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The longest tenured Penguin is no longer a Pittsburgh Penguin. Brooks Orpik has signed a deal to see him head to the Washington Capitals.Go ahead, read the rest »
BEST OF MAXIM
The Washington Capitals inked former Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik to a 5 year/27.5 million dollar deal (photo courtesy of ESPN)
July 1st marks 99 days till Opening Day of the 2014-2015 NHL Season, and the Washington Capitals have made a pretty big splash adding former Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, officially reuniting him with new assistant head coach...
With the addition of Brooks Orpik via free agency Tuesday, the Capitals welcomed a former foe into the fold; the 33-year-old defenseman spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, with whom Washington had a hot rivalry at the peak of the Sidney Crosby / Alex Ovechkin hype-machine.
As such, Orpik now faces the prospect of helping rather than hitting Ovechkin; while he admits...
Brooks Orpik to Caps....
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) July 1, 2014
Brooks Orpik heading to Caps. Love this signing. Tough. Hard to play against. Perfect. #CapitalsTalk
— Chuck Gormley (@ChuckGormleyCSN) July 1, 2014
By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh)
The start of free agency was busy for all Penguins, both old and new. The Pens so far have added five players, retained two, and waved goodbye to eight others with some eye-opening and jaw-dropping contracts.
Here are some thoughts on the additions and re-signings. Part II will be a look at the departures.
Free Agent Signings
Christian Ehrhoff from...
With the NHL Salary Cap set at $69 million, the Pittsburgh Penguins have just a shade over $14.5 million in cap space per Cap Geek, and have only 14 players under contract for next season.
Earlier in the week, the Penguins sent qualifying offers to Brandon Sutter, Simon Despres, Jayson Megna, Phillip Samuelsson and newly acquired Nick Spaling. So that 14.5 million will likely be...
After acquiring Marcel Goc prior to the trade deadline last season, it appears the Pittsburgh Penguins want to keep him. Pittsburgh has re-signed Goc to a 1-year, $1.2 million contract. Goc, 30, played in 21 games in Pittsburgh — regular season and playoffs — amassing just 3 assists. The depth center gives Pittsburgh a safety net when Sidney Crosby and [...]
Brooks Orpik has signed a contract with the Washington Capitals. In 11 seasons with the Penguins, Orpik had 132 points in 703 games, and a career plus/minus rating of plus-32. He has also represented the United States twice in the Olympics, winning bronze in 2010. Follow me on twitter, @StevenEllisNHL.
The Capitals have announced that right winger Tom Wilson suffered an ankle injury in a fall in Ontario. Mike Vogel reported on the team’s website details of the situation: “According to a Caps spokesperson, Washington right wing Tom Wilson suffered an ankle injury in Ontario during a fall. Doctors in Toronto are currently evaluating him. [...]
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That was an eventful first draft for Jim Rutherford as he traded away a 40 goal scorer for depth and replenished the team’s forward prospects. With a plethora of blue chip defensive players already in the pipeline, acquiring forwards was the order of the days with Pittsburgh sending one forward to Nashville for two and drafting four more.
The Washington Capitals signed defenseman Brooks Orpik to a $27.5 million, five-year contract, and goaltender Justin Peters to a $1.9 million, two-year contract on Tuesday. “We are very excited to welcome Brooks to Washington,” said MacLellan. “We feel Brooks’ leadership and experience will greatly enhance our defense for years to come. Brooks plays tough minutes against...
Goaltender Justin Peters has signed a two year contract with the Washington Capitals. Peters posted a 7-9-4 record with a .919 save percentage and a 2.50 goals-against average in 21 appearances with the Hurricanes this year. Following the season, Peters joined Team Canada as the third goalie at the World Championships, but didn’t see any ice time. Follow me on [...]
By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG)
Day one of the 2014 free agency period was absolute mayhem. As per usual, multiple free agents were offered ridiculous terms at unbelievable dollar figures. Others settled for more reasonable dollar figures and others, we are looking at you, Brad Richards, settled for startlingly low deals in an attempt to re-establish themselves as top...
Alot has happened over the offseason so far. No clue how those things will wind up.
That said, there is already a much different feel to the Penguins on-ice product. It seems fun again.
Some may counter with this:
We’d counter with this, this, and this:
The Dan Bylsma and Ray Shero North American initiative failed. It burnted up. Watching those who blindly supported it over...
The first shots of free agency have been fired and the Penguins were one of the first shooters signing former Buffalo Sabre Christian Ehrhoff.Go ahead, read the rest »
from Stan Fischler of The Fischerl Report,
* `Paul (The Overrated) Stastny to the Blues looks a lot better than it will be for St.Louis. This is a case of style -- or media hype -- over substance.
* Good, Stastny is; but not nearly exceptional as the deal he's got would indicate.
* The Babbling Brooks Orpik to the Capitals move has inspired a lot of anti-Orpik hostility...