More impressively, Brunt even makes notorious lawyer-cum-fraud artist Alan Eagleson seem sympathetic. This is no easy task, especially for an audience of hockey fans who are more likely to sympathize with their on-ice heroes who were taken gross advantage of by Mr. However, Brunt is able to present both sides of the argument fairly, even scoring some fair points on behalf of Eagleson.
Section 36 Bruins: Searching for Bobby Orr, by Stephen Brunt
This is one of Brunt's strengths: he really humanizes the story. He has an empathetic writing style that humanizes the subject matter. For my part, I'd always heard of Bobby Orr, but certainly never seen him play.
I never understood how important he was to the sport of hockey on or off the ice. I'd always grown up idolizing Paul Coffey 's offensive-defensive style, and I now appreciate that Orr is Coffey's stylistic ancestor. A well-written biography of one of the sport's best. Not quite at the level of Dryden's The Game, but a solid second place for this walk through the life of hockey's greatest defenseman. Game descriptions are particularly vivid.
Searching For Bobby Orr
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