THE BIRD, The Life and Times of Hockey Legend Wren Blair (signed)

By: Blair, Wren, with Ron Brown and Jill Blair

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Blair tells the story of his life in hockey, including "leading Harry Sinden and the Whitby Dunlops to the World Amateur Hockey Championship, signing a 14-year-old Bobby Orr to his NHL contract with the Boston Bruins, coaching the Kingston Frontenancs (EPHL), Clinton Comets (EHL), and Saginaw Gears (IHL) to league championships, directing player personnel for the Los Angeles Kings, and co-owning the Pittsburgh Penguins." When Blair was fired as general manager of the Minnesota North Stars, he was replaced by former North Stars coach Jack Gordon, who shortly thereafter traded away several of Blair's key acquisitions, one of them being Fred "Buster" Harvey. This copy is inscribed to Harvey and signed by Blair, in a somewhat shaky hand: "Buster./I never would have traded you either/as Jack Gordon did./Hope you enjoy the book/Buster./Wren Blair." Buster Harvey died on November 25, 2007, of cancer. Promotional business card for the book laid in. 343 pages (including acknowledgements), illustrated. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean.

Title: THE BIRD, The Life and Times of Hockey Legend Wren Blair (signed)

Author Name: Blair, Wren, with Ron Brown and Jill Blair

Categories: Sports (hockey), Signed (all categories),

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Etobicoke, Quarry Heritage Books: 2002

ISBN Number: 1-55082-294-2

ISBN Number 13: 9781550822946

Binding: Stiff Card Wraps

Book Condition: Very Good to Fine

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Size: Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall

Seller ID: 016897

Keywords: NOISBN, Wren Blair, NHL, National Hockey League, Boston Bruins, Bobby Orr, Harry Sinden, Whitby Dunlops, Kingston Frontenacs, J.P. Parise, Lester Patrick, Toronto Maple Leafs, Minnesota North Stars, Cesare Maniago, Bill Goldsworthy, Clinton Comets, Sagina