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12-14-2012, 07:42 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.
but Orpik doesn't do a good job of getting back into position. Orpik uses hits to be more of a momentum/game changer of a defensive D than he is a stable defensive force back there. He's certainly not a Scuderi type. Orpik's the kind of guy that you will always notice his best plays and his worst plays and they will have a big impact on the game.

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