Best hitter in the NHL currently?
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12-09-2009, 01:40 PM
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For the Pens are best hitters are Cooke, Adams and Orpik. Cooke and Adams aren't huge hitters but they always make you pay on the forecheck. What I like about Orpik is he punishes guys in the corner and doesn't gamble to much lining up big open ice hits (which is why he doesn't have as many "youtube" hits) only going after open ice hits when he is covered. Tough choice but I went with Clutterbuck.
Agreed you rarely see Orpik making big open ice hits, and usually they aren't spectacular, but he can torment people down in the corners, you don't wanna be in the corner when Orpik is there
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