Order of Hockey Canada inaugural nominees and you wont believe who isnt on the list!)!*&)&#&R^

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    Order of Hockey Canada inaugural nominees and you wont believe who isnt on the list!)!*&)&#&R^

    http://www.tsn.ca/canadian_hockey/story/?id=392751
     
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    Re: Order of Hockey Canada inaugural nominees and you wont believe who isnt on the list!)!*&)&#&R^

    no one Robert Gordon Orr!!....but Cassie Campbell...she of the one nut less than Phil Kessel...
     
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    Re: Order of Hockey Canada inaugural nominees and you wont believe who isnt on the list!)!*&)&#&R^

    She throws a better body check too.

    Seriously, though - looking at the criteria, I'm not exactly bent that Orr isn't a founding member.  He left Canada at a very young age and took his talents to Causeway.  Injuries kept him out in '72; he was head and shoulders the best player even on one knee in '74, but that was his one chance to shine for Canada.  Other than that, and by being the most awesome spectacle on ice, I don't see him as a founder of the service to Canadian hockey club.  Beliveau and Gretzky played all of or the best years of their careers in Canada and were huge ambassadors of the game.  The only one I don't see as easily is Howe - other than simply being "Mr. Hockey" and holding some wacky records like oldest player.  Hard to argue against Gordie Howe, but then it would have been hard to argue against Orr, too.
     
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    I see where you are coming from BB007 (aside from it being 76 Canada Cup not 74 re: Orr one knee) but excluding Orr from anything hockey is akin to keeping Ron Jeremy out of the porn hall of fame..(I think he only had one strand of tape on his stick too)
     
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    In Response to Re: Order of Hockey Canada inaugural nominees and you wont believe who isnt on the list!)!*&)&#&R^:
    [QUOTE]I see where you are coming from BB007 (aside from it being 76 Canada Cup not 74 re: Orr one knee) but excluding Orr from anything hockey is akin to keeping Ron Jeremy out of the porn hall of fame..(I think he only had one strand of tape on his stick too)
    Posted by golden9x2[/QUOTE]

    What a co-ink-ee-dink. I just mentioned him on another thread before coming to this one.

    Regarding Cassie Campbell, Canada does have more then men that make up the population. Some are/were even good hockey players believe it or not.
     
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    In Response to Re: Order of Hockey Canada inaugural nominees and you wont believe who isnt on the list!)!*&)&#&R^:
    [QUOTE]She throws a better body check too. Seriously, though - looking at the criteria, I'm not exactly bent that Orr isn't a founding member.  He left Canada at a very young age and took his talents to Causeway.  Injuries kept him out in '72; he was head and shoulders the best player even on one knee in '74, but that was his one chance to shine for Canada.  Other than that, and by being the most awesome spectacle on ice, I don't see him as a founder of the service to Canadian hockey club.  Beliveau and Gretzky played all of or the best years of their careers in Canada and were huge ambassadors of the game.  The only one I don't see as easily is Howe - other than simply being "Mr. Hockey" and holding some wacky records like oldest player.  Hard to argue against Gordie Howe, but then it would have been hard to argue against Orr, too.
    Posted by Bookboy007[/QUOTE]

    I've always loved Gordie Howe, and he's been a tremendous ambassador, but his inclusion makes it impossible to fathom.  Not that he shouldn't be there, but the fact that he played his whole life in the US, opens it up to others like Orr.
     Seems like another meaningless awards thing to me, created by a group bent on self promotion, that realizes they need some big names in there too.  In terms of promoting the game, Gordie Howe was head and shoulders above Belliveau, as he travelled extensively from coast to coast, where the more subdued Belliveau did much less. In terms of promoting/advancing the game, Orr was miles ahead of everyone. If he alone was responsible for the explosion of hockey in New England, think of his contribution to a hockey starved Canada.   When there were more teenage boys in Canada, than at any other time in history(babyboomers), Bobby Orr absolutely took the game, and it's popularity/coolness/ratings to another level.  Orr still sells hockey through his association with General Motors.  If they want to make this an unsung hero's thing fine, but it's hard to imagine a couple people that most never heard of, had a bigger impact.
     
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    Re: Order of Hockey Canada inaugural nominees and you wont believe who isnt on the list!)!*&)&#&R^

    Orr didn't have have to play in the 76' Canada Cup but he did when he could hardly walk so I'm not understanding why anyone would say he didn't sacrifice for hockey in Canada. Bobby was better than any 18 year old Canadian hockey player when he was 15. To me that is why Orr was pulled down to Boston a few years later at such a young age.

     
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    Re: Order of Hockey Canada inaugural nominees and you wont believe who isnt on the list!)!*&)&#&R^

    What a great line Stevegm "When there were more teenage boys in Canada, than at any other time in history(babyboomers), Bobby Orr absolutely took the game, and it's popularity/coolness/ratings to another level." I never looked at it from that perspective overtly...but obviously makes a lot of sense....still a travesty in my eyes....no question he should have been on this list whether or not it has the staying power or esteem of a Grammy or not....



     
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    Re: Order of Hockey Canada inaugural nominees and you wont believe who isnt on the list!)!*&)&#&R^

    Might as well put Don Cherry on the list [right after Neely]
     
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    Re: Order of Hockey Canada inaugural nominees and you wont believe who isnt on the list!)!*&)&#&R^

    Just a question on this award - is it similar to the Order of Canada, where the recipient has to be alive, and it can't be given out posthumously?
     
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