Dateline – [January 29, 2008.]
Brooks Orpik played on the fourth line because Michel Therrien was sick of him. Kind of amazing to think Orpik turned it around and has now made about 50 million playing defense.
Pens won the game that night. [ When in Rome. Pens win ]
The Washington Capitals could be without defenseman Brooks Orpik for the Winter Classic on Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Orpik injured his right knee Monday night against the New York Islanders. Capitals coach Barry Trotz says Orpik's availability will be a game-time decision. Orpik says he was feeling better Tuesday, but the injury is more painful than previous knee...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014
Josh Yohe interviewed Brooks Oprik, and Orpik said some weird things. [ TRIB ]
“There was something not right last year,” said Orpik, 34. “I guess stale is a good word. Something needed to change. I thought guys were affected by the outside pressure. There is a standard in Pittsburgh that is tough. We’d win games, and people would still be criticizing us. People were saying...
Merely 24 hours after a 4-3 loss in Tampa Bay, the Washington Capitals were brought to their knees in a 6-5 loss to the Arizona Coyotes Sunday night. The loss slipped right through Washington’s fingers, as a 3-1 lead dissolved before the team’s eyes.
Washington came out strong in their Nov. 2 contest against Arizona. Led by Tom Wilson, fresh off an ankle injury, Nicklaus Backstrom...
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 rallied...
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 »