O'Reilly an original dirt dog

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As part of ESPNBoston.com's Hall of Fame series, we look at our favorite dirt dogs, the gritty, hard-working, overachievers Boston sports fans love.

Nobody epitomizes those ideals better than Terry O'Reilly, writes Joe McDonald.

O'Reilly's passion and relentless style of play has been passed on to every player who wears a Bruins sweater. O'Reilly's legacy resonates beyond the ice in Boston. Because he became a fabric of the sports landscape in New England, his attitude has rubbed off on other professional athletes in this city.

Click here to read Joe's column on O'Reilly and watch a video of our Hall of Fame panelists talking about their favorite dirt dogs.