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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – Bobby Orr

“Forget about style; worry about results.”

And

“Developing better people should be the number one goal for any coach when dealing with kids. In trying to develop better people, we are going to develop more and better pros.”

And

“Growing up, if I hadn’t had sports, I don’t know where I’d be. God only knows what street corners I’d have been standing on and God only knows what I’d have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble.”

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“I’ve been a very lucky guy. I played on championship teams. I played for Canada. I’ve won some awards and I’m very proud of those accomplishments. But I don’t think there’s anything greater than to come home and to be recognized at home. This is the pinnacle.”

And

“My Dad was my biggest supporter. He never put pressure on me.”

And

“The biggest thing we get out of it is seeing the kids smile. And hopefully we will also see that the lessons we’re teaching – not only the fundamentals of hockey, but also the life values – are sinking in.”

And

“Developing better people should be the number one goal for any coach when dealing with kids. In trying to develop better people, we are going to develop more and better pros.”

And

“If there were two dozen Bobby Orr’s in this league, we’d have to erect buildings that would hold 60,000.” Milt Schmidt, Hall of Fame Center

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“I would say I’ve never seen a guy who did as much offensively and defensively as much as that young man did.” Gordie Howe – “Mr. Hockey”

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“I remember one time he said to me when I was giving the team heck – this is a true story – He came to me and said, ‘Don, do you think when you’re giving the team heck you can give me heck a little too?” Don “Grapes” Cherry

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“There’s stars, superstars, and then there’s Bobby Orr.” Serge Savard, HOF defenseman

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“You can say about each of the great players: He’s a good skater, or a good stickhandler, or he has a great shot, but something is always missing. Bobby Orr has it all. He is the best I’ve seen — ever!” Jacques Plante, HOF Goalie

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“He doesn’t beat you because he’s Bobby Orr; he beats you because he is the best.” Glen Sather, GM/Coach/Player

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“Well the first thing, when I saw Orr coming down on me, was to say a little prayer, if I had time.” Johnny Bower, HOF Goalie

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“I like to call them the hockey Trinity – Gretzky being the son, Howe being the Father, and Bobby Orr being the Holy Ghost, because he was truly amazing.” Bob Mackenzie, Hockey News

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Wikipedia:  Bobby Orr

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