To what extent would a healthy Bobby Orr have affected the '72 Summit Series?
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02-02-2014, 01:07 PM
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...Given the exclusion of Hull, our PM was against the NHL team referring to itself as Team Canada....
Yep. The outrage went all the way up the food chain to Parliament, the PMO's Office. Crazy thing was, Eagleson early on didnt even want to call them
at all. Preferred
NHL All Stars
or get this one,
. The latter he borrowed from the then popular
MacLaren Motorsports Team
that was extremely popular in Canada & really Worldwide at that time. The advertising agency in Toronto working with him (Vickers & Benson) fortunately convinced him that both of his ideas were lousy, totally lame, and that calling them
was the only logical choice & for a host of beyond solid reasons. But you can
Bet Your Bippy
, had it been left up to Eagleson, likely called the
& I can just imagine the hideously gaudy jerseys that moniker wouldve inspired.
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