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Leafs GM bemoans decline of enforcers

Updated: January 6, 2012, 4:35 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Brian Burke is struggling to come to grips with the evolution of hockey.

On a day the Toronto Maple Leafs general manager sent enforcer Colton Orr to the American Hockey League, he bemoaned that there doesn't appear to be much need for players like Orr in today's game.

Long a proponent of rough-and-tumble hockey, Burke now presides over a Leafs team that is built largely on speed and skill.

The sport has trended in that direction since the lockout and it ...

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