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The Untold Story: How Bobby Orr Could Have Had 18% Ownership of the Boston Bruins

Mike Milbury, a former NHLer turned NHL GM turned NHL broadcaster, was a guest on the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast yesterday and he was a hoot.

The gregarious hockey lifer shared a plethora of incredible insider stories with the Spittin’ Chiclets crew, but none stood out quite as much as this one about his former Boston Bruins teammate Bobby Orr:

Wow… yet another reason to dislike Alan Eagleson…

I mean, I can’t imagine how much money Orr would have made in the decades since that offer was made to him.
Imagine if Orr had earned enough money from his 18% ownership to buy more and more of the team, eventually prying it away from Jeremy Jacbobs’ skeletal hands.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: and let's talk some hockey!
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