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BROOKS ORPIK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Orpik, Niskanen and Reirdon return to Pittsburgh by @ChicksDigHockey

Brooks Orpik, Matt Niskanen  and Todd Reirden all return to CEC today for the first time since the summer of the shake-up.Reirden was a fixture in the Pens' organization since 2008 when he joined the WBS Pens coaching staff.  He made his way to the NHL behind the bench in 2010 and stayed there until he became part of the collateral damage from Bylsma's firing. The former NHL defenseman...
Via PensInitiative
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Historic Pic of the day 12-27

Brooks Orpik circa 2002. He wore 29 apparently. View image | gettyimages.com 0
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooks Orpik with some weird quotes about last season

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...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pick-A-Stick Winners Meet Brooks Orpik

"I grew up a fan of the game. When I see the fans, I reflect back on my youth and the guys that played the game that took time for me. It's our duty, our responsibility," Brooks Orpik told Caps Outsider.
Via Capitals Outsider
15 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
November 03, 2014  |  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
July 01, 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...
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

Shawn Thorton Attacks Brooks Orpik, Orpik leaves on a stretcher

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 »
Via PensInitiative
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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