Brooks Orpik (born September 26, 1980) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman, an alternate captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Shawn Thornton Kris Letang Sidney Crosby Tyler Kennedy James Neal Pittsburgh Penguins Chris Kunitz Deryk Engelland Matt Niskanen Craig Adams Evgeni Malkin Matt Cooke Pascal Dupuis Joe Vitale Dustin Jeffrey Boston Bruins Robert Bortuzzo
Brooks Orpik taken to hospital and pronounced "conscious" and "alert". Sadly, the same could not be said for Shawn Thornton during the game.
I somehow became a hockey fan as a six- or seven-year-old living in Pittsburgh and I have had a serious love affair with the game ever since. But I am deeply troubled -- and have been for a while -- about the way the game is played. What happened in the Penguins-Bruins game in Boston on Dec. 7, 2013, has me re-thinking my passion for this game. First, Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik hit Bruins winger Loui Eriksson in the first period. Many believe it was a dirty hit. I have watched this play repeatedly, and though I am a diehard Penguins' fan, I really don't see the penalty. It was unfortunate that Eriksson was hurt. But the subsequent fiasco is all that is wrong with hockey. First, the Bruins' Shawn Thornton tried to get Orpik to fight, as if that would solve the problem and reverse Eriksson's concussion. Orpik refused to fight, not because he was afraid or not tough, but because he is smart and knew the Penguins' situation. The Penguins are missing two of their top four defensemen, Rob Scuderi and ...
Shawn Thornton of Boston Bruins loses cool, crosses line in attack on Brooks Orpik of Pittsburgh Penguins
I'm no rocket surgeon but have to think Shawn Thornton will get in-person hearing for knocking down Brooks Orpik and KO…
It's 2 a.m. Can I talk about how mad I am that Shawn Thornton INJURED Brooks Orpik? Like? What the *** Where's the *** ?!
Anybody else think the James Neal knee to Brad Marchand was more egregious than Shawn Thornton punching Brooks Orpik?
Penguins' Brooks Orpik leaves on stretcher after punch from Bruins' Shawn Thornton
Ugly first period mars feel-good comeback win - The Bruins may have won the game in thrilling fashion, but the sight of Brooks Orpik leaving on a stretcher, and the actions of Shawn Thornton that put him there, make it hard to enjoy the win.
Well, the NHL has made news in a bad way. In a Pittsburgh Penguins/Boston Bruins game, things got a bit ugly. First, Brad Marchand took a knee to the head by James Neal when he was on the ice. Which caused a confrontation and during that Shawn Thornton skated up behind Brooks Orpik, grabbed him, and started to punch him. Orpik never even defended himself and ended up leaving the game on a stretcher. It's already been announced that Neal and Thornton will have hearings with the Safety Board on Monday. James Wisniewski, Columbus BlueJackets, will miss the next two games due to an upper-body injury. They also announced that Matt Calvert has an upper-body injury and Jared Boll suffered a setback in his recovery from some foot injury.
Dear NHL, Please just get rid of fighting and the mindless thugs like Shawn Thornton who only have jobs because they can punch people in the face while on skates. Thank you VIDEO: Brooks Orpik carted off after Shawn Thornton knocks him out
Shawn Thornton skates up to Brooks Orpik, throws him to the ice and begins to punch him.
FOXSports.com Pens' Brooks Orpik out of hospital ESPN (blog) Orpik was jumped, thrown to the ice and punched twice in the head by the Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton during a stoppage in play at 11:06 of the first period of the Bruins' 3-2 win at TD Garden. Thornton was handed a match penalty and...
