August 4, 2013 in Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Gordie Howe, St. Louis Blues, Wayne Gretzky Tags: Allan Cup, Bobby Orr, Glenn Hall, Gordie Howe, Mr. Goalie, Orr's famous goal, Powell River, Wayne Gretzky
He came to Powell River in 1997 when the Allan Cup was on, and I asked him if I could buy him breakfast the next day. He said sure, we did, we talked hockey, and then I gave him a tour of the area in my little Hyundai Excel.
A real nice fellow, this Western Canadian farmer dubbed “Mr. Goalie”. When I asked him who the greatest ever was, he didn’t even have to think about it. Gordie Howe could do everything better than anybody else, he said, including Gretzky, whom he never played against of course, and Bobby Orr.
Glenn Hall, elected to the Hall of Fame in 1975, was the goalie in nets for the St. Louis Blues when Bobby Orr scored his famous “flying through the air” Stanley Cup winner in the spring of 1970.