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Parros suffered a concussion, but he’s alert and conscious

Oct 1, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

The Montreal Canadiens announced that George Parros suffered a concussion but is alert and conscious after the scary fall he suffered while fighting Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Colton Orr on Tuesday.

Considering how frightening that moment was, things probably could’ve been a lot worse. Here’s video of the crash:

Tonight marked the 33-year-old’s Habs debut. Hopefully we’ll see him again soon … but not before he’s physically ready, of course.

  1. joey4id - Oct 1, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    and there we have it. Another bloody concussion. What will it take to get fights out of the game? Parros is not a bad fourth line player, art best he can play the third line. Are you all waiting for someone to become paralyzed, or worse, die, before taking a stance against fighting?

    • thesportsjudge - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:18 PM

      Go back to watching synchronized chess, phag.

      • mp1131211 - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:28 AM

        Wow, that was uncalled for

      • longcutskolvikes - Oct 2, 2013 at 8:51 AM

        Maybe you should stick to professional wrestling sportsjudge.

    • bobbdean - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:27 PM

      Parros isn’t a bad 4th line player? 5 Goals and -18 over the last 3 years…with over 300 PM. I’m pretty sure the only reason he’s in the NHL is to fight. He’s a grown ass 33 year old man. Nobody forces him to play NHL hockey. If he doesn’t like his job of crushing skulls he can become a normal 9-5 schmuck like the rest of us. Let’s not feel so bad for these guys who choose to fight over being working stiffs.

      • jason9696 - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:41 PM

        He went to Harvard. I’m sure he could get a pretty good job.

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - Oct 2, 2013 at 1:53 AM

        Princeton actually

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Oct 2, 2013 at 4:46 AM

      Joey, fighting is essential to the game’s popularity. That’s why no one ever watches the Olympic hockey. Oh, wait, more people watch those games than watch the NHL. That’s weird. But at least no one ever gets hurt. Oh, wait. But at least fights prevent other players from getting hurt, except for those who, um, do get hurt. But they do get the crowds excited, unlike boring stuff like goals and saves.

      • joey4id - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:47 AM

        Exactly. What do we know? Olympic hockey is so boring. That’s why the Gold medal game tickets are the most sought after. BTW, I never watch Olymoic hockey. Why bother watching the most talented players in the world showcase their skills if there is no fighting. I’m sure all the pro fighting fans in the world don’t watch the games because the TV ratings for those games are low. Wait! This just in; “Gold-medal hockey game watched by record 16.6 million” only 16.6 million. Imagine the number if the pro fighting fans would have watched that game. Boring indeed.

      • davebabychreturns - Oct 2, 2013 at 9:53 AM

        Come on guys, even if you don’t agree with this guy’s completely salient points you can at least appreciate the excellent use of sarcasm…

        (By the way the Olympics have the ever so slight advantage of having teams representing the entire hockey world, having almost 1/3 as many teams and having four or so perennial contenders whose teams are routinely vastly more skilled than a typical NHL team and that’s not including the Canadians who let’s face it are routinely vastly better than those other Olympic teams.. on paper anyways. So yeah a lot of people are interesting in watching basically the greatest teams ever assembled competing in games that are almost all elimination games for a prize that is basically a once in a lifetime opportunity for most.)

    • ockingsfan - Oct 2, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      And all those injuries caused by hits and checks. Checking should be banned too! Make hockey a non-contact sport.

      And while we’re at it, lots of boxers get injured. We should ban fighting from boxing as well!

      • joey4id - Oct 2, 2013 at 4:44 PM

        Time to move on beyond what we think about the Parros/Orr incident. Why do you think Yzerman and other GMs are advocates for the elimination of fights?

  2. northstarnic - Oct 1, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Pretty cool, eh boys? Really adds a lot to the game, eh boys? Time to be done with the NHL sideshow that is orchestrated fighting. It’s just dumb and it cheapens the best sport in the world.

    • thesportsjudge - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:15 PM

      Well, at least you said “orchestrated” and not just fighting overall..

      • dueman - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:42 PM

        Except that there were no “orchestrated” fights in the game. Every fight happened for a reason during the flow of the game. The guy is just another smuck commenting on a game that he didn’t even watch. To Joey, and Northstar….There is a very simple message here, and that is, if you don’t like the sport as it is, then simply watch something else! Nobody is forcing you to watch it, period!

      • joey4id - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:53 PM

        Indeed! No can anyone force me not to watch it, and comment about what I believe is good or not good for the safety of the players.

