Free agent hopefuls: Brooks Orpik

Who the heck is he? Is the guy any good? Is he going to bring us grit and size and Stanley Cup rings? A member of the 2014 USA men's Olympic team, Brooks Orpik is a 33-year-old defenseman currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins. To the manner born, Orpik was named after Miracle on Ice coach Herb Brooks who led the Americans to victory over the Soviet Union just months...
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Three Observations Heading Into Game 82 Between the Penguins and Senators

Rest Some of the Best? The Pittsburgh Penguins rested defenseman Brooks Orpik and forward Chris Kunitz in yesterday’s overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Both players are day-to-day and do not have long term injuries, according to Dan Bylsma. Will Bylsma rest some more players today? It is a possibility, especially since Pittsburgh has nine defensemen on their roster, which...
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Orpik’s future remains up in the air

Brooks Orpik has pulled on a Penguins sweater for 701 regular-season games since breaking into the NHL in 2002. Only four men — Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Jean Pronovost and Rick Kehoe — have done that more. All rank among the most-celebrated figures in franchise history, even though Lemieux is the only one to spend his entire career here. Orpik has done that so far, too...
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Jonathan Toews destroyed on vicious check from Brooks Orpik (video)

Not only did the Chicago Blackhawks go down by a score of 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, Jonathan Toews suffered an arm injury and was forced to leave the game after being on the receiving end of a violent, vicious and apparently, perfectly legal check (at least in the eyes of officials), from […] The post Jonathan Toews destroyed on vicious check from Brooks Orpik ...
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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...
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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...
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Brooks Orpik Annihilates Jonathan Toews With Questionable Hit

This hit by Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik will certainly get looked at by the Department of Safety. Orpik absolutely crushed Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, who left the game with an upper body injury. Toews looks like he hit his head multiple times on the play. [@MyRegularFace] The post Brooks Orpik Annihilates Jonathan Toews With Questionable Hit appeared...
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Jonathan Toews Leaves Game After Taking Huge Hit From Brooks Orpik (GIF)

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews left Sunday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with an apparent left arm injury after taking a huge hit from Brooks Orpik. Orpik drilled the Blackhawks forward into the boards during the second period, with Toews’ shoulder and head appearing to take the brunt of the contact. Toews favored his left arm as he got up and skated...
17 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  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

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