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BROOKS ORPIK RUMORS & GOSSIP

What Exactly Is The ‘Capitals Way’?

from Alex Prewitt of Capitals Insider, ... since Trotz and his staff assembled in Washington, the idea of the “Capitals Way” has entered their lexicon, another one of the intangible concepts – think “culture change” or “Brooks Orpik’s leadership” – being preached so much. So what does this mean, exactly? What is the “Washington Capitals Way” Trotz wants...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Trotz On Brooks Orpik Playing For The Capitals

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Farewell to 44

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...
Via PenguinPoop
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Orpik said ‘we let the pressure get to us’ in Pittsburgh

Brooks Orpik has never been a guy to bite his tongue and when it came to looking back on his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins he didn’t hold back. Orpik spoke with Pittsburgh radio host Joe Starkey about growing up in the Penguins organization and playing for some really bad and really good teams. While winning the Stanley Cup in 2009 was the highlight, coming up short so many...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals sign Orpik: Defenseman bonded with Ovechkin at Olympics while trying to urinate

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps add another Brooks; add Orpik from Pittsburgh

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...
Via DC Sports-Kings
29 days ago  |  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 »
Via PensInitiative
29 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 26, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
March 30, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
February 06, 2014  |  2 Comments
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