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A Boston Bruins fan let Bobby Orr know why he doesn’t endorse Orr as a person anymore and is Charlie McAvoy really a Top 10 defenseman already?

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Boston Bruins legend and arguably the greatest player ever, Bobby Orr continues to deal with the fallout from his full-page ad in the Manchester Union Leader endorsing Donald Trump. Orr is losing plenty of longtime fans and one fan decided to do the same thing Orr did to let the hall of famer know why.

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With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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Dan

Such fascist snowflakes. They are everything they claim to be against

robertgorbonbgone

I now respect Paul Scott a hell of a lot more than Orr. I used to love watcihng Orr play. Now I realize that hitting a puck wth a wooden stick does not an intelligent man make. Shame on Orr for exposing himself as being no better than the dolt who is “his friend.”

Tinmam

Orr was the best
what good are you?

Jeff Dwyer

Orr was the best defenseman, yes. And we thought he was the nicest guy. He still was the best defenseman ever. Nice guy? Nope. He supports a cowardly white supremacist criminal bully with the emotional and intellectual maturity of a child.
Sad, because I really liked Orr.

MJ

Another uninformed…. mainstream media watcher, I see

Andy

Need a tissue?

Ross mcmillan

Need a box to plug your mouth when you should have been wearing a mask

Starr00

Go to your safe space and pull the blanky up and weep

Starr00

could you be any more moronic?

Jeff Dwyer

Actually, he was spot on.

Jim Johnson

I for one will always be proud to say, ” Number 4….Bobby Orr”.!

Wolverine

They are not true fans if they are offended by Bobby Orr’s opinion . You love the guy because he was /is / and always will be the greatest hockey player ever , not because he endorses someone !

Justsayin

How about “Number 4 … Bobby NO-M-Orr”. What a loser, you and him both!

Scott L Bensink

To lose fans over Presidential support is stupid and the fans he is “quote” losing are simple minded fools.

BOBBY ORR #4 rules

bruinmann04

People ar idiots

Chris

Starting with Orr and you gonad

Rick W Murray

I will always love Orr he’s best NHL player of all time. I was little miffed he’s for a racist, and pathological liar, After Tuesday trumps history anyway

Andy

More butthurt crybabies who can’t deal with someone who doesn’t think like they do. Get over it. He is still the greatest player ever and an even better human being. How many of those trashing him now have done a fraction of the good things he has done for the public at large?

Andy

As for McAvoy’s rating, I would put him right be behind Seth Jones. Makar shouldn’t even be on the list, at least not yet.

Lars

Orr will still be my favorite dman but Bobby step back and remember Alan eagleson! Did you learn nothing?

Phil Brown

I thought USA was land of the free, home of the brave. These peeps criticizing are not fans and are the biggest problem there. The cancel culture if you have an opinion different than there’s your the enemy.

Kev

Still the best defensemen ever

SKATCH

I STAND WITH NHL LEGEND BOBBY ORR !!!!! TRUMP 2020 !!!!!

Ross mcmillan

Bobby one to mean hits to the head

Andy

Translation?

Starr00

“One to mean” wtf does that even mean?? Other than you doubling down on being a moron

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Scott Thomson

Heart Broken…my all time favorite Hockey player…I’m a 60’s kid…we all wanted to be Bobby Orr…I played Competitive hockey till my knee’s and desire gave out…never made the show…but always a Bobby Orr fan…I am stumped by this….Trump has made the USA the laughing stock of the World…There has never been a worse leader..Trump is for no one else but himself…

Starr00

Bobby Orr is a legend and no snowflake liberal getting all butt hurt is worthy enough to carry his water

Ronh

Can Trump supporters ever respond without resorting to labels and name calling? It’s pretty pathetic.

Dc

When did it become fashionable to loath and reject people because of their politics?? Maybe when our universities stopped teaching and started preaching an agenda and how awful America is. I have met and worked with Orr. He is the most humble professional athlete I have ever met. He is not a loud mouth, bring attention to himself type of guy. He has class and integrity and if you don’t like him because of his politics then you have the problem not Orr. Did he badmouth Biden? Did he attack or insult anyone?? He voiced his opinion and all of… Read more »

John MacLean

It’s always been “fashionable” to go after people for their opinions, Dc. This is an interesting piece from a past issue of the Wharton Magazine: https://magazine.wharton.upenn.edu/issues/anniversary-issue/a-radical-who-laid-the-groundwork-for-the-tenure-system-scott-nearing-professor/ . It seems that Scott Nearing, a teacher, was significant in the development of tenure systems at schools. The article describes tenure as allowing “established professors to pursue research topics without worrying where their results take them.” He was among the ‘Wharton Eight’ who lost there jobs because of their positions on child labor. Later he lost another position due to his stance against World War One.

