ORPIK NEXT ON THE DOCKET FOR PENS?
With Chris Kunitz locked up to a new three year extension, the Penguins intend to turn their attention to defenseman Brooks Orpik this summer.
Orpik, 32, is entering the last year of a 6 year, $22.5 million deal.
Like Kunitz, Orpik’s physical style is a concern (wearing down) but the Penguins feel Orpik has toned his game down effectively to further his career along in a top-2 pairing role.
Pittsburgh has just one defenseman signed for the 2014-2015 season.