Sport: The Icehouse Gang

Earlier this year, while the Boston Bruins were roaring toward an Eastern Division title in the National Hockey League, Star Defenseman Bobby Orr was asked to do a TV commercial. It would have shown him making a sloppy play because he hadn't eaten his Wheaties. His attorney, Alan Eagleson, disdainfully rejected the idea. "Bobby Orr," said Eagleson, "does not get paid to make mistakes."

Neither do his teammates. When regular-season play ended last week, the Bruins had not only won the division title easily, but had eclipsed no fewer than 35 N.H.L. records—itself a...

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