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02-28-2013, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Guy Boucher View Post
Number 1 is the only reason he's on the line.

Orr gives Kadri less space since defenders just forget about Orr and increase their focus on Kadri.

Additionally, given the injury to Frattin, Brown would be a better option than Orr since he can actually keep up with the play.

It is a reward for Orr playing well on the 4th line - but it's not working. Kadri's line would always be buzzing and now they have trouble sustaining pressure. Kadri is still producing but in spite of Orr not because of him.
I think it is more #2. Take liberties with Kadri and you will pay. Carlyle is protecting his prodigy and sending a message simultaneously.

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