      • dueman - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:24 AM

        You are absolutely right Joey, in that nobody can force you to stop watching a sport that you don’t like. Just like you can’t force people to think that your comments are intelligent. It is though, the NHL’s and the NHLPA’s choice to keep fighting in the game no matter what you think, just like it’s your choice to repeat yourself over, and over again, even though you are coming off sounding childish, and silly! It’s a free world I guess!

  3. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Anti-fighting ‘tards need to go away. If you don’t understand why fighting is in hockey keep it to yourself. Go watch baseball or something.

    • longcutskolvikes - Oct 2, 2013 at 9:05 AM

      I think you need reassess your understanding of the game. The only sport with a more asinine “code” than hockey is baseball.

  4. vstar1us - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    I may be drunk, but I love Jesus! Hockey is a rough sport, fighting happens guys face plant just play the game and keep the sport real!

  5. bnmonster - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Fighting isn’t there to be added entertainment those fighters stand up for the star players and make sure there aren’t guys running around out there without any consequences. Not all fights end like that it was a freaky accident. It’s like saying there should be no body contact because one hard hit could paralyze a player. It’s dumb to change a game on very rare occurrences and get rid of a big role that makes hockey what it is

  6. northstarnic - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    “Go back to watching synchronized chess, phag.”

    Just want you all to see this comment again, because, wow! What a great point!

    • blackhawksdynasty - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:47 PM

      As you can see by your thumbs down total above, you’re in the minority. Unnecessary comment from sportsjudge, but why repeat it? Makes you come off like a paranoid politically correct soccer mom.

      • ockingsfan - Oct 2, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        It’s not often that a Kings fan agrees with a Blackhawks fan, but BHD’s comment here was spot on!

    • dueman - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:48 PM

      I think it’s a fantastic point! If you don’t like how the sport is played, why would you watch it? You pretending to be a fan, but complaining about how the sport is played is the stupidity here.

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:57 PM

      I think it was a legitimate point

  7. alswingman - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Parros vs Orr would be an epic heavyweight fight, sorry to see it end this way. I always thought big George was a great fit on the Ducks but they did not want to pay him. This is the life if a journeyman fighter. Odds are you are going to get hurt badly, even a guy the size of big George.

    No, he is not a third liner. He’s a brawler. That’s all he is there for, just like Orr and his cohort Frazer McLaren. Parros is also a Princeton grad so he could do something else if he wanted to (please not TV analysis, he is terrible at it).

    • borderline1988 - Oct 2, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      I think McLaren can play a bit though. He’s not a bad 4th line checker.

      Orr and Parros are in the game for one reason, and one reason only. Although Parros almost scored yesterday.

  8. northstarnic - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    “Fighting isn’t there to be added entertainment those fighters stand up for the star players”

    Do you watch hockey? How often are fights really about protecting a star player? besides, there are consequences if the goons are out there gooning it up. They’re called penalties. Sometimes suspensions. Sometimes fines. That’s why most physical sports don’t feel a need to allow fighting. Making stupid plays and taking stupid penalties isn’t a positive contribution to a team sport unless that stupidity has been allowed/encouraged to become part of the culture of the sport.

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM

      How many times can you post the same new comment in this thread, we get it, you don’t like fighting. Seriously, move on to a different sport because it’s in every elite level of hockey except college.

      • mp1131211 - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:33 AM

        You’ll just have to deal with it, hockeyflow. People watching the game live tonight were not sure what had just happened for a good 15 seconds. The way Parros lay motionless, it looked like he might have died. Orr was freaking out, Parros was limp blood was pooling on the ice. People were freaked out. Its a bit much, this repeated posting, but what do you expect?

      • mp1131211 - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:34 AM

        also he’s probably posting on a iphone or other mobile device which doesn’t allow for replies…

  9. northstarnic - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    “I think it’s a fantastic point! If you don’t like how the sport is played, why would you watch it? You pretending to be a fan, but complaining about how the sport is played is the stupidity here.”

    Some of us have a deeper connection to and passion for the sport of hockey than simply being spectators. I have played hockey for most of my life. Wanting to see the sport grow and fulfill its potential doesn’t make me an idiot, or a soccer mom, or a phag as a few of you have eloquently argued.
    The best hockey of the year, the playoffs, has FAR fewer fights. The goons disappear in favor of real hockey players. Making stupid decisions is discouraged in favor of doing everything possible to score more goals than the opposition. That is the point of hockey.
    As far as the empty argument that people like to refer to as “THE CODE”, that the best players would simply be turned into mincemeat if it wasn’t for the presence of their heroic protectors, give me a break. Sports have rules. If you break the rules there are penalties, suspensions, fines, etc. Why are North American professional hockey leagues basically the only leagues that would fall apart without fighting? Why aren’t there fights in football? Why aren’t there fights in basketball? Fighting is a sideshow that has been allowed to become part of the culture of the sport at certain levels. It is an insult to the speed, power, and grace of the greatest sport in the world.

