Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Video: Colton Orr Pummels Zack Stortini

If anyone wondered why fans in New York still miss Colton Orr since he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight would be a great example of the reason.  Orr is not the most skilled hockey player, though he is not paid to be.  He is not even the best fighter but what Colton Orr is first and foremost is an excellent teammate and tonight when Zack Stortini of the Edmonton Oilers took a two minute penalty for kneeing Mikhail Grabovski early in the second period you knew it would not go unanswered with Colton Orr in the lineup.  The answer would come 12:19 into the second period as Orr after talking with Stortini and MacIntyre before the faceoff would eventually drop them with Stortini and by the time it was over Stortini looked like a version of Catcus Jack with the blood on his face and the smile to boot.  There is still a role for "goons" or "enforcers" in this game but it only works if they are willing to take on the role of protecting there teammates and sadly some of them just are not.  New York misses you Colton if only the two guys signed to replace you understood the role the way you do.

BTW the commentary on the fight is great as well between the boxing and MMA references.