NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2
Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots, 1:00 pm
On WBZ-TV and 98.5 The Sports Hub | Listen LIVE
What To Watch For | Game Preview | Predictions | Local Picks

Bruins

Toucher & Rich: Bruins Legend Bobby Orr On Fighting & Playing Style

View Comments
Bruins legend Bobby Orr joined Toucher & Rich In sudio. (Photo by Justin Opiechowski)

Bruins legend Bobby Orr joined Toucher & Rich In sudio. (Photo by Justin Opiechowski)

WBZFM_Bio_Toucher_Rich Toucher and Rich
Read More
Bruins Central
Shop for Bruins Gear
Buy Bruins Tickets

NHL Scoreboard
NHL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

BOSTON (CBS) – In town to promote his new book, “Orr, My Story,” Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr took some time to come by 98.5 The Sports Hub and hang out with Toucher & Rich on Friday.

One of the hot button issues around the game today is fighting, with recent injuries sparking the debate on whether or not it should still exist in the game.

“I really think it would be a problem if we completely eliminated that fear of getting beat up as a great deterrent,” said Orr. “Staged fights, throw them out. Hockey is a tough game, we have big guys with speed and things do happen, emotions, and once in a while something will happen. More importantly, we just can’t have guys running around trying to intimidate our skill players. I want to see our skill players play.”

They went on to discuss playing the game at a young age and pressure that parents sometime place on kids when they play. Orr says it should be more about having fun, with only a very small percentage of kids that play ever making it to the NHL.

It was a different game back in the 70’s when Orr played, but does the legend think he could play his style of in today’s NHL.

“Yes,” he said confidently. “I mean could Wayne Gretzky play today? Yes.”

MORE FROM TOUCHER AND RICH

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,029 other followers