Well alright. It's been determined that both players injured during the game will be ok, so i've reviewed the situation, watched the replays, and I have an opinion now. So it all starts with a very physical opening in the 1st, and Brooks Orpik targets Eriksson high, forcing him to leave the game and sustain a concussion. Thornton attempts to respond. Orpik denies Thornton's open challenge and refuses to fight him. Scrums happen, Marchand goes down and takes a knee to the head from James Neal. Bruins respond again and this time Shawn Thornton takes matters into his own hands, throws Orpik to the ice and punches him a few times while he's down.. Now lets do the math here. Two significant events in this game happens on the Penguins account. One of which resulting in injury. A high hit on Eriksson and a knee to the head of Marchand. The Bruins however only account for one. Yes, what Thornton did was inexcusable and he should be suspended for his actions. But how can any Pittsburgh fans for one seco ...
Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik left the Penguins-Bruins game on a stretcher after he was attacked by Bruins forward Shawn Thornton.
Shawn Thornton post game - Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton speaks after the game about his play that caused an injury to Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Brooks Orpik. - With NHL Network Online you get all hockey, all access, all the time, live and direct around the league, every goal of every ga...
How I see Shanny's explanation video "Hi, I'm Brendan Shanahan head of player safety for the NHL, Saturday night in Boston an incident occared in the 1st period, Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton commits 1st degree assault on Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik and was given a match penalty on the play, Orpik was injured on the play and had to be carried out on a stretcher, Thornton has no previous history of fines and or suspensions, Orpik while injured traveled with his team back to Pittsburgh, The NHL has decided to deem this a good hockey play, no fine or suspension will be handed out, the NHL also rescinds the match penalty called on the play based on the fact Thornton is a good ole Canadian boy who's honest and doesn't wear a visor and Orpik is a wimpy visor wearing American." ::Makes arm pit fart::
For the record, I'm no fan of Brooks Orpik but *** Shawn Thornton is failure at life!
Here is the video of Shawn Thornton suckering Brooks Orpik, that leads to Orpik being carried off on a stretcher. You miss Neal's knee to the head of Marchand directly before this, only seeing the aftermath.
Its too bad that James Neal won't receive the same suspension that Shawn Thornton will. Brooks Orpik had two chances to defend himself and passed on the opportunity, yet there will be less games sat with a blatant knee to the back of Marchands head who could not see it coming. Bullsh.
If I did what Shawn Thornton did to Brooks Orpik tonight, I WILL be locked up.
Boston's Shawn Thornton addresses the media after an ugly incident between the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins. Thornton jumped on Brooks Orpik and started punching him.
BOSTON -- Shawn Thornton is someone who usually abides by hockey's code, but on Saturday night, he obviously crossed the line. Thornton was given a match penalty after attacking Brooks Orpik in the...
Boston's Brooks Orpik is thrown to the Ice by Shawn Thornton and punched several times to the head during a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins.
Just saw the video of Brooks Orpik carried on a stretcher. Hope Shawn Thornton gets not only suspended for a while, but gets fined a lump sum of money as well.
Nearing tears in front of his locker stall in the Bruins locker room after Saturday’s 3-2 win over the Penguins, an emotionally shaken Shawn Thornton apologized for his first-period attack on Brooks Orpik in the first period that sent the Penguins defenseman to the hospital.
What a dirt fest in the Boston/Pittsburgh game tonight. Dunno what was worse, Shawn Thornton KO-ing Brooks Orpik or James Neal kneeing Brad Marchand in the head?
Shawn Thornton deeply regrets hit on Brooks Orpik: via
After a very chippy first period, the Pens are winning 2-1. However, Brooks Orpik had to be taken off the ice in a stretcher when Thornton pulled Orpik down to the ice and took two very unnecessary shots at him. Orpik was down and defenseless while he was being hit. Send up prayers for Brooks gals!
Brooks Orpik is a class act true hockey player. Never want to see this.
