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Brooks Orpik has wrist surgery

Defenseman Brooks Orpik had successful wrist surgery on Tuesday morning. The Capitals press release stated that Orpik will be ready for the start of the regular season, and that he will return to "full workout activities" in just two weeks. Last season, Orpik played in 78 games in his first year with the Capitals. Orpik signed a five-year, $27.75 million contract with the Capitals...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders fans continue bad behavior as Brooks Orpik gets hit with cup (video)

The Washington Capitals got a huge road victory Tuesday night, beating the New York Islanders in overtime 2-1 courtesy of an overtime winner from Nicklas Backstrom. As Capitals players slapped each other on the back and celebrated on the ice, what appears to be a beer cup comes flying onto the ice, hitting defenseman Brooks...Read More The post Islanders fans continue bad behavior...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agency Update: Washington Capitals Sign Brooks Orpik

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 »
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pens defenseman Orpik out for Game Five

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins will play tonight's crucial Game Five vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets without veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik. Orpik has been scratched from the lineup with an undisclosed injury. He also did not skate at Penguins practice on Friday. Both teams had Thursday off following the dramatics of Wednesday night's Game Four, when the Blue Jackets rallied...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Milbury bashes Brooks Orpik for Hit on Toews

It  is safe to say that Brooks Orpik's hit on Chicago Blackhawks' center, Jonathan Toews, will be talked about until your ears bleed for the next week or so. Of course, the NHL won't be able to celebrate anything positive, instead the NHL will have the likes of old-time hockey talking heads discussing whether or not Orpik's hit on Towes was illegal or not. Talking heads like Mike...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins’ Orpik embroiled in controversy after hard hit on Toews

Let me know if you’ve heard this one before: a hard hit by Brooks Orpik, a star player injured, and yet another mindless conversation about Orpik’s status as a dirty player. It’s almost a carbon-copy of the incident that happened early this season in Boston when Orpik belted Loui Ericsson near the blue-line, except this time Shawn Thornton wasn’t around to karate chop Orpik...
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bye Bye, Brooks Orpik by @Nick422

Hey Brooks,How ya doing buddy?  Do me a favor and have a seat over here real quick like.Go ahead, read the rest »
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: what to do with Brooks Orpik

In many ways, Brooks Orpik is the Original Penguin. Drafted in 2000, Orpik has been there through the lean years as well as the eventual rebuilding of the Penguins into a Stanley Cup Champion.  He is the longest tenured member of the team and no doubt a valuable presence off the ice and in the locker room. Having said that, it’s time Pittsburgh finally cut ties with the 33-year...
February 06, 2014  |  2 Comments

Penquins put Brooks Orpik on IR

The club announced Monday that the Pittsburgh Penguins have put Brooks Orpikon the injured reserve list. The 33 year old Orpik got hurt during an ugly incident against Boston on Saturday.He was jumped by one of the Bruins forwards, Shawn Thornton. Orpik was thrown to the ice and punched, briefly losing consciousness before getting stretchered off. He was later admitted to a local...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Shawn Thorton Attacks Brooks Orpik, Orpik leaves on a stretcher

One of the most malicious and violent attacks we have ever seen in the NHL.  Shawn Thorton of the Boston Bruins slew-foots Brooks Orpik from behind and continuously punches Orpik while Orpik is on his back on the ice. Thorton deserves to be suspended and needs to have criminal charges pressed on him. Just a total scumbag making a scumbag move.Go ahead, read the rest »
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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