Originally Posted by Johnny Pie
Also remember Orr doesn't have the most points in a game either. Tom Bladon
of the Flyers had 8 points in a game in 1977. Unbelievable That Orr doesn't have most goals or points by a defenseman in one game. He did have 7 points vs the Rangers but Bladon got 8. Still doesn't make a difference, who is the greatest player ever- Bobby Orr
. Although I do agree with Maggie when it comes to the original six era. Orr didn't play enough in that era to be called the best. Alltime yes, original six specificly no. IMO.
I guess you can say I am just a little biased when it comes to Bobby Orr
, way back in 63/64 I watched this skinny little kid playing for the Oshawa Generals
do things on the ice from the D position I had never seen before , he showed his greatness way back then as a 15 year old kid that had played a handful of games in the O as a 14 year old .
He never was given a penalty in his first three seasons he played junior , no one could catch him , but the year they won the Memorial Cup they started to take real bad runs at his knees and he took close to 100 minutes in penalties because he started to protect himself .
After watching him dominate in junior and that first year in the NHL convinced me he would be one of the greatest of all time , as it turned out he is the greatest to ever lace up a pair of skates ..