    • micklethepickle - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:27 AM

      Really? No fights in the playoffs? May I refer you to the 1st round of 2011/2012 playoffs. Line brawls aplenty (PIT/PHI, OTT/NYR), and guess what – record-setting ratings. Hm… guess that fights DON’T discourage the growth of the sport. So now that you’ve been proven wrong, will you stop commenting about things you clearly know nothing about? Go back to playing your pee-wee league, bruh.

      • micklethepickle - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:34 AM

        Even Crosby and Giroux fought, by the way; perhaps you find their play to be insulting to the ‘grace’ of the game as well?

      • mp1131211 - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:46 AM

        Yeah…. ok, he didn’t say no fights. Pose an argument, but making up what he said so you can easily be right doesn’t work.

  10. northstarnic - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Did I say “no fights”? Work on your reading comprehension, bruh.
    And pee wee hockey? Nice try, but you probably hadn’t even been born yet when I was playing pee wee hockey. And I am still playing, fanboy. Now, as it is a school night, I suggest you brush your teeth and put on your pajamas before mom takes your phone away.

    • micklethepickle - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:38 AM

      You’ve yet to address my point, which I can presume is due to your inability to refute it. Fights/brawls = increased fan interest. That’s what the ratings say; so, grandpa, you need to shut up and stand aside, because YOU are holding back the popularity, growth, and general interest in the “grace” of the greatest sport there is.

      • mp1131211 - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:47 AM

        You know what increases fan interest even more than fighting? NOT seeing players lying in a pool of blood like tonight.

      • micklethepickle - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:50 AM

        Statistical outlier. Just like Chara’s hit on Paccioretty driving him into the stauntion – it almost never happens, so changing the rules based on an unlikely event is an extreme overreaction. Just because it was an ugly, scary injury everyone is all up in arms about a facet of hockey that has been part of the game longer than any of us have been alive. Get over it.

      • mp1131211 - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:54 AM

        Its just a fact. People don’t want to see someone in a pool of blood after they were just cheering for him to get punched. It feels wrong. I didn’t make the analysis, you did. I’m just stating the facts

      • mp1131211 - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:49 AM

        “because YOU are holding back the popularity, growth, and general interest in the “grace” of the greatest sport there is.”

        And this one is classic. Keep talking, I’m lovin it

      • dueman - Oct 2, 2013 at 11:14 AM

        @mp1131211 – You said to micklethepickle – “Pose an argument, but making up what he said so you can easily be right doesn’t work.” – and yet, you keep on mentioning this imaginary “pool of blood” You can’t just make stuff up to hyperbole your point either. Parros had a cut on his chin, yes, but pool of blood? Come on???

  11. mp1131211 - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    The fight debate is more nuanced than its being given credit for. From both sides. Getting rid of fighting would absolutely change the dynamics of the game. Anyone who denies that is lying and they know it. However, there are A LOT of reasons that fighting should be banned or at least discouraged, the number one reason being that it ruins the lives of those that engage in it frequently. And if you can’t at least admit that, then you are also lying. Either that or just not very smart.

    • blackhawksdynasty - Oct 2, 2013 at 8:15 AM

      “Ruins lives” eh? Alcohol ruins more lives than all sports combined. You gonna outlaw alcohol too? These guys CHOOSE TO FIGHT!!!!! Just like millions of people CHOOSE to engage in other dangerous activities. If you don’t like it, that’s just too damn bad. Go support your local college team if the NHL is too tough for you.

      • mp1131211 - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:35 PM

        I love the NHL and I even like to watch a good tilt now and then. If you really believe that fighting the he NHL is akin to alcohol, then we don’t have much to talk about. My point is simple. Saying the fighting issue is black and white is pure nonsense.

  12. 13datsyuk13 - Oct 2, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Classy move by Orr to stop and call the trainers. Parros was all over the ice standing up for his team tonight. I hope he is ok.

    • dboeh2014 - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      “Classy move by Orr to stop and call the trainers. Parros was all over the ice standing up for his team tonight. I hope he is ok.”

      This is the only comment that says it all!!…

      • dboeh2014 - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:16 PM

        I forgot, the key word here is “CLASSY”.

  13. pxland - Oct 2, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    Leaving the argument of the right and wrongs of fighting aside, I have to say I enjoy the game more because of fighting. I find it as entertaining as a skater on a breakaway, a huge save, or a big (legal) hit.

