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Cale Makar’s Bobby Orr-similarities go beyond being a dominant defenseman as former UMass star shares legend’s humility

Long before Wayne Gretzky compared Cale Makar to one of hockey’s most hallowed names, Makar went looking for Bobby Orr. Makar was a freshman at UMass in October of 2017. He was at TD Garden’s Legends Club for Hockey East Media Day and had yet to play a game above the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He and fellow freshman Mario Ferraro, now a defenseman for San Jose, journeyed out to the arena bowl to look at the banners, including Orr’s retired No. 4 hanging in the rafters.
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Bobby Orr Congratulates Cale Makar As Avalanche Star Joins Record Books

Longtime Boston Bruins defenseman and Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr welcomed Colorado Avalanche star Cale Makar to an exclusive club. Makar, after the Avalanche bested the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night, became the youngest defenseman to win the Conn Smythe Trophy since Orr did so 52 years ago, according to a release from the league. Makar also became just the third player in NHL history to win both the Conn Smythe and Norris Trophy in the same season, joining Orr’s 1970 campaign and the 2002 season of Nicklas Lindstrom.
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Avalanche Cale Makar: The Best Defenseman Since Bobby Orr?

In this edition of NHL Quick Hits, I’m going to take a quick look at the Colorado Avalanche’s great young defenseman Cale Makar. One former NHL defenseman suggested to Kelly Hrudy that Makar was the best defenseman since Bobby Orr. Could that possibly be correct? Is he that good?
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Bobby Orr Congratulates Zdeno Chara For Remarkable Achievement

Zdeno Chara will make history Thursday night. When the puck drops for the New York Islanders-San Joe Sharks showdown at SAP Center, Chara will break the record for the most games played in hockey’s top flight by a defenseman. The contest will mark the 1,652nd in the NHL for the veteran blueliner, who made his debut in the league in November of 1997.
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With solo dash up ice, Morgan Rielly goes full Bobby Orr for Maple Leafs

TORONTO – When Jack Campbell collected a harmless dump-in from the Pittsburgh Penguins’ penalty kill and dusted off the puck at his goal line for Morgan Rielly to circle the back of his own net, he could not possibly imagine he’d be gathering his first primary assist as a Maple Leaf.
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9 Bobby Orr Items That Make The Perfect Gift For Bruins Fans

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Bobby Orr is among the fastest players to play in the NHL

I got the need. The need for speed. While that famous saying comes from Tom Cruise’s character in Top Gun, it can be applied to hockey as well. The NHL has been home to some of the fastest skaters that the world has seen. It’s impressive enough being able to balance and play the game on ice, but certain players take it to the extreme, flying up and down the ice with the puck.
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