Can you make a case for Potvin over Orr in the 1976 Canada Cup?
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11-15-2012, 09:03 PM
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The diary that he wrote about that tournament can be found here:
(go to page 60 where the article starts)
I remember him taking a lot of criticism from fans and media over it, but then years later when I finally got a chance to read it, it wasn't nearly that bad. Overall, he's very complimentary and respectful in regards to Orr. He just doesn't doesn't have any false modesty about himself. I thought the worst part of the diary was his complaining about Ottawa fans not appreciating him enough.
And no, he doesn't have a case. Orr was the better and more effective player in the tournament. Rogie Vachon on the other hand, might have a case.
Can you imagine a situation where a current player would write that many words, let alone critical words, for an article?
Fantastic diary overall and there was barely any animosity toward Orr. The fact that he didn't include his being overlooked in his reflections is a pretty good indication it wasn't that big a deal for Potvin.
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