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Robinson for the Defense [Hardcover]

Larry Robinson


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October 1988 0075495023 978-0075495024 0
Larry Robinson was born on June 2, 1951, in the small agricultural community of Winchester, Ontario (30 kilometers south of Ottawa) to Les and Isabel Robinson. Little could his parents know that their progeny would become one of the best defensemen to ever play the game of hockey. During his youth he played as many sports as he possibly could - this would help immensely as he grew taller than most during his teenage years, allowing him to remain agile. It was apparently at this time he obtained the nickname Big Bird, which would stick with him throughout the rest of his life. Robinson was a Chicago Blackhawks fan, even though most in the area were Habs fans. "The reason I didn't like the Montreal Canadiens was because they won all the time", mentioned Robinson in one interview. He wanted to play for the Ottawa 67s minor league team, however he ended up playing in Brockville first, for coach Barry Fraser. The team only had two defensemen at the time so Fraser asked Robinson if he would switch from forward, his normal position, to defense. It would prove to be a wise decision to accept.

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  • Hardcover: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd (October 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0075495023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0075495024
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,018,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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