Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/11/10 at 12:12 PM ET
from Arpon Basu at the Montreal Gazette,
When Bobby Orr finally gave in to the excruciating pain from his shoddy knees and hung up his skates for good at age 28, ending a legendary hockey career in the midst of what should have been his prime, he was scared.
He had never known anything other than hockey, and he was faced with the prospect of taking on a brand new field of work. Or, more accurately, he’d have to work like the rest of us for the first time.
“I didn’t know what to do,” Orr said. “But I decided that I was going to apply to my job today what I applied to my game yesterday.”
It’s safe to say it worked out pretty well.
Among his many ventures, Orr and his partners Rick Curran and Paul Krepelka started The Orr Hockey Group in 2002, and today the sports agency has one of the largest client lists in the league, one that includes Eric and Jordan Staal, Jason Spezza, Cam Ward, Taylor Hall and Tomas Plekanec.
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