Jared Boll or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Goon

The discussion seems to come up every year. When is fighting going to go the way of the dinosaurs and become extinct? Most recently it has come up in a couple of prominent hockey circles. The first being on NBCSN and Mike Milbury, (he of the famous shoe beating incident) Milbury has stated his new found disdain for fighting and has stated it loudly. He has gotten into a verbal tussle...
Via BS Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Carlyle Can’t Win

from Cathal Kelly of the Globe and Mail, Though Carlyle is not really his guy, Nonis knows he’s the next man on the plank if the coach gets the sack. No one in this organization wants Carlyle to thrive more. The new wonks in assistant GM roles have begun to assert themselves, after the early clipping of enforcers Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren. It’d suit them in the...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs re-assign William Nylander, place Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren on waivers

The Toronto Maple Leafs have apparently decided that hotshot rookie William Nylander should marinate further before making his NHL debut, and are also significantly overhauling their approach to the fourth line this season. With Toronto's twin enforcers and Randy Carlyle favorites Frazer McLaren and Colton Orr on waivers, while 5-foot-9 speedster Brandon Kozun makes the team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Do The Leafs Have Enough Team Toughness?

from Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun, Try out this scenario: The Leafs have banished fighters Frazer McLaren and Colton Orr and are embroiled in a match where they lead by a goal or two. The opposing coach sends out his tough guys in an effort to physically manhandle one of the Leafs’ skilled guys (like a Phil Kessel) or spark a fight to give his team a boost, which still...
Via Kukla's Korner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Colton Orr turns heads at Maple Leafs training camp

Colton Orr, who came to camp in a long-odds race for a starting job at wing, departed the first day of Maple Leaf camp in contention for the scrimmage points lead. Doing his share of the set-up work for linemate Daniel Winnik, Orr had a goal and assist in his team’s 4-0 win. He’s not forgotten his main role, either, as he got in a hacking match with big German defenceman Korbinian...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs’ four untouchables may surprise you

As mentioned earlier, the Maple Leafs are rumored to be shopping major players (and a majorly expensive player) to the Panthers for the first overall pick. That isn’t all that GM Dave Nonis is reportedly considering. As a follow-up to that terrible trade rumor (Phaneuf, Kadri, and the Leafs’ eighth overall pick to Florida for the first overall pick and Ed Jovanovski), it seems...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss


Nothing shakes the nation like a Toronto sneeze. The Maple Leafs fired all of their assistant coaches today, don't bother looking them up you've never heard of them. The club also announced Randy Carlyle has been extended, meaning another administration that values Colton Orr over Jake Gardiner. I think we're a house divided as hockey fans these days. If I say "...
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fourth liner's Carter Ashton, Colton Orr, day-to-day

The Toronto Maple Leafs may be without a few key components for their goon-ish fourth line when they return to action tonight against the New York Islanders.Both Colton Orr and Carter Ashton are considered day-to-day with injuries, and aren't expected to suit up in the Leaf's first game back - and potentially putting both players on the shelf longer - according to the Toronto...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Videos- Dallas Up Big On Toronto, Stuff Happens

First Colton Orr with a hit on Cody Eakin...  Orr received a 10 minute misconduct.   Then about ten minutes of clock-time later, Nazem Kadri and Antoine Rousssel get into it... Continue reading "Videos- Dallas Up Big On Toronto, Stuff Happens"
Via Kukla's Korner
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

Are you ready for an awesome installment of Hockey Fights of the Week? Of course you are. We usually try to promote each article as being better than the one preceding it, but this time we're delivering an incredible batch of fights. Two of these may be in the discussion for fight of the year.  Get ready - this is a good one.  5. Adam McQuaid (BOS) vs Kyle Clifford (LA...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Colton Orr and John Erskine square off in epic heavyweight fight

Late in the 2nd period of a 1-1 game, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Colton Orr and Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine decided to settle a score. Orr and Erskine squared off in this heavyweight tilt and showed no regard for their own safety, throwing haymaker after haymaker. Orr ended up going down after taking a heavy shot from Erskine and the Caps went on to win 3-2. [HockeyFights...
Via Diehardsport
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Defenseman John Erskine Accidentally Punches Linesman in Chin; Drops Colton Orr in Spirited Fight (GIFs)

Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine was going to fight regardless of who got in his way on Friday night. Erskine was a man on a mission, wanting to drop the gloves first with Toronto Maple Leafs star Dion Phaneuf, but a linesman had other ideas early in the second period. The unlucky man in black and white attempted to break things up, but as he skated in between the pair...
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada prime minister weighs in on hockey violence

Stephen Harper dropped his prime ministerial gloves to discuss violence in hockey. He says the game today is a lot less rough than it was many years ago. ''We all have to realize is that this debate is as old as the game itself,'' the Canadian prime minister said. Harper has a book coming out next month on the early history of professional hockey. His unsolicited...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Players Should Say Yes Or No To Fighting

