The Globe and Mail’s Stephen Brunt, one of the nation’s premier sports writers talked with Joseph Planta about his new book, Searching for Bobby Orr (Knopf, 2006).
|Searching for Bobby Orr by Stephen Brunt. (Knopf, 2006)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
This is the Planta: On the Line program here at THECOMMENTARY.CA.
He is considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest, player to have ever played the game of hockey. He was also revolutionary in how hockey was played, and how the sport was regarded. He won two Stanley Cup championships in his short ten-year career, as well as many other awards including the Norris (eight times), the Hart (three), and the Conn Smythe trophy, twice. And very often it’s considered that after Bobby Orr, hockey was no only a mere sport, but also a high-stakes big business.
Stephen Brunt, one of the premier sports columnists and commentators in the country, is a columnist for the Globe and Mail, and is the author of a new book, Searching For Bobby Orr, $34.95 published by Knopf. His previous books included biographies on Shawn O’Sullivan and Roberto Alomar, and his critically acclaimed and bestselling, Facing Ali.
Searching for Bobby Orr is an engrossing read, highly readable for people like me who know dick all about sports. It’s also elegantly written, but not pretentious at all. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Stephen Brunt; Good morning, Mr. Brunt.
Stephen Brunt at The Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinions/columnists/Stephen+Brunt.html/