Problems with the Pittsburgh Penguins 1. Defense - this will be ALWAYS the number one problem with the team. Now, we have some injuries that we need to get passed, it is going to be a tough month of December for the Penguins what with Paul Martin being out with a fractured tibia, and Rob Scuderi still out. There are holes on D. Don't worry, these guys WILL be back when they are healthy and ready to go, but in the meantime people need to step it up on D. Number 1: Kris Letang. You need to play your position better. It is that simple. You can be an impressive defense man without scoring goals! These turnovers that lead to goals time and time again is unacceptable. Also your passing is shoddy, and your ability to keep the puck in the zone is atrocious. 2. Brooks Orpik, hit a guy sometime this century, you are beginning to show your age and you are scaring everybody. And 3. Robert Bortuzzo. There, I said it. He is like 7 feet tall. WE NEED THAT SIZE ON OUR TIME! REMEMBER HAL GIL? He was a mons ...
We spoke with Brooks Orpik about his healthy habits: Anyone else reevaluating their dinner plans?
Getting ready then heading to Johnstown for the Tomahawks game tonight! Lets Go Tomahawks! Also Pens take on the Leafs in Toronto! Lets Go Pens! Good luck to my boys Brandon Sutter♥, Craig Adams♥, Matt Niskanen, Pascal Dupuis, Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby, Joe Vitale, Olli Maatta, Brooks Orpik, Jussi Jokinen, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Deryk Engelland, Rob Scuderi, Robert Bortuzzo, Jeff Zatkoff and the rest of the team! Good luck to my Flyers, Devils, Sharks, Sabres, Hawks and Preds! Need me text the cell!
What a night! Sidney Crosby has his 8th career (regular season) hat trick. Brooks Orpik scores his first in 110 games. And Matt Niskanen gets the game-winning goal with 18.6 seconds to go. And there are people who DON'T like hockey!? 3-2-1 Pens Win.
The Pens came out of Florida with at least one win. They beat the Lightning thanks to Sidney Crosby's 8 career hat trick and a late power play goal by Matt Niskanen with under a minute to play. Richard Panik tripped Pens defenseman Brooks Orpik right in front of a referee which allowed the Pens to go on the power play. Niskanen scored the goal with Malkin and Crosby assisting. For the second straight game the Penguins penalty killing struggled giving up two goals. Not only did it struggle, it's also the lazy penalties the team is taking. Hooking and holding calls are usually associated as being lazy penalties. The Penguins power play went 3-5 on the night. Crosby got the other two power play goals. The Pens also out shot the Lightning and got the better of them in the faceoff circle as well. Next up for the Penguins is a visit from the Edmonton Oilers at home Tuesday night. It also should be noted for anyone keeping score that the Philadelphia Flyers (or should I say Cryers) got thumped again last night a ...
Woo Pens beat the lightning 5-4! Goals by Sid(3), Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen! Nice to get the first of many road wins under our belts! My new display pic is now 1-0! Bring on the Oilers Tuesday! Lets Go Pens! My Johnstown Tomahawks boys also won tonight in a shootout! Way to go Tomahawks! Lets Go Tomahawks and Pens!
First penalty of the game with Joakim Andersson off for high-sticking the Penguins' Brooks Orpik late in the first period.
Calgary sends Alex Edler,Dave Bolland,Curtis Glencross and Evgeni Nabokov to Florida for Zach Parise, Brooks Orpik and Jeremy Smith.
MT Takeaways from our big post today (Paul Martin, Kris Letang = very good. Brooks Orpik = not so good
Gets new slap shot accuracy coach. Brooks Orpik.
What to Do What to do. Iginla made $7 million US a season. He will have to take a pay cut to stay in Pittsburgh. The Penguins have 18 players under contract for next season and only $7.9 million in space under the $64.3-million salary cap. Unrestricted free agents: Craig Adams ($675,000), Matt Cooke ($1.8-million), Pascal Dupuis ($1.5-million), Mark Eaton ($725,000), Iginla ($7-million), Morrow ($4.1-million), Murray ($2.5-million). Restricted free agents: Robert Bortuzzo ($525,000), Dustin Jeffrey ($625,000), Tyler Kennedy ($2-million). Next season will enter the final year of their contracts before they're eligible to become unrestricted free agents. Evgeni Malkin ($8.7 million), Chris Kunitz, ($3.725 million), Brooks Orpik ($3.75 million), Kris Letang ($3.5 million) and Matt Niskanen ($2.3 million). Penguins could get cap relief by buying out Fleury and his $5-million cap hit. If Bylsma stays as coach, he wants the 28-year-old Fleury, who has two years left on his deal, to be his goalie. "He's our No. ...
