Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Call Of Duty. Coat Of Arms. Code Of Honor. Colton Orr vs. Shawn Thornton

The Mouth is of the belief that pugilists are some of the best character guys in hockey and an asset every team should have. What perhaps they lack in traditional hockey skill in most cases they make up with a great sense of Team, Sportsmanship and the highest regard for the Code of Honor for the special services they are paid to do. The Big Man suggests in the video itself that more smaller skilled players should take a cue from the enforcers and perhaps the quality of hockey in general would improve dramatically.

An example of sportsmanship and honor to the code of fisticuffs is shown in Episode # 15 of the Ranger only series GigantORR.

On March 8th, 2009 Colton Orr finds himself locked up in a tussle with veteran Boston Bruins thrower Shawn Thornton. Both warriors get into it and things begin to get serious especially after both combatants eject their elbow pads and get down to what they do best.

Shawn Thornton has the slight advantage in the first few seconds against Orr, but as the fight unfolds his advantage escalates dramatically when he manages to pull Colton Orr’s sweater over his head. Instead of pummeling the blind and disoriented Orr silly, The classy Thornton calls in the linesman to break up the fight.

This is tremendous example of sportsmanship by Thornton realizing that Orr was super susceptible to some nefarious knucks. A tip of the cap must go to Shawn Thornton, even though I think in the heat of the battle Colton probably would have wanted the fight to continue even with him being on par with a Helen Keller on skates.


  1. This is a great site you have here. I have a sports blog myself and I would like to exchange links with you. You can contact me through a comment on my site. Let me know if this is possible. Jason

  2. Whats with the random clip of people sitting on the train in the intro ?? I've noticed it a few times, been meaning to ask who they are.

  3. Those are my sidekicks so to speak Vinny Vaselino(see Ranger Crisis #50) , HI-C , and the Canadian Kook

  4. This just in The Canadian Kook far right new nickname is Hornshwagel

  5. oh ok, got it.. hornswoggle maybe ?? he's a midget leprechaun in the WWE now. haha, I remember him calling in with that name now.