from Alex Prewitt of Capitals Insider,
The money ($27.5 million) raised plenty of eyebrows. So did the contract’s length (five years). But inside the organization, General Manager Brian MacLellan and Coach Barry Trotz have stood firm on their opinion that Orpik patches a blue-line hole for the Capitals, lauding the veteran’s intangibles for support.
“I know that Mac’s...
I’ll never forget the day then-Penguins GM Craig Patrick chose defenseman Brooks Orpik with the 18th overall pick at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Having been fed a steady diet of Robert Domes, Milan Krafts, and Konstantin Koltzovs the selection of Orpik signaled an abrupt change in the Pens’ drafting philosophy.
“In the past, we haven’t emphasized the toughness as much,” head...
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...
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 »
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...
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...
Hey Brooks,How ya doing buddy? Do me a favor and have a seat over here real quick like.Go ahead, read the rest »
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...
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 »
In honor of the 12 years between Pittsburgh Penguins playoff games, we are happy to bring to you the product of a hockey starved mind. The name Chuck Norris is synonymous with the word tough. The question must be asked though, is he as tough as Pittsburgh Penguins Defenseman Brooks Orpik? No way! Here are [...]