gonzothe7thDman (Post 57317263)
" My Story: 4 Better Orr Worse"

That's brilliant.

In all seriousness, excited about this book. Hopefully is a good read and should be a solid stocking stuffer for next Christmas.

brianscot 01-09-2013 09:23 AM

Orr is such a gentleman it will be interesting to read how he addresses the Alan Eagleson issues.

If I was a player from that era, I'd want Eagleson to spend some quality time in a small room with Terry O'reilly.

Stephen Brunt's "Searching for Bobby Orr" appropriately skewered Eagleson, not just for his business dealings with Orr, but the entire NHLPA.

My gut feeling is that Orr will be succinct and express both anger and a huge sense of betrayal, but won't unduly savage Eagleson even though it's hard to say that Eagleson doesn't deserve it.


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