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The Toronto Maple Leafs put tough guy right-winger Colton Orr on waivers today. If he clears he will be sent to the Maple Leafs farm team which is also happens to be in Toronto. In 5 games this year, Orr has 1 goal, 0 assists and 5 PIM. It’s probably a safe bet to say that unless Toronto starts getting the piss knocked out of them physically, Orr will spend the rest of the year on the farm. That is unless anyone claims him. Here’s hoping Vancouver at least tries.
I have a sneaking suspicion that it won’t happen. Of course by that I mean I know it won’t happen. The Canucks management is obviously happy with the make up of the team, and why wouldn’t they be? They’re second in the league behind the Rangers and Blackhawks, (who are tied for first with 52 points each) they hold the top spot on the power play and are seventh on the PK. They’re also first in (overall) in goals for, eight in goals allowed. So why is there a need for change? There’s a need for change because the Canucks are getting tossed around again in between whistles and during scrums. I’m not a fan of the turn the other cheek mentality. If someone goes at the star players they should be held accountable for it. They shouldn’t have guys who are on the top line or top pairing d-men come to the rescue. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice, but it would be nice to have a guy come out there and let the other team know, “Ok, time to stop, shit is going to hit the fan if it doesn’t”.
I’m not saying Colton Orr will come out and score 10 goals, fight 10 guys and scare the piss out of the other team. I’m just saying that having someone like Orr come out and put the fear of god into guys for 3-5 minutes a night isn’t the worst idea in the world, especially at the $500,000 mark. You’re gaining a player for free, why not try? If it doesn’t work you can always do what the Leafs have done and send him right back to the farm. Orr is a good gamble to take. He’ll stick up for his team mates, make big hits and make sure that if another team wants to man handle the talent on the team, there will be a bell to answer.
That’s just my opinion. Take it for what it’s worth.
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