BOBBY CLARKE by Edward F. & Richard B. Lyttle Dolan


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A completely unselfish guy. . . as solid a player as you'll ever find. . . He can check He can pass. He can shoot. . . . A star, a captain, and a team player . . . a modest, generous man."" That's the man from Flin Flon, a Manitoba gold mining town where Bobby cut and finally quit school to play hockey. Called an average skater by his Tom Thumb League coach and later passed over in the drafts because of his diabetes, Clarke went on to lead Team Canada to narrow victory in theft 1972 series with the Soviets, and then to win the Stanley Cup for the Philadelphia Flyers two years running. Some credit the victories to Bobby's rough playing as well as his skills--knocking key opponents out of games or series-but now, says Bobby, ""I think hockey can be a lot better when you let the talented players perform without fear of getting worked over."" Which is just the PR quote with which to end a Dolan and Lyttle bio.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1978
Publisher: Doubleday