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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 20, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
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T-Wolves' Kevin Love re-breaks right hand ... Hamline coach suspended in assault case ... Funeral set for Stars Coach, GM Wren Blair ... Report: Lance Armstrong may admit doping ... Sports news from United Press International.

Funeral set for Stars Coach, GM Wren Blair

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Funeral services will be held next week for Wren Blair, the first coach and general manager of the expansion Minnesota North Stars, who died at 87 this week.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
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Red Wings' Lidstrom wins Norris Trophy

Red Wings' Lidstrom wins Norris Trophy

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom Wednesday was awarded his seventh Norris Trophy, indicative of the NHL's top blueliner.

Bobby Orr unveils statue of 'The Goal'

BOSTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Boston Bruins great Bobby Orr Monday unveiled a bronze statue commemorating his 1970 Stanley Cup-winning score known simply as "The Goal."
Ovechkin named hockey's MVP

Ovechkin named hockey's MVP

TORONTO, June 12 (UPI) -- Washington winger Alex Ovechkin capped the NHL Awards Show Thursday by winning his first Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player.
Lidstrom again a Norris Trophy finalist

Lidstrom again a Norris Trophy finalist

TORONTO, April 22 (UPI) -- Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom, Boston's Zdeno Chara and Calgary's Dion Phaneuf were announced Tuesday as finalists for the NHL's James Norris Trophy.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 20, 2008.
By United Press International

Man wins $1 million for 15 shootout goals

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A Canadian sawmill worker is $1 million richer after scoring 15 out of 20 shootout goals at an intermission in an NHL game in Vancouver.

Artist paints nudes of NHL icons

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Kurt Kauper's 7 1/2-foot-tall oil painting of Boston Bruins icon Bobby Orr is unique -- it shows the NHL Hall-of-Famer in the altogether.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 20, the 79th day of 2006 with 286 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 20, the 79thth day of 2005 with 286 to follow.
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Bobby Orr
Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr (R) shakes hands with Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield before the Red Sox home opener against the Detroit Tigers Boston, Massachusetts on April 8, 2008. Orr was there as part of the 2007 World Series ring presentation. (UPI Photo/Matthew Healey)
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Robert Gordon "Bobby" Orr, OC (born March 20, 1948) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Orr played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for his entire career, the first ten seasons with the Boston Bruins, joining the Chicago Black Hawks for two more. Orr is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time. A defenceman, Orr used his ice skating speed and scoring and play-making abilities to revolutionize the position. As of 2011, Orr remains the only defenceman to have won the league scoring title with two Art Ross Trophies and holds the record for most points and assists in a single season by a defenceman. Orr won a record eight consecutive Norris Trophies as the NHL's best defenceman and three consecutive Hart Trophies as the league's most valuable player (MVP). Orr was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979 at age 31, the youngest to that day to be inducted into the Hall.

Orr started in organized hockey at age five. He first played as a forward, but was later moved to defence by his coach. Going against the standard practice of the time, the coach felt that Orr's offensive skills were best suited for a rushing defenceman role and he gave Orr the freedom to play that role despite its inherent risks. At fourteen, Orr joined the Oshawa Generals, the Bruins' junior hockey affiliate, and he was an all-star for three of his four seasons. In 1966, Orr joined Boston, a team that had not won a Stanley Cup since 1941 and had not qualified for the playoffs since 1959. With Orr, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup twice, in 1970 and 1972, and lost in the 1974 Final. In both victories, Orr scored the clinching goal and was named the playoff MVP. In the final achievement of his career, he was the MVP of the 1976 Canada Cup international hockey tournament. In 1976, Orr left Boston as a free agent to join the Black Hawks, but repeated injuries had effectively destroyed his left knee, and he retired in 1978 at age 30.

Orr's first professional contract was one of the first in professional ice hockey to be negotiated by an agent. It made him the highest-paid player in NHL history as a rookie. His second contract was the first million-dollar contract in the NHL. However, after his retirement, Orr learned that he was deeply in debt and he had to sell off most of what he owned. Orr broke with his agent Alan Eagleson and sued the Black Hawks to settle his contract. Orr and his family returned to Boston where Orr went into business to rebuild his finances. Orr aided the investigations that led to Eagleson's fraud convictions and disbarment. Orr also supported the law suit that exposed the corruption of the NHL's pension plan.

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