"I think he looked at the big picture and saw [Malkin and Crosby] ahead of him and just wanted to play a bigger role, which he is," Orpik said.
"Once he got a taste of that with the injuries to [Crosby and Malkin the past two seasons], then you take it away from him and he's relegated back to the third line, I think maybe that was uncomfortable for him."
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"It was never a slam-dunk (decision). Until that last day, I thought I was definitely going to stay."
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I knew Jordan made the team first time I saw him at practice. The pens had no better defensive forward, besides Sidney. Wish him and family all the best. He's going to lose tonight though.