Thread: Value of: Brooks Orpik
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10-31-2012, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by SLAPSHOT723 View Post
I'm still surprised they traded him for crap. He wasn't bad for the Penguins.
It's not that he was bad, per se, it's just that Suter would have been that much better to make it all worthwhile. However, Shero cleared the necessary cap space to make a serious push for Suter and it didn't happen. This is probably the biggest mistake he's made in his 6 years as the Penguins GM, and I'm pretty happy about that.

Now, though, I say we hang onto Orpik and let guys like Strait, Morrow, Bortuzzo and Dumoulin develop in the meantime. Hell, if this lockout lasts long enough we might end up with a logjam on defense as opposed to holes needing filled right now.

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