Oct 2, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) talks with Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during a stoppage in play against the Philadelphia Flyers in the third period at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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Obviously the big news over the summer was the contracts they offered to a pair of former Penguins’ blueliners. Orpik’s contract is pointed at as what is wrong with NHL general managers, but he is a veteran presence who should help in his own end.