Can I get a witness? Pens 3-0 with a goal by Kris Letang, his 1st of the playoffs, assists by Tyler Kennedy...Kennedy and Brooks Orpik! Billy, how awesome was that goal, buddy?
The Pittsburgh goal scored by Kris Letang! Assisted by Tyler Kennedy, and Brooks Orpik! Time of the goal 12:48 of the 2nd period!
I despise Ottawa. Chris Neil is a Punk. Jared Cowen is dirty. Erik Karlsson is a crybaby. I just hope at the end of the game... Brooks Orpik kills someone.
UNIONDALE. N.Y. -- Brooks Orpik was not the most unlikely overtime hero Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum. Backup goalies Marc-Andre Fleu..
Brooks Orpik. Brooks Orpik was the man that scored the game winning goal in overtime to clinch Game 6 and the series win for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the upstart New York Islanders. With the...
Brooks Orpik talks with media after Game 6:
The Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the New York Islanders for the OT win to advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the NHL playoffs. Brooks Orpik scored 7:49 into overtime, and the Penguins overcame three one-goal deficits in Game 6 to eliminate the Islanders with a 4-3 victory. Orpik, a defenseman, took a shot from the left point that might have clipped Islanders forward Brad Boyes on its way past goalie Evgeni Nabokov. The Penguins advanced to face the Ottawa Senators in the second round of the playoffs. The Islanders were just 5:16 away from sending the series back to Pittsburgh for one more game when another defenseman, Paul Martin, got the Penguins even for the third time. Evgeni Malkin assisted on the tying and winning goals. The teams had alternated wins since the Penguins took the opener 5-0 at home. Pittsburgh got into position to advance to the second round for the first time since 2010 when it won 4-0 in Game 5. In Game 6 top-seeded Pittsburgh trailed by one goal three times before f ...
Brooks Orpik scores in overtime of Game 6 to win the series against the New York Islanders.
Brooks Orpik's Blistering missle in OT sends Penguins to the Second Round of Stanley Cup Playoffs
James Neal and Brooks Orpik both on for the Penguins in warmup.
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that captain Sidney Crosby will return to their lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Friday night, having missed action since March 30 after breaking his jaw on an errant Brooks Orpik shot. … Continue reading →
“James Neal and Brooks Orpik are the only players absent from morning skate.”
Pittsburgh C Joe Vitale (lower body) is probable and D Brooks Orpik (lower body) is questionable tonight versus the Islanders.
I would rather be hit in the face by a Brooks Orpik slap shot than see or hear anything more about the NFL draft.
straight to the chops. Brooks Orpik missed by a country mile. Don't think he's shot the puck since.
"the shot that hit Crosby". Brooks Orpik shot deflects off Brad Boyes' stick and hits Crosby.
I think it was deflected, but it was from Brooks Orpik, so it had some speed.
I've been critical of him this year but missing link over last two games has been Brooks Orpik. That can't be ignored.
maybe not the best comparison, but their whole team is Kris Letang and they need a couple Brooks Orpik's
He was not impressed when asked about Brooks Orpik.
With Brooks Orpik out of the lineup, who is the other assistant captain with Geno And Kunitz?
And smashed extra puss lol, pretty sure thats why brooks hit em in the mouth, so orpik could get laid
Brooks orpik isn't playin tn? Good, no goals from behind the net then.
