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12-14-2012, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by penguins2946 View Post
That is completely matter of opinion. In my opinion, if someone goes out of their way to make a hit then gets back in position, I view that as good positioning. That's completely opinionated. And I was trying to make a familiar comparison for Dumoulin. My original was Seabrook, but some people may not of known him. I used Orpik because he will probably be taking Orpik's spot if/when he leaves. I doubt the Pens would let him go, but he's slowly getting worse. We don't see any more free candy from him.
Orpik's best hockey, in my opinion, was from 07-08 to 08-09. Even in those years, he was not the most sound positionally. Following a man to the boards, above the circles, to make a hit, is not sound. There's no getting back in position when you're destroying someone at the boards, but the goalscorer is firing from the slot.

But as noted, he was effective in other ways. I'm sure he was one of the defenders driving Therrien nuts.

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