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The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons always offers up a juicy Sunday notebook, but sometimes the best parts are one-liners. The thrusts of today's column involve the tiff between Jake Gardner and Randy Carlyle, Steve Yzerman's take on fighting and the Toronto Raptors' wooing of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, but these quips piqued my interest:
Welcome to the Edmonton Oilers, Dallas Eakins. That 4-2 lead ended up as a 5-4 defeat on opening night. Old Oilers habits don’t die easily ... There is a tension around the Philadelphia Flyers that belies the early schedule. When they lost their home opener to the Leafs in a game they had no business losing, there was a sense around their dressing room and management staff that there is already deep concern about this group.
The $10 million Phil Kessel will be paid next season is the highest single-season salary in Leafs history. The previous high: Mats Sundin at $9 million. Kessel’s salary-cap hit comes in at $8 million beginning next season ... For those who keep track of such important matters, Kessel will be paid $40,650 per period next season. If he plays all 82 games, that is ... The day after the frightening George Parros incident in Montreal, the NHL sent out a memo to teams asking them to de-emphasize fighting on their arena scoreboards. The tone of the memo: Let’s try and tone things down, people
George Parros did indeed hit the ice face-first while attempting to fight Colton Orr during the Canadiens-Leafs game, but Parros' status matters more than anthing else at present, and here's the Canadian Press's update:
Parros suffered a concussion early in the third period of the Montreal Canadiens' 4-3 home-opener loss to the rival Toronto Maple Leafs after slamming face first into the ice during a fight.
Parros was knocked unconscious after a tussle with Colton Orr -- their second fight of an unruly game -- brought him tumbling to the ice. He fell hard on his chin while attempting to punch Orr, who was tugging at Parros' jersey.
The hard-hitting Canadiens forward spent several minutes motionless on the ice, attended to by the teams' medical staffs, before being taken off on a stretcher. He was taken to the hospital where he was reportedly alert and conscious.
"You never want to see a guy get hurt like that," said Orr. "It was a scary situation. I just hope he's all right. It happened fast. I slipped and he came on top of me. The ice isn't going to give."
According to the Montreal Gazette's Pat Hickey, Parros will be kept in hospital overnight for evaluation.
from Mike Brophy of CBC,
Pushing the baby stroller with his lovely wife Sabrina through the swanky shopping district of Yorkville in downtown Toronto, Colton Orr looks to be the poster child for peace and contentment.
Baby Charlotte sleeps soundly as her parents enjoy a sunny afternoon stroll. Her father, meanwhile, seems a million miles removed from his job that puts him in harm's way daily.
Orr - talk about a hockey name! - has scraped and clawed his way back to the NHL. At one time he was one of the most feared fighters in the league. It looked as though his time had come and gone after the Toronto Maple Leafs demoted him to the Marlies of the American Hockey League.
Once seemingly invincible, Orr, like so many tough guys, had become the victim of a concussion. He'll joke that he has had just one, but you know that's not the truth. Still, he was determined to keep playing, even though many in the Maple Leafs organization cringed every time he dropped his gloves.
Yep, just watch Patrick Kaleta against Coton Orr and also in the same video, Frazer McLaren takes on John Scott.
See the penalties given out below...
Two versions of the fight, first the Leafs broadcast followed by the Sabres broadcast below...
The Leafs held a fan night tonight…
Logan Couture the recipient of the hit did not return and there is no update this morning.
Will the NHL look at this hit?
added 9:26am, via Nick Kypreos tweet,
The #NHL will not discipline #Leafs Colton Orr for kneeing #Sharks Logan Couture. They concluded Orr established position prior to contact.
Zack Stortini and Colton Orr last night and check out the one linesman who seemed to want to break up the fight a couple of times.
Probably one of the better fights of the year.
Goalie interference on Colton Orr?
Phil Kessel scored late, Leafs win 3-1.
Deryk Engelland of the Penguins with a right hand that knocks Colton Orr of the Leafs down to the ice.
I don’t believe Orr played again after the punch.
from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,
When Matt Carkner saw Colton Orr flash triple fingers to the Scotiabank crowd, he knew his Maple Leafs pugilist partner wasn’t signifying three wins for Toronto over the Senators in the Battle of Ontario.
Orr was trying to claim the victory in the third of four fights in as many games between them, though Carkner took exception to the signal as showboating.
“He was probably celebrating because he had three shifts in the game or something,” Carkner retorted.
continued and watch the fight below…
Don Cherry thinks so.
Watch the fight, then Cherry’s comments follow.
from James Gordon of Hockey Capital,
Scary moment for Ottawa Senators fans tonight after defenceman Matt Carkner was dropped by Toronto’s Colton Orr in a first period fight. The big defenceman made it back to his feet, but definitely looked woozy as the referees and trainers surrounded him and forced him into the dressing room to make sure he was fine.
Tough one to call, but with Colton Orr involved, questions will be asked.
Orr received 2 minutes for interference on the call plus five for fighting with Shaone Morrisonn. You can see the penalty log below…
Colton Orr vs Matt Carkner last night.
Colton Orr & George Parros battled last night and Orr basically ‘tells’ the linesman, don’t break us up yet.
I was watching the Ducks TV feed of the game and they pointed out the officials didn’t make a big deal of the push from Colton Orr.
According to Bob McKenzie on TSN, Colton Orr signs a 4-year deal with Toronto, $4 million deal in total.
Update 1:16pm: TSN link.
Update 1:23pm: From Tim Wharnsby at the Globe & Mail—
A 27-year-old native of Winnipeg, Orr fought 18 times with the New York Rangers last season. Toronto general manager Brian Burke has made it crystal clear that he wanted to upgrade the Maple Leafs in the toughness department.
Larry Brooks of the NY Post on the penalty call against Orr last night…
They overcame an obscene display of officiating from a four-man unit that had no control of the match at all, and simply invented a major penalty against Colton Orr midway through the second period when he caught Matt Cullen carrying the puck with his head down cutting from right to left in the offensive zone and sent him to the ice face-first in a collision that could not be avoided.
In case you missed the video on KK, you can see it here...
added 10:15am, via the News & Observer,
“It was scary,” Stillman said. “First I’m playing the puck, and then I see him laying there. I was just asking if he was OK. He was talking by the time I got there. Just, ‘Stay there, are you OK?’ and ‘No, I don’t feel good.’ “
Cullen, who was unavailable for comment after the game, suffered a broken nose and was being examined for a possible concussion.
“It’s hard to say,” Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette said. “A mild one, maybe. I’m not sure.”
via Sports Network,
Carolina Hurricanes center Matt Cullen left Wednesday’s contest against the New York Rangers in the second period after an open-ice hit by Colton Orr.
Cullen quickly carried the puck into New York’s zone and with his head down after losing possession of the disc, was recklessly ran into by Orr with his helmet smacking him in the face.
Cullen, who had a cut on his nose, stayed down on the ice for several minutes before being helped to his skates and was eventually escorted to the locker room.
Orr was penalized for interference on the play and was handed a game misconduct.
update 10:46pm, Swapped out the video for one that shows more angles of the hit.
added 6:20pm on 12/27/07, KK member just pointed out in the comments that there will be no suspension for Orr.