"I think around the league, the people who don't see him very much think he is just a power-play or offensive defenseman, but looking at some of the guys who are nominated for the Norris [Trophy] it is hard to not see his name in there the way he's played this year," Orpik said.
"That situation was so far out of control we would almost joke around about it," Orpik said. "It was something we couldn't be overly concerned with — especially us that were young. We didn't have houses yet, so we're used to moving around a lot. It was one of those things if we moved, we moved. [Malone] obviously has a lot stronger connection to the area than I do."