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01-18-2013, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveV View Post
I wouldn't dispute that, but NOW you need seviceable tough guys that can actually play. The traditional goon, which Orr is, is no longer a necessary piece. You need toughness that can play, like Boston. Orr is a relic and his fights with other goons do nothing for the team or the outcome.
Gotta agree with this. I understand the need for fighting, and I understand how important morale is on the ice. But the game has shifted - you can be a guy that fights for your team AND be able to play hockey. Guys like Campbell, Thornton, Prust, Neil, etc.

I'll give Orr a pass for now because I want to see these improvements he's made but my hopes aren't too high.

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