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by Paul on 01/05/12 at 02:43 PM ET
from the CP at TSN,
On a day the Toronto Maple Leafs general manager sent enforcer Colton Orr to the American Hockey League, he bemoaned the fact there doesn’t appear room for such players in today’s game.
Burke says he fears “the rats” are taking over the sport.
League disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan has been busy handling suspensions over the last week and Burke believes it’s largely a result of a lack of on-ice accountability.
a bit more
added 12:49pm, via Sportsnet,
The Toronto Maple Leafs general manager addressed the media on Thursday, one day after the team put Colton Orr on waivers. The diminishing role of enforcers in the league is something that concerns Burke and he feels players are no longer able to police themselves.
“If a player with the character of Colton Orr can’t contribute in this league, I don’t like where the game is going,” Burke told media.
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