Leafs Report

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:40 AM ET

FIGHTIN' WORDS

Maple Leafs winger Colton Orr is a man of few words but he has received some heady praise from his peers.

Sports Illustrated's poll of NHL players lists him as the league's second toughest fighter, with 21% of votes, second only to Derek Boogaard of the Minnesota Wild at 44%. Boogaard and Orr made up more than two thirds of all selections, with the next highest a 5% backing for Jody Shelley, who inherited Orr's role with the New York Rangers. Orr had 211 penalty minutes before Tuesday night. SI polled 272 players.

LOOSE LEAFS

When Fredrik Sjostrom heard a minor bantam team from his hometown of Kungalv on the west coast of Sweden was coming to town as part of a hockey tournament in Cornwall, he went to their hotel for a Q and A on Monday and got them into Tuesday morning's pre-game skate ... The Leafs were to give away 1,000 team sweaters at Tuesday's game as part of fan appreciation night.


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