Nah. Orr sucked last year. He went down to the Marlies where Eakins helped him add something more to his game than throwing fists, and Randy told him this offseason what it would take to get back in the lineup and he went out and did it.
Having a kid in the offseason has probably motivated him somewhat as well.
Good for Colton.
This has nothing to do with Wilson.
Wilson never trusted Rosehill and Orr, he sat them on the bench and only sent them out to fight.
Carlyle not only trusts them, he rewards them for doing the dirty jobs, this is the difference in a good coach and a lousy one.
When one marginalizes a player, they won't succeed. When one invests trust in them and treats them with respect, you get a different Colton Orr this year. It has showed this year.
Grabo was fine tonight, but Komarov was the boss of the 2nd line tonight. He's a catalyst and a great Morrison pick. He's surprised me, this guy can play a very good defensive role that should take pressure off Kulemin.
With wingers as defensively responsible like Komarov and Kulemin, the game is easy.
lol. you can't believe anyone but Grabovski makes that line go? you can't. you do know a little about the game don't you?