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07-24-2013, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Shady Machine View Post
What players do the Penguins trade in this scenario

That just seemed like an odd statement as if we always do it. That said, you either trade Orpik in the offseason or you keep him for the playoffs. Contending teams never subtract for a playoff run. My personal preference would be to trade him for organizational need now and let Despres grow into the top 4 position right off the bat.
We've only done it with Staal. But since the Staal trade, it seems to be what people expect. We obviously did it with Staal and then the huge speculation around Letang and even Malkin.

As for trading Orpik now, see above. If the right deal is there, I say take it. But don't settle because you feel he needs to be traded.

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