bh wrote:I can't see anyone giving Brooks 6 million contract for 3-4 years. That's ludicrous! I like Brooks, but he's been getting bad fast. I think that most other NHL teams would see that too.
I had a very difficult time reconciling "the decline of Orpik" with the idea that someone would pay him $6MM per year. Orpik is not playing good hockey. He's nowhere near the physical presence he used to be 4-5 years ago. To pay him $3.75MM again would be a huge mistake, let alone $6MM. It wold be crazy to suggest that Nisky will get $6MM, and no one in their right mind would take Orpik over Nisky next season.
The Pens will easily replace Orpik with Bortuzzo next season... Orpik may be overpaid by someone, but it will be similar to the deal Scuderi signed.