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03-24-2013, 12:43 PM
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Seeing him get fed like that is a statement about the level that Orr's reached right now. He's getting into the conversation with some of the all-time heavies.
You sure posted this at a funny time, he's a year removed from the AHL after a tough injury. He was a lot closer to where you pegged him before that incident, a couple years ago. With McLaren now, he doesn't have to shoulder the load thankfully for him. He doesn't have to be the best when you have the best combo in the league.

His card this year has notable wins against Scott, Parros and now Thornton, notable losses against Westgarth and Neil.

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Holy Huggy Bear Thornton

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03-24-2013, 04:19 PM
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You sure posted this at a funny time, he's a year removed from the AHL after a tough injury. He was a lot closer to where you pegged him before that incident, a couple years ago. With McLaren now, he doesn't have to shoulder the load thankfully for him. He doesn't have to be the best when you have the best combo in the league.

His card this year has notable wins against Scott, Parros and now Thornton, notable losses against Westgarth and Neil.
First of all every fighter loses, orr has 9 fights he is bound to lose one or two of them. But those losses you are talking about he mabye gets beat because neil and westgarth landed 1 or two more then orr did, but he didnt get beat down. To be honast that westgarth fight is a borderline draw. Orr beats people down and i bet if orr faught neil and westgarth 10 times, orr would win the majority of them.

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Thornton is a damn good fighter and a respectable one too.

Seeing him get fed like that is a statement about the level that Orr's reached right now. He's getting into the conversation with some of the all-time heavies.
Thornton hasn't been the same fighter since Scott concussed him earlier this season.
I was actually impressed with how much he hung in there vs. Orr.

No doubt Orr is a top Heavy but this fight should have no bearing on his status.

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03-24-2013, 06:45 PM
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Easy win for Orr. Typical fight for Thornton , hold on and hope for the best...

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Losing to John Scott is the only "beating" he has taken.
Orr fought Scott once this year and dropped him with a body shot.

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Orr fought Scott once this year and dropped him with a body shot.
Pretty sure he was talking about Thorton taking a beating by Scott. Orr however, did destroy Scott.

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Holy Huggy Bear Thornton
Somebody clearly doesn't know what they are talking about.

And to whoever said Thornton hasn't been the same since the Scott fight...you're wrong and clearly haven't been watching him.

Anyway, edge to Orr. Good tilt

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03-25-2013, 08:51 PM
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Orr with the big W, Thornton couldn't even hang with him. I don't think Orr has lost a fight, or more than one for that matter, all season.
He lost to Chris Neil

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Easy win for Orr. Typical fight for Thornton , hold on and hope for the best...
What the...

Thornton is one of the best tactical fighters out there. He fights with strategy so he doesn't get his ass handed to him.

Orr won this but it was a very good fight.

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03-26-2013, 09:30 AM
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He doesn't have to be the best when you have the best combo in the league.
He might not "have" to be, but that doesn't mean he isn't. Having Kocur around didn't make Probert less fearsome.

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03-26-2013, 09:55 AM
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Looked like Thornton tried to keep him close. Seeing as Orr has a clear reach advantage and throws bombs, I think Thornton's strategy was to keep him tight to avoid a slugfest.
Cause lets face it, not many will beat Orr in an all out punch-to-the-face contest.

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Easy W for Orr. Pummelled him.

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He lost to Chris Neil
Aye and because Neil was the only one successful at keeping Orr close. Thornton tried here, didn't work.

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His card this year has notable wins against Scott, Parros and now Thornton, notable losses against Westgarth and Neil.
I didn't remember the Westgarth vs Orr fight so I looked it up. Honestly, is their a bigger homer at calling a fight than the Leafs TV/SN guy? He pretty much only calls what the Leaf does and not the other player.

He was saying about Orr throwing rights without even saying that Westgarth was throwing more rights and connecting with all of them. And then the Scott vs McLaren fight I don't think I need to explain.

Anyways, good chance we see Kassian go with McLaren this Saturday. Should be a good tilt.

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Orr fought Scott once this year and dropped him with a body shot.
Was talking about Thornton who's only loss this year is too Scott

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Thornton is one of the best tactical fighters out there. He fights with strategy so he doesn't get his ass handed to him.

Orr won this but it was a very good fight.
In other words "safe", it's your opinion on what style you prefer. I'd rather a loose cannon that's all offence like Orr who's stands up and throws. Let the best man win. Win or lose , I respect that more than a "tactical" fighter. The entire point to fighting is to generate momentum and to spark your team , hugging dosn't really do it if you ask me.

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Isn't that the reason why Orr is one really good punch away from his brains being scrambled?

Nothing dishonorable about playing defense

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Isn't that the reason why Orr is one really good punch away from his brains being scrambled?

Nothing dishonorable about playing defense
That may be but at least Orr's fights are entertaining. He's an old school fighter that sparks his team. Swings for the fences and let the guy with a better chin win. Never said anything about hugging being dishonorable. What I said is , In my opinion I respect a fighter like Orr more than a "tactical" fighter. An opinion can't be wrong.

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I'm pretty happy with what Shawn has brought to the Bruins. He fights everyone and has sparked his team plenty. Played in the finals after Horton got hurt and was very effective in a spot where most tough guys are watching from the press box.

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Isn't that the reason why Orr is one really good punch away from his brains being scrambled?

Nothing dishonorable about playing defense
Orr is a tough SOB. If one shot was the end of him, then he wouldn't be playing after the Parros hit.

The "one really good punch away" applies to just about any player who fights.

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In other words "safe", it's your opinion on what style you prefer. I'd rather a loose cannon that's all offence like Orr who's stands up and throws. Let the best man win. Win or lose , I respect that more than a "tactical" fighter. The entire point to fighting is to generate momentum and to spark your team , hugging dosn't really do it if you ask me.
I wouldn't call Thornton a particularly safe fighter. He will fight anyone and will generally stand in and take a few shots if it means he gets to land a few more; he's calculated and "tactical" in that way. Therefore, he's also not stupid enough to stand there and exchange haymakers with the likes of Orr, knowing it could easily lead to getting KTFO.

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Isn't that the reason why Orr is one really good punch away from his brains being scrambled?

Nothing dishonorable about playing defense
lol if you watch orrs fights this year hes taking more then one really good punch, guys just got a great chin

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I didn't remember the Westgarth vs Orr fight so I looked it up. Honestly, is their a bigger homer at calling a fight than the Leafs TV/SN guy? He pretty much only calls what the Leaf does and not the other player.

He was saying about Orr throwing rights without even saying that Westgarth was throwing more rights and connecting with all of them. And then the Scott vs McLaren fight I don't think I need to explain.

Anyways, good chance we see Kassian go with McLaren this Saturday. Should be a good tilt.
LOL really? Jack Edwards? half the guys around? I'm assuming you're talking about Joe Bowen, who I'm sure throws back some of grandpas old cough syrup before and during every game.

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I didn't remember the Westgarth vs Orr fight so I looked it up. Honestly, is their a bigger homer at calling a fight than the Leafs TV/SN guy? He pretty much only calls what the Leaf does and not the other player.

He was saying about Orr throwing rights without even saying that Westgarth was throwing more rights and connecting with all of them. And then the Scott vs McLaren fight I don't think I need to explain.

Anyways, good chance we see Kassian go with McLaren this Saturday. Should be a good tilt.
Keep it up bud. Your guys are no better Dean Brown and Denis Potvin? LOL!

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