Marty St Louis or Stamkos should really thank Brooks Orpik when they give their Art Ross acceptance speech. Sid was just that good
So Marty St. Louis or Steven Stamkos will win the Art Ross Trophy over Sidney Crosby & it's entirely Brooks Orpik's fault. *shrugs*
Brooks Orpik: Only defensemen that was able to stop Sidney Crosby all year...
From Josh Yohe of the Trib: Brooks Orpik & Joe Vitale are both day-to-day (lower body injuries).
Crosby is still getting dental work done... *** Orpik!!! Jk.. I love Brooks
Brooks Orpik: Injury: Orpik won't play tonight. | Orpik suffered a lower body injury in the first period on Tu...
Brooks Orpik isn't playing tonight, so I'm just gonna start crying now.
Sidney Crosby had a dental appointment today. No update on him. Brooks Orpik and Joe Vitale both back in Pitt with lower-body injuries.
I’m slightly nervous about Brooks Orpik’s injury. Things are awfully quiet on that front. Almost too quiet.
any news on Brooks Orpik's condition?
Brooks Orpik is not on the ice today, but James Neal seems to be getting really close to playing.
Haven't seen Brooks Orpik at morning skate in Jersey.
I guess in conclusion. Marty St. Louis should say "I'd like to thank Brooks Orpik"...
If you want to admire someone, think about Brooks Orpik.
even with the cap the way it is? How do you feel about buying out Brooks Orpik?
It's just annoying to see Crosby's season basically marginalized and discounted to a degree because of Brooks Orpik's bad shot.
Cutch with his best Brooks Orpik impression.
Hey double M any word on the Brooks Orpik injury? All I've heard is possible lower body injury
signed Heath Miller helmet and Brooks Orpik puck! words can't express how thankful I am! 😁
Great piece on the Brooks Orpik: A great guy and hope he plays at home for the rest of his career.
Orpik The Newest penguin hurt no up date.
whats the word on Brooks Orpik after last night?
Still upset that Brooks Orpik ruined my fantasy hockey championship run
Brooks Orpik should not shoot the puck ever again. Sid had multiple trophies in the bag this year. Now ovi is in mvp race. St. Louis w pts
The Tenured Defenseman: Thirteen years ago, Brooks Orpik – a teenager out of Boston College who played a matur...
Just saw Brooks Orpik walking around the hallways of with a Black and Gold "Boston Strong" T-shirt on. Penguins are a classy bunch
Pittsburgh Penguins: Defenseman Brooks Orpik left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.
When Pavel Datsyuk wins the Hart he better thank Brooks Orpik for shooting a puck a Crosby's face, ***
Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik left tonight's game in the first period with a lower-body injury and will be...
I am really hoping that Brooks Orpik is alright. Can't afford to lose him now...
Brooks Orpik out with lower body injury... HOW ABOUT NO
And not a good night for Brooks Orpik “good night! Not a good night for
Think Sabres goal was a high-stick but will probably count. Only thing that matters is Brooks Orpik's health.
"UPDATE: Brooks Orpik, lower body. Will not return." Honestly could we go one single day game without an injury!!! Get Well Orpik
UPDATE: Brooks Orpik, lower body. Will not return.
Brooks Orpik receives Player’s Player Award. Voted by players for teammate who exemplifies leadership & teamwork. It’s his 3rd consecutive
Brooks Oprik likes shutting guys like Steven Stamkos down. - Bob Errey. (Too bad Brooks Orpik can't do that anymore)
College hockey has definitely grown up - From today's PG. w/thoughts from Brooks Orpik, Ray Shero & more
Breaking: Brooks Orpik has a new sponsor!
So, I had a dream last night that Brooks Orpik was helping me move furniture into my apt and Geno was riding a unicycle in the basement.
I've just started using Brooks Orpik jokes and I'm not stopping for three years.
