From the Publisher
Renowned sportswriter Stephen Brunt reveals how "the Great One,"
who was bought and sold more than once, decided that the
comfortable Canadian city where hockey ruled couldn't compete with
the slushy ice of a California franchise.
Bobby Orr's career ended prematurely, with tears. Wayne Gretzky's
tears, unlike Orr's, announced not an ending but another beginning.
Gretzky's Edmonton Oilers had four Stanley Cup victories, but
Gretzky may then have had other goals in mind.
Beginning with his dad, Walter, and continuing with Nelson
Skalbania, Peter Pocklington, Bruce McNall, Jerry Buss - and with
the CBC's Peter Gzowski as chronicler for the eager masses - the
enormity of Gretzky's talent attracted all sorts of people who were
after a variety of vicarious thrills.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Stephen Brunt is Canada's premier sportswriter and commentator. In
addition to Searching for Bobby Orr, he is also
the author of Facing Ali: The Opposition Weighs
In, and of The Way It Looks from Here:
Contemporary Canadian Writing on Sports. He lives in
Hamilton, Ontario, and in Winterhouse Brook, Newfoundland.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: October 26, 2010
Publisher: Knopf Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307397300
ISBN - 13: 9780307397300