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Orr: “It would be outrageous not to have a season”

Sep 20, 2012, 12:19 PM EDT

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Amen, Bobby Orr.

The hockey legend pretty much nailed it Thursday morning on Toronto television when asked how he’d solve the NHL lockout.

“I know what I’d do with them,” Orr said. “I’d put them in a room with bread and water and say, ‘Now you stay in there until you make a deal.’”

“It would be outrageous not to have a season,” he added.

So outrageous, in fact, that Orr believes there will be a season.

“I think we’ll get most of the season in,” said Orr. “[Donald Fehr] and [Gary Bettman] are two smart guys, and there’s so much good in our game right now. From talent, the L.A. market winning the Stanley Cup, the Rangers are going to be strong, there’s so many young players, TV contracts – there’s a lot at stake here. I think it can be done.”

Hopefully he’s right.

Though it still might be worth locking them in a room with bread and water.

And if that doesn’t work, take away the bread and water.

  1. elvispocomo - Sep 20, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    “No soup for you!”

  2. villi5ed - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    The greatest hockey player I ever saw, and I go back to 1962-1963 and the old MSG. The only guy I ever
    was afraid of when he had the puck behind his own net, 200 feet away from Giacomin or Villemure. Love
    live #4.

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Say, Bobby, if you’re not too busy these days, how would you feel about replacing Bettman as commissioner? Please? Pretty please?

  4. blomfeld - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    “the L.A. market winning the Stanley Cup” …

    What a wonderful statement coming from the greatest player to have ever laced up a pair of skates ! As a kid growing up on Montreal’s east side, Bobby Orr was my first ever hockey hero and forever he will remain my favorite player of all time ! (ie: sorry Quick and Doughty). The “bread & water” angle is likely the way to go with these asses, though I’d also throw in a “little sleep derivation” and “occasional violence” just to help speed things up !

    ps: and you still look great today sir !

  5. blomfeld - Sep 20, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    “the L.A. market winning the Stanley Cup” …

    What a wonderful statement coming from the greatest player to have ever laced up a pair of skates ! As a kid growing up on Montreal’s east side, Bobby Orr was my first ever hockey hero and forever he will remain my favorite player of all time ! (ie: sorry Quick and Doughty). The “bread & water” angle is likely the way to go with these asses, though I’d also throw in a “little sleep derivation” and “occasional violence” just to help speed things up !

    ps: and you still look great today sir !

  6. brian32556 - Sep 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Or cut off their bathroom breaks.

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