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04-14-2013, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
The Murray and Regehr deals this deadline set the value for Orpik, AFAIC. A couple 2nd rounders, or comparable return.

Orpik has declined the last few years, but he's a physical vet with a Cup pedigree, and those guys are always valued highly.
Off-season trades are a whole different beast than deadline deals.

FWIW I'd expect a 2nd and another pick if Orpik is indeed dangled in the off-season. Something ranging from 2 2nds to a 2nd and a 4th. I don't expect Orpik to fetch a 1st at this stage of his career...mostly because the teams that would likely be willing to offer up such a pick are going to be competition. Orpik would likely be most appetizing to teams building for next year or teams trying to round the corner for next year (he makes sense for a team like Edmonton, for instance).

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