    Players drop their gloves and I find myself edging forward on my seat, wanting to see what is going to happen. Wanting my guy to win, and to see the teams and crowd get fired up. As stated above, this psychological reaction isn’t much different than what must have occurred as the Romans cheered over fights to the death. I can’t explain it, and I’m not here to defend it. It just is.

  14. buffalo65 - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    Fighting doesn’t discourage anything. There is still a ton of stick work and dirty hits and having Orr fight Parros changes nothing.

  15. jkibler1 - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    Well it’s good to see children have access to their parents iPad or computer and feel e need to demonstrate their ignorance. Those of you who feel that fighting is a big part of hockey obviously never played a sport ( if you did I guess you warmed the bench very well) or were so inept that you couldn’t make a team and have some Freudian complex. This is why hockey will never be considered a major sport, what other sport can you fight and only get a 5 mi uses penalty? Every other sport, if you fight, you are gone for the game. It’s actually sad that hockey has to count on fighting to ADD to attraction of their sport. Best hockey I have ever seen is division 1 NCAA hockey. They play fast, hard hockey and they all wear full cages. You would have to be a moron to punch a cage, but it sounds like the vast majority of you here are MORE than qualified! He’ll I would say you morons are indeed OVER qualified. Is a great game, you don’t need the fighting.

    • dueman - Oct 2, 2013 at 11:31 AM

      “Those of you who feel that fighting is a big part of hockey obviously never played a sport ( if you did I guess you warmed the bench very well) or were so inept that you couldn’t make a team and have some Freudian complex. This is why hockey will never be considered a major sport,”

      You sir, have unanimously won the award for the “most idiotic post of the day” and your prize is, the absolute freedom to go and enjoy watching college hockey as much as your heart desires! I’ll also add that you would probably very much enjoy the women’s game as well! Now run along and go enjoy the hockey that you like, while the rest of us enjoy watching, the greatest, and most popular hockey in the world…the NHL!

      • mp1131211 - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:38 PM

        Why is the main argument for supporting fighting inthe NHL that everyone who is opposes it is stupid or idiotic? I don’t get it

      • jkibler1 - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

        As you say this from which end of the bench? lol
        since you seem to be the expert on…..well apparently nothing, keep the bench warm sweetie. apparently you lack some testosterone that you feel the need to watch 2 grown men fight to feel good about yourself? is your life lacking that much?? do you get all bent out of shape if you watch a game and there is NO FIGHT!!!! do you demand your money back? or do you just turn back to the counter and ask ” do you want to biggie size that”???

  16. buffalo65 - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:58 AM

    As far as momentum, a fight can change the flow of a game. Of course it does. May be in baseball if a team has a 5 run inning the manager should call time and send his toughest guy to the mound to fight a member of the other team. This would “change the flow of the game”. Must be okay then eh?

    • dueman - Oct 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      You sir are the runner up! Wow!

  17. buffalo65 - Oct 2, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    Fact is, fighting will be banned soon and hockey will be the same great game. Nothing will change. There will still be a few dust ups resulting in suspensions. All will be good.

  18. channelguy - Oct 2, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    WHEN will some people stop with this silly “Oh Olympic hockey shows that there is a market for high skill hockey with no fighting” position. Olympic hockey is an ALL-STAR tournament. Yes, I’m sure if you cut the NHL down to 4, 6 teams at max you could have a pretty good show — at least for a few years, when the absence of pro opportunities undermines the game at lower levels. You simply CANT compare a league committed to maintaining 30 franchises with a tournament with half a dozen teams of all-stars. And remember as well, that for every Canada vs Russia game in the Olympaics, you will have some game like Latvia vs France.

  19. slammed81 - Oct 2, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Some fighting needs to go away but ban it would be a problem everyone would yap and be a tough guy u would have not so good players goin after skilled players cause there will be no repercussions.. Trust me it needs to be in the game… I bet u ask George today he’ll tell u the same thing

  20. buffalo65 - Oct 2, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    If fighting were taken out if hockey believe me, in a year or two nobody would notice. It is an entertaining sideshow but serves no purpose to protecting players/cleaning up the game. Just a sideshow.

    • dueman - Oct 2, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      You are more than welcome to watch the women’s game. If I was a Buffalo fan, I’d probably prefer it!

      • mp1131211 - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:41 PM

        And this is the other one, of course. That anyone against fights is a woman. Seems you have no argument at all and just haw to resort to names and insults. If I’m wrong, prove it. Make a point

  21. ockingsfan - Oct 2, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    This was a freak injury that happens about once or twice per season during fighting. Fighting is an integral part of hockey – it’s self policed and 99% of the time the fighters stick to “the code” and exercise proper “hockey fighting etiquette”. Leave it alone.

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