The Leafs cannot afford to have Orr on the roster, taking up a spot and cap room.
Orr has been a great player for Toronto. He was brought in to protect the young players on this team and allowed them to play their game, standing a little taller with him on the bench.
I remember one of Nazem Kadri's first games with the Leafs. It was in preseason, I believe, and Orr told him to go out and do what he does and not to worry about anything or anyone.
Orr has provided that and more as a Leafs player—he has been more than entertaining for the fans as well.
I, for one, will always be a fan of Colton Orr and will remember him fondly.