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.
I dread every game that comes to OT. I am at the point where I just accept that they are going to lose. They can not play 4 on 4 hockey. I'm tired of watching failed come backs. I want to see our boys finish a damn game for once
Posted by kipwinger
on 17 September 2013 - 02:31 PM
Tatar > Brunner. Weiss > Filppula. Cleary = Cleary. Alfie is icing on the cake.
Not really sure how we're worse off for this? Brunner is a good player, but I think we'll be just fine without spending big money for him.
I am curious to see whether NJ will use him on the PP point, or put him on the side boards like he should have been in Detroit. Utilized correctly I think he'll be MUCH more effective on the PP this season.