Bobby Orr

April 16 is a huge date amongst the National Hockey League’s “Original Six” franchises, with four of them winning the Stanley Cup. There are also plenty of Hall of Fame players who left their mark on the game through the years. Let’s hop aboard the THW time machine and go back in time to relive
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Combine a gritty style of play with quick hands and fast feet, throw in a swagger that sat well with his movie-star good looks, mix well with his fair share of nastiness and you have the young Derek Sanderson, better known by his friends and teammates as “Turk”. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario,
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The Boston Bruins are one of the NHL’s oldest franchises. As such, the team has seen its fair share of legends pass through the city through multiple generations that will forever be cemented in history among the best of their time. While there were many great athletes who have played for the Bruins, only a
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This date in National Hockey League history has memories that extend over nearly a century. There were some great old school moments in Detroit, the 1970s provided us with some stellar performances, and there were plenty of franchise firsts and records set. Let’s take our daily trip back in time to look at all the
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The numbers 200 and 400 showed up numerous times on this date through National Hockey League history. In addition, there were a handful of events and feats to happen for the first time and some memorable All-Star Game moments. It is time for a daily look back in time at all the big stories from
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Dec. 14 has been a very eventful and unique day in National Hockey League history. Among the more memorable moments are a pair of Hall of Fame blueliners scoring their first hat tricks, some major personal milestones and big-time performances out of a handful of former number one overall picks. Let’s fire up the hockey
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Unless you were fortunate enough to be around to witness Paul Coffey play during his prime, it is unlikely you can comprehend how important he was to the success of the Edmonton Oilers. Anyone can look at his stat line and be impressed by the eye-popping totals. However, those numbers do not tell us just how integral
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You’ve probably heard of Bobby Orr. Widely considered the best defenseman to ever play the game, and even considered by some the best player ever, the legendary No. 4 took his first strides in the NHL during the 1966-67 season — but, it was during Orr’s prime that he dominated the league. From the 1969-70 season
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Perhaps the greatest defenseman in National Hockey League history hit a pair of milestones, with two different teams, on this date. Plus, the Nassau Coliseum hosted a handful of memorable moments and a current general manager built his Hall of Fame credentials during his playing career. Orr Makes Even More History When you had the
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May 11 has proven to be a big date in the history of the National Hockey League. Some it’s legendary players and coaches had big moments, some for the final time. Franchises with long histories of success have made plenty of memories on this date. The Last Runs for Two Legends The Montreal Canadiens are
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May 5 has seen its fair share of milestones and big moments throughout the history of the National Hockey League. The league’s most successful franchise racked up more postseason victories, while playoff records were broken and some of the game’s all-time great players left their mark. Happy Times for the Habs When you’ve won the
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April 25 has provided us with some great playoff moments throughout the history of the National Hockey League. Two of the greatest players to ever lace up a pair of skates had offensive explosions on a date that saw plenty of great postseason moments. The Great One & Super Mario Go Off Two of the
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March 30 is a very busy day in hockey history. There were various first in Stanley Cup playoff history that occurred on this date. The National Hockey added four new teams to the mix. Some Hall of Fame defensemen made their mark on history and an all-time great goaltender set the bar high. Stanley Cup
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On Sept. 12, 1979, legendary defenceman Bobby Orr took the final step in his Hall-of-Fame career. Alongside Henri Richard, Gordon Juckes and Harry Howell, Orr was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame thanks to the way that he revolutionized his position in the game of hockey. Retiring at the age of just 30 years
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The saying is that records are meant to be broken, but in certain cases, they simply won’t be broken. Barring radical changes to the playing style and rules of the NHL, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll ever see anything like the below occurrences. Some relate to scoring, others awards, and a few singular oddball events
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