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01-13-2013, 09:13 AM
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SERE 24
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Originally Posted by blue425 View Post
Someone kindly refresh my memory.

I recall the Penguins defense being mediocre as a whole. I also recall the unit getting worse since the end of last season as they lost Orpik.

Edit- Orpik is still a Penguin? Thought he went to Anaheim. It's clearly been a long off season.

What's the deal?
Their defense is mediocre. Not sure where the notion that it comes close to ours comes from.

Letang is great. Orpik is very good, but he's clearly lost a step. Martin is a disappointment. They traded Michalek, who was probably their 2nd best d-man, to Phoenix. Niskanen is a pretty good middle pairing guy who can move the puck. Engelland is a good enough bottom pair whose tough as nails. Despres is a rookie.

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