Thread: Proposal: StL - PIT
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12-21-2012, 07:37 PM
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The difference is that Orpik's down year was due to playing with injuries. Besides, defensemen as a rule are more valuable that forwards. It would take a lot more than a 15 goal scorer to get Orpik. Guys like him are at a premium.
Orpik is the kind of player on the verge of retirement. Much better solutions, if they are looking for a prime aged D that can handle tough minutes from the left side, would be someone like Klesla. Orpik is the kind of player that you should be able to pick off from waiver wire later this year, if and when some expendable players with significant contracts are released due to a new CBA. Not need to pay anything for him right now, when you can get one a dime a dozen when the new CBA is signed, for no asset and probably a smaller contract.

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