So with Matt Tennyson scoring a point tonight, does that make him the 2nd Bay Area player with a point after Brooks Orpik?
"Too bad Brooks Orpik's contract isn't up after this year" Is what Ray Shero should be thinking right now.
Brooks orpik shot Sydney Crosby a hot load in his mouth
Accurate representation I drew of you and brooks orpik
Had to be dumb luck, 2013 Brooks Orpik was involved.
And the award for deadliest snipe of the year goes to: Brooks Orpik
Brooks Orpik & Jerome Iginla's conversation after Sid took a puck to the jaw on Saturday:
Armstrong with a Brooks Orpik shot in that last breakaway
*BREAKING NEWS* NHL suspends Brooks Orpik for remainder of the season for literally injuring the face of the NHL
Brooks Orpik is now my favorite Penguin.
Orpik shot the puck at my face because he's just jealous I get more *** than him, NOBODY CAN RUIN THIS FACE BROOKS. NOBODY.
"Gets new slap shot accuracy coach, Brooks Orpik."
Brooks Orpik, his own teammate lolz
C Sidney Crosby has announced from his hospital bed that he will never forgive Brooks Orpik from missing the net by 20 feet!
Gets new slap shot accuracy coach, Brooks Orpik.
At least it was a blast from Brooks Orpik .. if it was Kris Letang, he'd have a concussion
No. 10 Brooks Orpik takes down No. 7 Max Pacioretty to advance to the quarterfinals in
Brooks Orpik attempts to knock off Max Pacioretty today Where are the fans?
Another day of is underway between Max Pacioretty and Brooks Orpik.
After 24 games, Brooks Orpik and Kris Letang take a hard look at the Penguins and where they stand.
Can't choose but work with Yunel Escobar + Brooks Orpik & Macklemore vids are pretty high up there.
Brooks Orpik said after morning skate there's been a lot of internal discussion about Pens defensive play after allowing 6 goals vs Montreal
So Brooks Orpik is back with Letang and Despres might be benched. This makes complete sense
Hey Ron Cook, I know you adore Brooks Orpik, but it’s ok to criticize him after Saturday’s debacle
Oh yea and he called brooks orpik .. Brooks orpeak.. Claiming the I is pronouced ea bc he canadian and Orpik is American.
"Dear Mr Shero. Please trade Brooks Orpik and Tyler Kennedy. Trade to Buffalo for Tyler Meyers or to Calgary for Iginla."
Everytime I see Brooks Orpik I feel like he's staring deep into my soul.
In defense of Brooks Orpik- +2 on a team not playing consistently on the back-check and creating bad neutral zone turnovers.
Awkward moment when Brooks Orpik has more points than Tyler Kennedy...
I really want a Brooks Orpik jersey!
Thanks, Brooks Orpik, for video on how NOT to play D net front. Remember when Therrien played you at winger in '08? Let's bring that back!
If that were the case, Brooks Orpik would be running away with the Art Ross.
Queue the Brooks Orpik If you can play, you can play video directly after lol “Please score the game-winner TK”
Tyler Kennedy or Brooks Orpik will score the game-winner in this game. Because that's how hockey works.
I feel that I should point out that Brooks Orpik just blinked. Oh yeah and Kunitz just scored.
Brooks Orpik is still a good hockey player. He's just at the stage of his career where he needs a reliable partner.
Friendly reminder that Brooks Orpik isn't that good anymore.
Brooks Orpik - Kris Letang deserve quite a bit of blame as well. They're getting killed.
Brook Lopez blocks out better than Brooks Orpik.
Is starting to get the impression that does not like Brooks Orpik.
Brooks Orpik and Kris Letang have been on the ice for all four goals against for the Penguins tonight. Might be time to split them up.
Brooks Orpik had five hits in one shift. Never criticize him.
Did Brooks Orpik eat some of those delicious Montreal hot dogs before the game?
There is no earthly reason for Brooks Orpik to take another shift in this game.
