I don’t want to spend too much time doing a post mortem on the Leafs 4-2 loss in Montreal last night. (Tom Petty’s ‘free falling’ comes to mind.) However, I just wanted to briefly touch on the fight between Colton Orr and George Parros.
Whether or not you’re a proponent of fighting in hockey, you were likely as nervous as me when Orr and Parros started going at it. And yet, it was still one heck of a ding-dong! (Did I really just write that?!?!)
I actually tweeted at the time that I thought Orr held back slightly and who could blame him? This was backed up when I re-watched the fight and, as the commentator said, the Leafs winger did everything possible to stop Parros’ head from hitting the ice when they both fell.
I’m not here to say whether I think fighting in hockey should be banned or not. However, if Orr’s conduct during last night’s bout becomes a more common theme amongst players, how much of an influence could this have moving forward?
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