Found January 27, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
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An editorialist in the Globe and Mail claims Colton Orr shouldn't be fighting anymore: Some say it should be Mr. Orr’s choice; after all, he is earning roughly $1-million a season. But each time he fights, he makes the fans complicit in the risks to his health. They can’t help but cheer, and by cheering, they become participants in what we may one day look back on as a tragedy. And then we will ask – why was he permitted, after all those fights and such a serious concussion, to continue playing? Why did no one intervene to protect him? Orr's response to the editorial wasn't surprising: “I don’t want to comment, I don’t have to go through this again,” Orr said after the morning skate. “I was (cleared by doctors), I’m confident and I feel fine.” Colton Orr deserves a lot of credit.  Despite missing virtually two full years of pro hockey because of lingering concussion problems, he managed to earn a spot in Toronto's lineup this season.  Maple Leafs ...
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