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Brooks Orpik’s Future Could Be the Key to the Caps’ Offseason

Photo: Geoff Burke/USA Today After winning the Presidents’ Trophy for the second consecutive year, the Capitals failed to get past the Pittsburgh Penguins, who went on to win their second championship in a row. After the expectations were sky high once again and the Caps failed to reach them, some people suggested that the Caps overhaul their lineup and trade Alex Ovechkin. With...
Via NoVa Caps
11 days ago

Sidney Crosby reaching 1,000 career points is one of the greatest accomplishments in NHL history

In this scoring-deprived era in the NHL, reaching 1,000 points is an impressive milestone. It signifies a player has been at least very productive for a long time. Many times, like with Henrik Sedin last month, it happens when a player is reaching the end of his career. Sometimes, like with Alex Ovechkin last month or Joe Thornton a few years back, a player has a good amount left...
Via The Comeback
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

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

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 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

Washington Capitals end Week 0-3

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...
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November 03, 2014  |  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...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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