BROOKS ORPIK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Barry Trotz is disappointed with Brooks Orpik suspension

Brooks Orpik was suspended three games on Sunday by the National Hockey League for his hit to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta. Maatta was injured on the play and won’t suit up on Monday in Game 3 against the Capitals. Orpik accepted the punishment, saying he made “a bad mistake” while even telling the NHL he thought it was fair. It’s a surprise to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Brooks Orpik suspended three games for hit to head on Maatta

The NHL announced on Sunday that Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has been suspended three games for his late hit to the head against Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta during Saturday’s Game 2 playoff matchup. Orpik was given a two-minute interference penalty on the play after he drilled the defenseless Maatta, knocking him out of the game. Washington's Brooks...
Via The Comeback
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brooks Orpik lays a high and late hit on Olli Maatta

There have been a few ugly hits in this year’s playoffs, but this one from Brooks Orpik on Olli Maatta may the worst of the bunch. Orpik with a completely unnecessary, dangerous hit pic.twitter.com/ctlPfDT7ZM — Sons of Penn (@SonsofPenn) May 1, 2016 Another angle: possible reasonable explanations: has a bet going to see what it takes to get suspended in the playoffs...
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April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Brooks Orpik takes a nasty hit from Ryan White

Ryan White is starting to get a reputation around the league and it isn’t anything to write home about. He is adding to his less than sterling reputation with a hit on Brooks Orpik that left the defenseman dazed and confused. The hit is borderline in every sense of the term. Is the puck already gone? Yes. Did White come all the away across the ice to make the hit? Yes. Is there...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Brooks Orpik Carried Off Ice After Vicious Hit by Flyers’ Ryan White

WASHINGTON — Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik was carried off the ice after taking a brutal hit from Flyers forward Ryan White 12 minutes into the second period of Game Three on Monday. Orpik is currently being evaluated and is questionable to return, the Capitals say, but he didn’t appear in great shape leaving the ice. (Warning: The footage below is not pretty.) Orpik injured...
Via CBS DC
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Brooks Orpik extracts tooth with towel during Caps win (vids)

In Installment No. Infinity to “Hockey Players Are The Toughest Athletes On The Planet (And Also The Most Dentally Challenged), Brooks Orpik was captured on camera during the Washington Capitals’ 2-0 Game 1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers extracting his own busted-up tooth. The cause of the improvised, emergency oral surgery was prompted by the defenseman getting caught...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 15, 2016  |  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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 22, 2015  |  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...
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...
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February 06, 2014  |  2 Comments
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