He did have two shots on goal, he did have a few hits, he back checked, and skated better than I expected. He took a dumb penalty, helped along by the Cap player, but I still wouldn't scratch a regular Ranger to let him play.
Hollweg really needs to get back into the lineup (as soon as he's healthy). He really provides needed energy and does it with limited ice time. I didn't see any spark in Orr's play and without it, there is very little reason to have him in the lineup. As it stands, I would be upset if Orr got a chance over any of the players currently in the lineup.
He's not as quick or as fast as Hollweg nor is he that skilled in handling the puck. Ryan is the better player. He didn't play bad but his linemates Moore especially were amongst a handful (Prucha among them) that showed up.
I'm not sure why anyone would want to use last night's game as THE test for Orr. With the exception of 2 or 3 guys, the entire team was flat, we stunk up the MCI center with our play.
Orr hit everyone he could, had a few shots on goal, and generally did not look like a liability out there. Took one penalty on a lame call by the refs, and was trying to get into a fight to fire us up but couldn't find anyone to dance (Witt = ). He may not have been able to keep up with the speedier Moore and Orts, that's my only gripe.
And why is it assumed Hollweg would have changed the entire game with his presence? I love the guy and all, love his physical play. But seriously, stop kidding yourselves, we sucked and the Caps were great, Hollweg could not have changed that.
Unless his skating improves drastically, he will never be more than a 4th liner. To me, he is someone that while Rucinsky is hurt, you can bench Hossa for if going against a team like the Isles or Philly.
He did not hurt the team. Score would not have been different if it were him or Hollweg had played. But Hollweg's presence was noticeably missing.