“It’s going to be hard to take advantage of me.” – Brian MacLellan
Orpik. Five years. $5.5 million AAV.
“Puck possession is the key to a good team.” – Brian MacLellan
“[MacLellan] also talked about advanced stats and his love of mathematics, and I thought that was really interesting, because we want to be a leader, and continue to be able to mash up both stats and what you see.” – Ted Leonsis
Orpik, black hole of possession: $27.5 million.
“Signing long-term, expensive deals for vets is very risky.” – Ted Leonsis
Orpik, 33 years old. Five-year, $27.5-million contract.
“The priority is defense for me. And then we’ll find a good back-up [goaltender] and go from there, depending on how much the defense is going to cost us.” – Brian MacLellan
Cost: $27.5 million.
“We feel [MacLellan] has relevant, in-depth knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of our franchise and will be forceful in addressing them.” – Ted Leonsis
New weakness: Brooks Orpik.