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02-10-2013, 09:10 AM
Psycho Papa Joe
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Originally Posted by swimmer77 View Post
Shamefully, as I am a Habs' fan, Orr did everything he could not to hurt someone despite others being the aggressors. LOL Orr just gently body slammed Gionta and then punched Bourque after Bourque ripped off Orr's helmet and took a swipe at him too. Although it's hard to tell the intentions of Bourque's swipe. Watching the whole vid with Gionta is not only more revealing but also funnier.
I think Bourque was just trying to get Orr off Gionta. Since Orr threw his gloves down, Bourque was just trying to save his captain's life. I actually feel sorry for Bourque. He took one for his captain.

I don't blame Orr for the punch on Bourque, since he didn't know the intentions of the player grabbing him from behind in that situation, but there was really no need to throw his gloves and engage Gionta. I could see some of the other heavies in the NHL giving him a pretty good ribbing on that one.

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