>> GET REAL!!!! I admit, I'm one of those demented few who think that
>>DEFEN*** should stay behind their own bluelines as much as possible... But,
>>even if I liked offensive ["rushing"] defen***, I would not go with Orr.
>>What did he last? 10 years? Sure, he could skate and shoot, but as is said of
>>Paul Coffey, he didn't know how to play defense. Also, in my books, longevity
>>and toughness [IE lack of injuries] count for a lot... Neither of which Orr
>Bobby could and did play defense. People like yourself look at his totals
>and suspect that he was another Coffey. You don't understand and reveal
>yourself to be less than knowledgeable. And with regards to injury - a
>popular phrase in Orr's day was this: "Bobby Orr is better on one leg than
>any other defenseman on two".
>> Here's my vote for best defen***: Ray Bourque [if he lasts even 3 more
>>seasons] since he knows how to play defense, and to satisfy those who like such
>>things, he can "rush" with the best of them. BUT my vote for all-time greatest
>>defenseman goes right to Mark Howe. Frankly, he must be doing SOMETHING right
>>to last 22 years, and hopefully more, as a defenseman in the NHL. You rarely
>>hear of him in the news [or here in r.s.h., for that matter], but he's been the
>>backbone of the defense on the teams on which he's played, at least in the last
>>decade or so. I *really* doubt he's still in the NHL because he's Gordie's
>>son... [Marty who? :]
>Right. And Gordie was the best player, too, right? How about Bill Gadsby?
>Allen Stanley? These clowns played twice as long as Orr. Harry Howell?
>Brad ***ing Marsh? All much better players than Bobby Orr.
>Let me suggest that in the future you check your impulse to post until you
>have something to say.
>cordially, as always,
but at least the leafs are winning) A popular joke among Bruins is that the
Goaltenders should give half their salary to Bobby because he did have th