N.J.Hockey

I think #4 endorsement of POTUS just gained way more fans. Love him even more now. Best player ever.

Cpttink

Makes me love Bobby even more!

Patrick J Walsh

What a great man Bobby Orr is!

Just like Trump he will grow in popularity because he tells the truth!

Last edited 10 months ago by Patrick J Walsh
Don

Way to go Bobby, you are still number one and still make the smart moves. Too many people are watching the fake news and allowing their minds to be twisted and their judgements impaired. People that don’t tolerate freedom of expression and opinions are simple minded idiots who can’t think for themselves.

VA

Bobby Orr should just keep out of politics. Why is he doing this now? He didn’t do it in 2016. Most hockey fans don’t care who he supports. Unfortunately most fans don’t know him. Its not going to change anyone’s mind. His fan base are now in their late 50’s and older. Its older guys like myself who are trying to keep his name relevant. There is no game I would rather watch than a Bruins game in the early 70’s. Why piss off half of them off. No purpose.

Peter Karas

So sad that a sports legend gets trashed for making a simple choice in a free democracy. I guess someone who has shown sportsmanship integrity and honor all their life not to mention the charitable aspects they have done behind the scenes gets thrown under the bus so easily. What kind if world do we live in ?

Liz Arsenault

Bobby Orr, sad to say but I really think standing behind a person like D.Trump was So Wrong
In So Many Ways.
It is Shameful that a person’s views can be so
Off base .
So sorry for this man Mr Bobby Orr.
He has just lost alot of the Respect people had for him .
By standing behind Donald Trump (president )
Such a shame.
I have lost my respect for Mr. ORR.

Last edited 10 months ago by Liz Arsenault
Jeff Dwyer

He lost me, that’s for sure. I’ll always think he was the greatest defenseman ever, and a genuine nice guy. He just took the ‘nice guy’ facade and broke it.

MJ

BUT OF COURSE WHAT ELSE WOULD TECHIDIOTS LIKE GOOGLE RESPOND WITH!!!!!!!

E.R.

Did Bobby Orr get paid to endorse Thrump, I hope he gets more than $50. that Trump often gives to people to attend rallies. Also if money is more important to him than his morality and reputation, its sad.

Roy

Attaboy Bobby Orr. Trump rocks & Makes America Great Again. Bobby Orr has lots of fans w/o the flakes that believe fake news.

michael

No argument that Orr was the best Hockey Player. That dosen’t mean you care about the middle class. The less fortunate. People of color. People who will loose health care. I am a veteran who served in a war zone. So people could express there opinion. But I dont have to like it. So you window breathers can call me what you like. But Bobby your off my hero list. Never thought I’d say this but your off my hero list. Go Canadians.

Terry

Free speech keep up the good work bobby orr

Canadian Pug

Being hated by the people who criticize Bobby Orr is a badge of distinction. I live to be hated by those losers. These fools couldn’t lace his skates properly and the nerve they have criticizing him, after all he is done for hockey and for Canada is outrageous.

Dr Craig Knight

Yep. He WAS the only childhood hero and entertainment person I held in high regard. However, not anymore, as I always thought he had a healthy sense of character based on virtue, especially due to the fact he grew up in a rural northern Ontario town and played for the OG’s in my home town. Now, I do not see him in this light at all. In fact, he has become a spoiled and wealthy caucasian hockey player/agent who is protecting his own elitist needs. He overtly expressed support for a man who has a pathetic and dangerous character type… Read more »

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Rick W Murray

Some good friends of mine are faithful to the republican cause! We never discuss politics cause anytime we did. It evolved into near physical violence. They are successful businessmen so they are not mentally deficient. I’m not endorsing Orr’s endorsement of Trump
especially the full page add. I remember watching him as a kid and I’ve never seen anything before or since like him on the ice. I just can’t dislike the guy, but I can understand some people going against him because of this.

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