I agree with the above posters, Orr fills a valuable need and is affordable, or should be even with senile Uncle Glen writing the checks. Orr should stay. He's made himself a decent hockey player, certainly warranting 4th line minutes.
Alot of sense above on Antro as well. Agreed that we can't afford to overpay, and he doesn't warrant it. Methinks much of his effort in NY was to justify a new contract. Who's to say he doesn't go back to his inconsistent Toronto ways once he gets it. $3.25mm per tops for him.
Why on earth would we let Orr leave? We have one of the best young enforcers in the league who can actually take a regular shift and be defensively responsible. Plus he isn't an idiot. He knows when to fight and when not too. He always puts the team first. He doesn't take dumb penalties. What else could you ask for from your tough guy? Huge mistake if we let Orr leave. I can't imagine that he is asking for an astronomical amount of money.
Because AS i warned you all the day Torts was hired he is a fraud and doesn't want toughness. He thinks he can win with team toughness and not carry a fighter. Well with that said Dubi is tough Avery is tough but with Brashear Godard Cote Wrecker and others all in the division he is a jerk if he thinks they will handle the work load Torts sucks
I cant believe so many people are so distraut about Orr being done. Do I like him, absolutely, he bleed a lot of blue during his tenure here, but come on. He is a top 5 fighter in the NHL, isnt a very strong skater, has ZERO offensive ability, and rock hands. I'm sure he is a great guy, but a very very expendable great guy. People are worried that now were gonna get run over by the likes of Brashear and company, and I call BS. Tell me who does Detroit have as their go-to fighter? The "enforcer" role in the new NHL is diminishing, end of story. If you can't keep up in todays game then your useless. Its all about speed and skill. Im not saying I agree with what the NHL has become, but those are the facts. Id much rather slot a guy that has a little ability to put some pucks in and skate with other teams, then have an enforcer who really provides nothing other than his fists.