Brooks Orpik talks all the time about mistakes other guys are making when he makes more errors than everybody else combined. Get rid of him
Brooks Orpik on the ice for every goal allowed tonight. Vokoun now 20 goals allowed in his last 4 games played. Unreal.
But according to Paul Steigerwald Brooks Orpik is the sole reason for Martin’s good year so far!?!
Brooks Orpik has been awful all year. On the ice for every goal again tonight
This has been Brooks Orpik's worst game since his rookie year. Responsible for that icing before the Subban goal and -4 on the night.
All Brooks Orpik is good for is hitting, he is absolutely terrible.
Orpik completely stopped playing to shove a player. This has been a rare bad game for Brooks. He's been on the ice for all 4 goals against.
Kris Letang and Brooks Orpik are both currently minus 4. Excuse me Dan but maybe some of the other defensemen could play.
trade Brooks Orpik for whatever somebody will give you for him. Please. For the love of God.
If you watch the Habs tying goal, Brooks Orpik barely moved for the entire 6 seconds remaining. What a plug. To the bench with you!
Can Tyler Kennedy and Brooks Orpik get a 2-for-1 ‘Old Yeller Special?’
Brooks Orpik is looking like Aki Berg tonight. Brutal.
Pittsburgh goal scored by Matt Cooke assited by brooks orpik
Who calls out Brooks Orpik after this one? Mike T? Just like old times?
Brooks Orpik has been steadily declining for at least two years now. And very few people want to admit it, including the Penguins.
And I wore my Orpik shersey today... DO IT SOME JUSTICE, BROOKS
Brooks orpik shut down defensemen? His play of late makes that hard to believe
Brooks Orpik is absolutely horrible in front of the net.
Everyone blaming Letang only for that goal. Is Brooks Orpik above reproach to y'all?
Brooks Orpik is James Harrison on skates. Old, slow, done.
How much did Brooks Orpik pay to watch this game from the ice?
"Hey ill let u just skate in front of the net and score" - Brooks Orpik
This has not been Brooks Orpik's best week of hockey.
Brooks Orpik has been brutal the past 3 games.
Brooks orpik needs to make sure to watch Brandon Proust in the rebound
Brooks Orpik looked slow there and pass pass, in
If Brooks Orpik doesn't want to finish his checks find him a seat in the press box
Fun Fact: Erik Cole requested a trade to the Western Conference because he knew Brooks Orpik was going to be in Montreal tonight
Kunitz is my favorite penguin, then Matt Cooke, then brooks orpik, then letang, and now I add Simone despres to my list.
Tanner Glass looks a lot like Brooks Orpik. Woah.
Brooks Orpik had the number three hit of the young season. I'll take it
Does anybody have Brooks Orpik's telephone number? I'm in need of it
At this point in time I would say Brooks Lopez boxes out better than Brooks Orpik.
What are your thoughts on the hit of the millennium by Brooks Orpik?
"I'm Brooks Orpik, if you're *** don't play." That's all I got from that commercial.
So my Dad saw Brooks Orpik at work today and he says its no big deal. Dad! Come on here!!
SIGNING ALERT: BROOKS ORPIK will be appearing Friday March 8th from 8:30-8pm
yeah! I don't think brooks orpik had any typical monster hits, fleury wasnt good either, I can't tell whose better him or vokoun
"you could throw a blanket over the area where they scored four goals tonight" -Brooks Orpik.
When asked if Pens problems are personel or execution...Brooks Orpik "That's for someone else (to decide), not me".
If I knew that's all it took - I'd have an idol of Pascal Dupuis and Brooks Orpik and pray to Rob Francis.
I hope Brooks Orpik lits up Jordan Staal and knocks his head off.
So excited to spend the evening with my two incredible boyfriends, Brooks Orpik and Kris Letang. And my Tampa Bay love, Ryan Malone. Oh, and my husband too. :) It's a hockey night in Pittsburgh! LET'S GO PENS!
