I've been using these injuries as a reason to kind of not get "mad" when they lost. I'm almost starting to realize that we might not be THAT much better even when everyone comes back. This defense cannot generate ANY offense and they suck at what they're paid to do, defend. It's not looking good, we just don't seem to have it anymore.
Orpik is a dirty POS. If you respond to dirty play with dirty play, you have no room to talk though. If I was in Thornton's position and Orpik wouldn't go, I'd line up one of his guys and drive him through the boards would a good clean hit and tell him to thank Brooks for the hit.
His stats aren't what is most alarming. The way he looks on the ice is what is worrying. I wouldn't be surprised if he's acting all pissy because of the way Babcock is using him. He looked like a great player his first 2 shifts of the year than absolutely nothing and since his return from injury and his extra responsibility now has been even worse
If you mix Robert Lang's work ethic with Dan Cleary's skillset, you get what Steven Weiss has looked like this season.