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01-18-2013, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Rinzler View Post
Teams that get dominated physically usually end up losing more often than winning. Orr balances the playing field. It doesn't mean we'll have more wins vs Boston, they are still a much better team overall than the Leafs, but at least we can compete with them on a physical level now which gives us a better chance. Brown, Orr and Komarov will all need to be on the ice during those games.
Point well taken, but, with respect, I think we'll need a lot more than Orr to balance the playing field on the physicality front. However, if he's improved some of the other dimensions of his game, especially if he is now quick enough to effectively hit, forecheck, backcheck, dig for the puck, etc., then it's a great start.

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