crush_lives_723 wrote:you know he only has 103 hits and 105 blocks, leading the league in blocked shots. But Brooks sucks, let him walk for nothing right? NO! Orpik must retire a penguin, just because he isn't a slick skater and he isnt the player he was 4 years ago it doesn't mean he is a huge part of this penguins team. have a problem with the pens play as of late point the finger elsewhere. For example, the dynamic duo of Mat "risky nisky" niskanen and tyler "i cant skate or shoot or tie my own skates" kennedy. These two players are detriments to the team, meanwhile brooks vlocks more sjots than any other player in the league and puts his body on the line every night. Is Orpik worth 3.750 mil? not really, prob more in the ball park of 3 mil and that is what he will take come next contract. Shero needs money for tanger? drop nisky and tk thats about 4 mil right there, right into kris letangs pocket on top of what he already makes.
Just because he isn't a slick skater? What? Did you respond to a thread on another site? I don't think anyone around here thinks his skating is anything other than a strength, unless you're making that assumption because he is known as a hitter. I don't think Brooks needs to go, but dropping one player to free up about 4 million is a lot more reasonable than dropping two players for about 4 million. The replacement value of one player is a minimum of about half a million, the replacement value for two is a minimum of about one million. I do hope kennedy is excised though.