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    Rangers Wanted Brooks Orpik and Wade Redden in 2008

    22. Brooks Orpik, whose outstanding career ended on Tuesday, allowed me to tell a story about him that he asked I keep secret for 11 years.

    As free agency arrived in 2008, Orpik was being pursued by the Rangers and his Penguins, among others. He was juggling offers and heard New York signed Wade Redden, so he figured the Rangers were out. He called Glen Sather to thank him for his interest, assuming there was no more room for him and re-signing with Penguins. (He may have gone back to Pittsburgh anyway, but that was the clincher.) Not long after, his phone rang. It was Sather, who was not pleased. He wanted both Orpik and Redden. When he told the story, Orpik couldn’t stop laughing at Sather’s reaction. “I can’t explain it in a conversation.”
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    Sather sucks
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    good for Orpik he didn't sign. but I always like him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Not sure this story makes a lot of sense, but also think we knew this? Because they also signed Rozsy to big money and people were up in arms about how much the D cost.

    Also, thread title says 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Not sure this story makes a lot of sense, but also think we knew this? Because they also signed Rozsy to big money and people were up in arms about how much the D cost.

    Also, thread title says 2018.
    LOL! Oops.


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    I can see Sather wanting both Redden and Orpik in 2018.

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