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01-20-2013, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Ugene Malkin View Post
I don't have a problem giving him a 3/4 year deal at his same or near cap hit.

He's only 32 and it's not like he'll hammer the team with the 35+ rule here. If the team runs 8 D-man from now on it's even easier to keep'em.
I think it depends upon how he plays over the course of the year, whether there's a decline, and if guys like Dumoulin, Harrington, or another acquisition can do what he does physically.

I don't see Orpik being traded anytime soon. But, if the question is whether he's untouchable forever, then I don't think so.

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