Brooks Oprik

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    Brooks Orpik

    What do you guys think of this guy?, will he be a solid 2nd - 4th defenseman? whay do you think is point production will be like in the future?
     
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    Point production - awful.
    2nd through 4th - easily.
     
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    offensive production will be very limited. maybe during his career year he could net 20 points, but offense is not what he brings to the table. he'll be solid in his own end, a great crease clearer, and a nasty hitter.
     
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    I hope you're dislexic because "Oprik" is a very unfortunate misspelling of the guy's name.
     
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    Quite funny, I was reading an article profiling Orpik and other draftees before the draft at bluejackets.com last night (I googled something about scouting services and it looked interesting), and it had the following to say about Orpik:
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    Not one mention of his defensive prowess, which I thought was a bit weird. :dunno:

    I like Orpik, he's quite similar to Exelby, except Exelby probably has even less offensive potential than Orpik does :joker:
     
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    Thats sounds more like Whitney than Orpik.
     
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    Gonchar was supposed to be a steady defensive defenseman when he was drafted in 1992. Funny how that can happen.

    I hope Orpik pans out. I love players that can play that style in NHL. They're rare.
     
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    he definitely seems like he will. he continued to get better as the year went on, and im sure that will be a trend the next few years.

    as for offense, his production will be limited, but he is a pretty good passer and can move the puck decent enough.
     
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    It was great watching Orpik develop last season. Early on he made rookie mistakes. It was expected of him though. What most of us didn't expect was for him to correct those rookie mistakes so quickly. He seemed to learn extremely fast. He was probably the Pens' best defensive defenseman by the end of the season. He played the body well and was sound positionally. His offense is similar to Foote's...nobody expects him to lead a PP, but on a good team he will get a decent amount of points. I say Orpik will be a good #2 guy in the NHL within a few years. The game he plays will make him a fan favorite. Just my opinion.
     
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    the lord almighty
     
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    Orpik has some underrated offensive abilities. I find it hard to believe that someone with his passing and skating ability won't put up at least some points in the NHL.
     
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    Any question regarding Orpiks potential should be seen here. 1 member was very right about this. Orpiks offensive numbers will rely on the Pens. If the Pens turn into a offensive force he should be able to get 20 pts easily. Look at Adam Foote.
     
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    I absoultely love the game that Orpik plays. If he can avoid the injury problems that most hard-hitters get, he'll be one of the top ten defensive defesemen in the league for years to come.

    I think his offense will be limited, but his overall value will out-weigh his limited production.
     
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