Entries with the tag: colton orr
As you read it here on KK, Colton Orr has signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs, which makes sense since Leafs’ GM Brian Burke loves that kind of player.
What do you think this means for the New York Rangers? Who is going to step up and be their enforcer? Sure, Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Callahan can hit but I’m not sure Blueshirts’ head coach John Tortorella wants them fighting.
What do you think?
From Scotty Hockey:
Orr simply has to be re-signed by the Rangers. Sure John Tortorella doesn’t care for fourth lines, doesn’t care for fighters and wants to make the team faster. It doesn’t matter: Tortorella and the Rangers need Colton Orr.
It is no coincidence that the first time that Colton Orr was scratched all season long was the only one where a Ranger was seriously injured. As I said back then, had Orr remained in the lineup Donald Brashear would have had someone to worry about on the ice. Instead he had free reign to hit whomever he liked and he did, costing the Rangers their top defensive forward and penalty killer Blair Betts.
Colt missed eight games in ‘07-08 and the enforcer role had to be passed around; the results weren’t pretty. Remember Brandan Shanahan wrestling Steve Ott? Or Dubi holding on for dear life against Mike Komisarek? Horrifying.
Click here for more. What do you folks think? Should Orr be resigned? Is he more valuable than Aaron Voros?
According to Andy Strickland of HockeyBuzz - (yeah, I’m about to quote that site):
The Rangers and Nik Antropov are having some preliminary discussions as they would like to re-sign the 29 yr old sniper, but in reality there is very little the Rangers can do unless they move some bodies.
I’m told Antropov is seeking a 4-5 yr. deal worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $4-5 million per season.
Sources inform me that Antropov has cut ties with agent Don Meehan.
Click here for more. Obviously, this smart blogger knows where the information is coming from but it’s still worth a post since Nik Antropov was solid as a Blueshirt in his time here. However, if he is really looking for a 4-5 year deal at the pirce ($4-5 million per season), I can’t see him coming returning next season. What are your thoughts on that?
The same blog also points us to a story by Larry Brooks of The New York Post that says that enforcer Colton Orr will most likely not be returning to Broadway next season:
One very pissed off Rangers fan reporting that according to Larry Brooks of the NY Post today:
The Rangers, by the way, have made no effort to re-sign Colton Orr, who will have no trouble at all scoring a multi-year deal within hours of the opening of the market. We’re told Florida is keenly interested in the heavyweight.
What do you folks think of that?
Since I’m sure all you die hard New York Ranger fans know what happened last night and know what this team needs to do to be better on a consistent basis, I figured I’d forget about talking about last night’s debacle against the New Jersey Devils and instead post an interview I did with a Rangers Blogger: Scotty Hockey.
Scotty was kind of enough to take time during this holiday season to tell us how he fell in love with the game and the Rangers, how he got into writing/blogging about hockey, what the future of hockey blogging will bring and of course, his outlook on the Blueshirts.
Enjoy and remember to visit Scotty Hockey for thoughts and opinions on the Broadway Blueshirts.
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While they may have only dropped their last two games, the New York Rangers played like they were in the midst of a two-week slump in a 4-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators this afternoon.
They had no jump in their legs, didn’t get pucks to the net, had trouble getting the puck out of their own zone and looked generally disorganized for 60 minutes.
So my question is: What’s going on?