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, George Parros’s opening-night concussion, sustained in a scrap with ex-Bruin Colton Orr, is stirring the pot about the future of fighting. Respected general managers Ray Shero, Steve Yzerman, and Jim Rutherford expressed their reservations about fighting to TSN after Parros’s injury. But the players are the men bashing their...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Brooks: NHL, NHLPA need to ax fighting

You might expect that the New York Post's Larry Brooks would have a strong reaction to the George Parros-Colton Orr scrap which yielded Parros exiting the game on a stretcher with a concussion, and Brooks does indeed offer suggestions that the NHL and NHLPA need to embrace Jacques Plante-style, "Just because everybody else did it, doesn't mean that I have to put my face...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Canadiens Home Opener Defined by Parros Injury

Tuesday night’s game in Montreal between the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs marked the 15th time the two teams have opened an NHL season against each other. The Leafs now hold a 10-5 record after winning the season opener 4-3. The night started off with what’s now becoming a traditional passing of the torch between current and past players. A loud ovation came from the fans at...
Via The Farm Club
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Why the NHL should ban fighting

The ongoing debate of whether or not to ban fighting in the NHL was rekindled Tuesday night when Montreal Canadiens enforcer, George Parros, hit the ice face first and suffered a concussion in the middle of a fight with Toronto’s Colton Orr. Thankfully, Parros should be fine, but it was another example of why the fighting debate should continue among the NHL and its players. Fighting...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Has No Plans To Change Fighting Rules

from Erika Tucker of GlobalNews, The sight of Montreal Canadiens enforcer George Parros hitting the ice during a fight with Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Colton Orr Tuesday night has rallied both supporters of fighting in the National Hockey League, and its detractors. But the NHL says Parros’ injury won’t lead to the removal of fisticuffs from the game. “At the...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Poll: What should the NHL do about fighting?

In the wake of the incident between George Parros and Colton Orr last night, there has been a lot of talk regarding fighting and its role in today’s NHL. Some people want harsher penalties, some want it banned entirely, and some people are just fine with things the way that they are. Let us know how you feel in the poll below.
Via Flyers Faithful
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Hockey: Anti-Fighting Cabal uses Parros Incident to Push Agenda

Last night, newly acquired Habs tough guy George Parros while fighting fellow Leafs Pugilist Colton Orr, slipped and fell awkwardly on to the ice, landing on his chin.  The violent fall knocked the Habs tough guy out. Fortunately, Parros wasn’t seriously injured and this is the tweet that George put on twitter account this morning.  Thanks for all the well wishes everyone...
Via Goon's World
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

George Parros Sustains Concussion, Thanks Supporters for ‘Well Wishes’ After Nasty Face-First Fall Onto Ice (Video)

MONTREAL — Canadiens enforcer George Parros sustained a concussion early in the third period of Montreal’s 4-3 home-opening loss to Toronto after slamming face-first into the ice during a fight with Maple Leafs forward Colton Orr. The hard-hitting Parros spent several minutes motionless on the ice, attended to by both teams’ medical staffs, before being removed on a stretcher...
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

About last night: Offense ruled the NHL

OK, so what did we learn from the first night of NHL hockey? Let’s go down the list:Fighting is dangerous. The ice surface is hard. Canadiens enforcer George Parros got tangled up with Maple Leafs ruffian Colton Orr. When Orr pulled him down, Parros landed face first on the ice and suffered a concussion. The bellowing of the anti-fighting crowd commenced.The Capitals will be a...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

George Parros injured after falling face-first onto ice during fight (VIDEO)

Montreal Canadiens enforcer George Parros was taken off of the ice on a stretcher after falling on his face while fighting Colton Orr of the Toronto Maple Leafs. While falling, Orr held onto Parros, who had his arms wrapped up and had no way to protect himself as his face collided with the ice. The Canadiens announced after the game that Parros suffered a concussion and...
Via The Other Paper
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Opening night marred by serious injury to Habs' Parros

Toughness is innate to hockey its culture its lore but no one is immune to regular human emotion. So when Montreal Canadiens enforcer George Parros clattered face first to the ice during a fight with Toronto Maple Leafs tough guy Colton Orr it was a traumatic experience even for men who play the sport at its highest level. One Hab privately said the impact was the most sickening...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Parros slams face, is hospitalized

A scary sight unfolded late in the first game of the NHL season Tuesday night, as Canadiens enforcer George Parros slammed his face on the ice after stumbling over Maple Leafs tough guy Colton Orr during a fight late in the game at Montreal. After lying motionless on the ice for a few a moments, Parros turned over, blood visible on his face and the ice. He was put on a stretcher...
Via Fox Sports
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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