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Capitals Have Crucial Offseason Decisions To Make, Fans Snatching Up Tickets In Anticipation

View image | gettyimages.com General Manager Brian MacLellan and his Washington Capitals spent big during free agency last season. The signing of defenders Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen helped them finish in second in the Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division with a record of 45-26-11. This offseason, they aim to rebound from a second-round playoff exit, as goaltender Braden...
Via KCM Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Boyle Leaves Game 7 After Hit To Head From Brooks Orpik (GIF)

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has played on the edge his entire NHL career, and he went over it in Wednesday night’s Game 7 against the New York Rangers. New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle took a hit to the head from Orpik along the boards in the third period and was forced to leave the game. He didn’t return in regulation. No penalty was called on Orpik. GIF...
Via NESN.com
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Brooks Orpik levels Dan Boyle

This is the hit Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik put on Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle. Do you think that this is a dirty hit? Is there a suspension coming? Boyle left the game after the hit. @Dave_Schwartz cheap shot elbow to the head not called. — GPL (@GopherPuckLive) May 14, 2015 @DRdiabloTHW oh man. That's a lot of elbow to head :S — Callum Fraser (@CallumFraser18...
Via Goon's World
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Brooks Orpik levels Dan Boyle

Brooks Orpik crushed Dan Boyle in Game 7 between the Capitals and Rangers. Boyle entered the zone fairly low and Orpik was there to deliver a crunching check. At first, this looked like a bad hit by Orpik, but the replay clearly proved that Orpik never extended his elbow and didn’t leave his skates to make contact. There was plenty of contact to Boyle’s head, but he placed himself...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Embracing New Physical Identity

Brooks Orpik #44 of the Washington Capitals checks Mark Scheifele #55 of the Winnipeg Jets into the boards during second period action on March 21, 2015 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/NHLI via Getty Images) The Washington Capitals have completely changed their team identity. After years of play based on finesse and all out offense, the Washington...
Via The Sports Journal
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Matt Niskanen hits a beer bottle back into the stands

You might remember that Islanders fans nailed Brooks Orpik with a beer a couple games ago. Following the Islanders’ win in Game 6, fans tossed several cups and objects at the Capitals as they left the ice. The Caps looked pretty irritated (rightfully so) and Matt Niskanen took it upon himself to send a beer bottle back into the crowd. See ya #BYE #isles #bigwin #nocaps #bottleservice...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Matt Niskanen hits a beer bottle back into the stands

You might remember that Islanders fans nailed Brooks Orpik with a beer a couple games ago. Following the Islanders’ win in Game 6, fans tossed several cups and objects at the Capitals as they left the ice. The Caps looked pretty irritated (rightfully so) and Matt Niskanen took it upon himself to send a beer bottle back into the crowd. See ya #BYE #isles #bigwin #nocaps #bottleservice...
Via Bloguin Best
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Fan throws a beer at Brooks Orpik

We recently talked about Islanders fans and how they prematurely stole seats from the Nassau Coliseum. This time the story isn’t quite as quirky as one fan tossed a beer at Brooks Orpik following Washington’s Game 4 victory. Don’t. Throw. Things. On. The. Ice. The post Video: Fan throws a beer at Brooks Orpik appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Bloguin Best
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Fan throws a beer at Brooks Orpik

We recently talked about Islanders fans and how they prematurely stole seats from the Nassau Coliseum. This time the story isn’t quite as quirky as one fan tossed a beer at Brooks Orpik following Washington’s Game 4 victory. Don’t. Throw. Things. On. The. Ice. The post Video: Fan throws a beer at Brooks Orpik appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 22, 2015  |  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

Douchejuice Islander fan nails Capital Brooks Orpik with beer

Hey assholes? What are you doing? An Islanders fan nailed Washington Cap Brooks Orpik last night after Nicklas Backstrom tied up the Capitals-Islanders series at 2-2. GIF: Orpik gets a beer thrown at his head pic.twitter.com/XJPepEIlU5— Stephanie Vail (@myregularface) April 22, 2015Video:Complete and utter classless ********.[Kevin Draper]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories...
Via Bob's Blitz
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Isles fan throws beer at Brooks Orbik after Caps OT win (Video)

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orbik was the apparent target of a cup filled with beer that was thrown on the ice following Tuesday night's 3-2 OT win over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.Orbik was congratulating his teammates in the moments after the winning goal was scored when the cup came through, presumably thrown by a disgruntled Islanders fan. Orbik wasn...
Via Holdout Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Brooks Orpik Has Beer Thrown At His Head After OT Win

The Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders in overtime on Tuesday night to knot the series at 2 and some Islanders fans weren’t too happy. Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik had a beer chucked at his head (after taking a skate to the face earlier) but it seemed as though it mostly missed his head. […] The post Capitals’ Brooks Orpik Has Beer Thrown At His Head After...
Via Diehardsport
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington Capitals Brooks Orpik Hit With Flying Beer After Team Wins Game Against Islanders

This is just unreal. After Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal to give the Capitals the win over the Islanders Tuesday night a fan committed what should be considered a sin. Apparently unhappy about the result of the game he took his beer and chucked it at Brooks Orpik hitting him in the shoulder. As far as Orpik is concerned it was probably just a mild annoyance. He was about to hit...
Via FatManWriting
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

First Look at the Brooks Orpik Bobblehead

Earlier this week, we were lucky enough to find out the bobblehead to be given out at the Summer Inova Capitals Blood Drive will be defensemen Brooks Orpik.
Via Capitals Outsider
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooks Orpik Bobblehead on the Way!

A few nights ago, John Walton announced the next Inova Blood Drive bobblehead to be given away this summer. It's none other than Caps defenseman Brooks Orpik.
Via Capitals Outsider
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

#tbt That one game Brooks Orpik played on the fourth line.

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 ]
Via The Pensblog
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals' Orpik still uncertain for Winter Classic

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik will skate during warmups Thursday to determine if he will play in the Winter Classic Orpik didn't practice Wednesday as the team went through its paces on the outdoor rink at Nationals Park. He injured his right knee Monday night against the New York Islanders. Coach Barry Trotz said Orpik was doing better and that there...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals D Orpik (knee) questionable for Winter Classic

  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  |  Discuss

Caps' Orpik (knee) questionable for Winter Classic

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Historic Pic of the day 12-27

Brooks Orpik circa 2002. He wore 29 apparently. View image | gettyimages.com 0
Via The Pensblog
December 26, 2014  |  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
December 26, 2014  |  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
December 13, 2014  |  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
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