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02-28-2013, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Mess View Post
Orr is on Kadri's line for multiple reasons.

1) He is being rewarded by his coach for his effort and received a promotion from the 4th to the 3rd line joining Kadri, because of that.

2) Kadri is Leafs leading scorer and the teams youngest player and other teams are going to start taking runs and liberties attempting to intimidate him to reduce his effectiveness. Orr as a security guard provides protection against that while riding shotgun. Allowing Kadri the freedom to be creative and focus on the game, while developing rather than the opponents attention against him.

3) Frattin who is Kadri's usual line-mate was/is injured and Orr is simply a temporary fill-in and will replaced on that line when Matty returns.
Excellent post. The Leafs' tough guys allow their skilled players to play 'bigger' and 'better' than they otherwise would. Carlyle is a smart coach, who will keep toughness in the line-up. He understands its importance to the success of a hockey team, much like you do poster, and other posters here do not.

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