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03-29-2010, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Goalie_Bob View Post
Kris Letang
GP: 67 G: 3 A: 24

Brooks Orpik
GP: 68 G: 1 A: 23

I think these stats show that a decent defenseman playing a good amount of minutes can get a contact high from the offensive talent on the Penguins. To me, Letang has good wheels and knows how to handle the puck but he displays a very mediocre offensive instinct. Combine that with the fact he can't one-time a puck, has pretty much no slap shot. Plus he has Erik Christensens' wrist shot. Aka, when he gets it on net it is nice but he misses the net 99% of the time.

He is way more of a project than Brooks Orpik was when he signed his current deal. To me, he is worth about 2.5mil a year. He is still young, he still has plenty of years to improve on his game but to me he shouldn’t be paid for his potential. Mostly because I think he is showing his potential right now.
Agree with pretty much everything here.

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