and have made a revised offer of 5yrs that will pay Orpik 3.6 million annually."
If TIOPS's "sources" prove to be legitimate, it sounds like a start of the good news we've been waiting on! This revised deal appears to be one that would appeal to Orpik; and with a partial NTC in his agreement, it could give us the advantage we need.
UPDATE: HockeyBuzz.com is also adding to the speculation by posting, "Orpik staying in Pittsburgh? Now it's looking like Brooks Orpik could remain a Penguin after all."