From Beauchemin to Stalberg, we're taking a look at and grading (please read the criteria below) the 2009-10 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Maple Leafs for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2010-11. That means only guys that are still property of the Maple Leafs. We're doing this in concert with Maple Leafs Hot Stove. Next up, Colton Orr.
#28 / Right Wing / Toronto Maple Leafs
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Today's Maple Leaf Hot Stove's turn. Alec Brownscombe will be taking the reins.
Acquired via free agency on a 4-year, $4 million contract last July 1, Colton Orr arrived in Toronto to operate as the club’s resident heavyweight, a position left unoccupied since fan favourite Wade Belak was shipped to Florida in February, 2008.
What the Leafs were said to be getting in Orr was not only a player with a winning track record as a pugilist (he was voted as either winning or tying 15 of his 18 fights in 2008-09 according to hockeyfights.com), but also a player capable of skating a regular fourth line shift due to his forechecking energy, passable on-the-puck abilities, decent speed and defensive diligence.
We knew going in that at the very least, Orr at $1 million couldn’t have shown any worse than Georges Laraque at $1.5, who often times resembled an oversized novice player that forgot to leave the ice surface after the intermission scrimmage.
Read the Full Profile at Maple Leafs Hot Stove and come over the jump for more.
Rate Orr below on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) based on his performance relative to his potential and your expectations for the season - if he had the best year you could have imagined him having, give him a 10; if he more or less played as you expected he would, give him a 5 or a 6; if he had the worst year you could have imagined him having, give him a 1.
What do you love more about Orr? The fact that he owns Matt Carkner or that he reminds him of how many times he's pounded his face in?
The audio has been disabled on this video so pop in your headphones, pump up the heavy metal and enjoy watching the Ahnihilatorr handle his business.