KennyTheKangaroo wrote:My brain my be foggy, but didn't Orpik and letang play together a lot last year? This was prior to the highly regarded late season pairing of Orpik-Gonchar
Your brain may be foggy but it's correct here. Orpik & Letang played together for a while last year. From when Eaton went down until Orpik was paired with Gonchar after the trade deadline - so about two months.
And the idea that Letang desparately needs familiarity at this point is kind of silly to me. If MT thought that was true, he wouldn't have have switched the pairings around in the playoffs last year. What is he going to do, just not play Letang for a couple months because the guy he was paired with in the playoffs (Whitney) is going to be out? Therrien needs to make what would be the best top pairing - that would be Orpik & Letang with how things are at the moment.