Thread: Value of: Brooks Orpik
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10-31-2012, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Super Sniper Cele View Post
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.
I don't buy any of that. First of all, he was bad. I would say he may have been just as bad as Martin last season. Secondly, with all the teams in this league that need defense, we could and should have easily gotten more for Michalek (even as a cap dump). My guess is that Michalek requested a trade back to Phoenix so Shero gave him back for nothing.

Martin - Letang
Despres - Niskanen
Strait - Engelland

^ That's our defense without Orpik. I could never see Shero starting 2 rookies on defense. He will hold on to Orpik and pray that he and Martin bounce back.

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