A young Bobby Orr, wearing #27 you will note, listens to the advice of coach Harry Sinden.
Orr wore #27 in his first NHL training camp in 1966, and changed to his familiar #4 once the season started. This would mean this pre-season game against the Rangers was one of the earliest tastes of NHL action for Bobby Orr.
Sinden, too, was a rookie in this photo, just embarking on what would prove to be a very long NHL career as a coach and later manager.
I can't help but think how lucky we were to have Sinden coaching Boston at the same time Orr arrived. So many coaches would have tried to break a young stallion like Orr, who played a very different game than everyone else. They would have tried to make him conform. But Sinden knew he had something special in Orr. And he also knew to maximize Orr's potential, he had to let Orr run free. He had to let Orr play the game, like all the great players play the game, by instinct.
Thank you Bobby Orr, but also thank you, Harry Sinden.