They must have replayed this one a dozen times last night on NHL.Net. Give credit to Orr for skating off on his own power but man the human brain can only take so many of those shots. Shelley later scrapped with Phaneuf and deposited Dion on his bum in a brief skirmish.
This just goes to show you that anyone can win on any given night. Shelley has been getting his butt kicked lately and then drops Orr who is usually dropping people. I have said it before and I will say it again, Orr and McGratten are the two most entertaining fighters in the league. They lose occasionally but they fight the way the guys used to fight, stand there and throw them and the best one is left standing. Total knockout by Shelley.
Is this a new trend or a new era of hockey fights we're seeing? Not long ago, you hardly saw a player get hurt in a hockey fight. Lately,we're seeing alot more knock-downs and knock-outs! The players are bigger and stronger and there are some big bombs being given and taken out there! Hope fighting in the NHL is not banned because something seriously wrong happend (you know what I mean).I'm not complaining..just an observation. I still love a good scrap!
Nothing mediocre with ORR..he either wins or looses Big !
This one took me by surprise as well. I've gone to thinking Shelley is an underdog in many of the heavyweight match ups, and given Colton Orr's recent performances I thought he would win. Shelley showed why he can still tangle with the big guys and why everyone has to be careful with him. He is so calm it is almost scary.
A nice KO win for Shelley over a tough customer in Orr. Maybe this is what Shelley needs to really get going. Best fight since the Godard win in November. Good redemption after the Belak loss and draw.