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    Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:10 pm

    http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/article/1110370--maple-leafs-waive-colton-orr

    For a mil we should pick him up and have him clean jockstraps......
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    Re: Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by PTFlea on Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:11 pm

    22 games away from his pension too.
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    Re: Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by Ev on Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:12 pm

    SpezDispenser wrote:22 games away from his pension too.

    So Spez D, should Ottawa bite?
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    Re: Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by PTFlea on Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:25 pm

    Big Ev wrote:
    SpezDispenser wrote:22 games away from his pension too.

    So Spez D, should Ottawa bite?

    Even I have some standards...
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    Re: Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by TheAvatar on Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:54 pm

    SpezDispenser wrote:
    Big Ev wrote:
    SpezDispenser wrote:22 games away from his pension too.

    So Spez D, should Ottawa bite?

    Even I have some standards...

    I have been feeling like crap all day but I gotta admit, this drew a smile Smile
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    Re: Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by wprager on Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:32 pm

    Wow, 22 games -- that's probably less than an hour's worth of ice time -- away from a $360M pension. He'd definitely play for league minimum. Trouble is, that may still be too much.


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    Re: Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by dennycrane on Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:38 pm

    I hear Section 228 needs someone to sell popcorn.
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    Re: Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by spader on Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:00 pm

    SpezDispenser wrote:
    Big Ev wrote:
    SpezDispenser wrote:22 games away from his pension too.

    So Spez D, should Ottawa bite?

    Even I have some standards...
    Laugh1 Ya, I'm with TA. That was pretty funny.
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    Re: Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by shabbs on Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:07 pm

    How is this thread worthy?
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    Re: Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by wprager on Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:13 pm

    Frankly, I think it's extremely sad that he might miss out on his pension. He did what he was asked -- played with truculence. I don't know, maybe pension eligibility should count games missed on IR? Guys like Orr aren't usually known for their longevity, especially with what they put their bodies through. Like it or not, there is only one reason that the NHL has not gotten rid of fighting -- it sells.


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    Re: Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by shabbs on Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:22 pm

    I think Burke is doing this to give him a chance to get picked up by another team and play somewhere else. He was not playing for the Leafs at all. Maybe Burke knows he'll get claimed.
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    Re: Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by wprager on Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:36 pm

    shabbs wrote:I think Burke is doing this to give him a chance to get picked up by another team and play somewhere else. He was not playing for the Leafs at all. Maybe Burke knows he'll get claimed.

    Hmm, perhaps. Like Murray not giving Bass a contract?


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    Re: Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:18 pm

    What of the truculence?
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    Re: Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by tim1_2 on Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:20 am

    That would suck for a guy like Orr, who has taken on the league's heavyweights consistently, to not wind up with his pension.

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    Re: Leafs waive Colton Orr

    Post by NEELY on Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:08 am

    Can't stand Orr as a player because he's awful but 22 games from his NHL pension is basically a crime. For his sake I hope he somehow finds a way to get into 22 more games over the next few years... strictly from a human being stand point. Can't imagine the guy can even count on one hand so he probably needs it.

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