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05-04-2013, 10:40 PM
Tender Rip
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We need Orpik for several reasons.

First is that his presence will force Bylsma to play players out of position/comfort zone less.
Second is that Orpik remains our most physical defender.
Third is that he is a lot better than Engelland and Eaton, and I would say that against this Islanders team he is also more valuable than Murray who suffers against pace.

Ultimately though, success or failure against the Isles shouldn't have anything to do with Orpik being there or not.

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