Brooks Orpik was named after Herb Brooks. both very important to the Mindblowing
Dan Byslma raised eyebrows when he decided to pair defensive defensemen Brooks Orpik and Paul Martin together. Today's game against the Devils showed Bylsma's vision in action, it frees Kris Letang to make a huge difference for the Pens.
Brooks Orpik, rob gronkowski, nick and marcus foligno,
Joffrey Lupul is in the dressing room. He appeared to be hit by a shot and get slashed by Brooks Orpik at the same time.
Its only the beginning of a shorten NHL season but I am really impressed how the Pens started out and the Play of Paul Martin along side of Brooks Orpik. Tanner Glass and Brandon Sutter will fill the defense role of the departed Staal. Really like the back up goalie Tomas Vokoun. Flower will be rested for the playoffs an not burned out like the last two years. I feel this spring will be fun watching the quest for Lord Stanley's Cup!
The majority of Pittsburgh’s blue line is set entering the 2012-13 season, as defensemen Kris Letang, Brooks Orpik, Paul Martin and Matt Niskanen are all back this year and are virtually guaranteed four spots on the Penguins’ back end. But with top-four blueliner Zbynek Michalek traded back to Phoenix at the 2012 NHL Draft, there will be a healthy competition between the wealth of blueliners in the Penguins organization for spots in Pittsburgh’s defensive rotation. Nine defensemen are at training camp this week. Defensemen Robert Bortuzzo, Simon Despres and Brian Strait – who have been playing for Pittsburgh's top minor-league affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL) – join Letang, Orpik, Martin, Niskanen, Deryk Engelland and Ben Lovejoy. Take a look at the defensemen in the mix to crack the Penguins’ roster this season:
D Brooks Orpik coming up at 8:40 am plus..Comedian and Pittsburgh's own Billy Gardell at 9 am
this week Jack Wilson released a single, which is now my favorite Pittsburgh anthem ever. Lyrics: "My city is the freshest, like the Portland of the Midwest it's important that we stress how much we love our city, yes from Homestead to Coraopolis, and valleys in between we live in different neighborhoods but root for the same teams and chasing the same dreams, erasing a rough past stay butter like production from Huggy or Dj Buspass tough as the Bus McCutch or Brooks Orpik tax free corporate, score more than a Pitt forward Warhol from a poor hood, spread wings far as his span could simply flipped the script by selling silkscreens of a canned good some dudes panhandle for fans, I manhandle jams one hand on a Permanti's spitting sweet talk - candied yams *** he's hamming it up in front of the camera now man, we ran the gamut on your current flavor profile it's so foul what goes down in hometowns, there's no doubt it doesn't make a difference cuz I broke out, I'm po, broke and dope now the buzz is like a ...
Penguins' apology MONDAY, 07 JANUARY 2013 13:04 WRITTEN BY DAVE MOLINARI The Penguins posted this statement from co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle and CEO David Morehouse on their website today: To our Penguins Fans and Community: We offer our apology. There is nothing we can say to explain or excuse what has happened over the past four months. However, now that the NHL is back, we want to assure you that the Pittsburgh Penguins will do everything we can to regain your trust and show how much we value your amazing support. The sounds of skates churning across the ice and pucks banging against the glass are returning to CONSOL Energy Center. That means a healthy Sidney Crosby is about to rejoin NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin, first-team All-Star James Neal, Marc-Andre Fleury, Kris Letang, Brooks Orpik and others as we begin our quest to bring the Stanley Cup back to Pittsburgh. We want to thank you for your patience and your loyalty to the Penguins. We hope to repay it many times over. Our commitment to winnin ...
now that the NHL lockout is over, the Penguins are gonna have to hire a crew to go find half the team...kinda like the beginning of "Major League", Brooks Orpik is probably playing in some penal league somewhere, Deryk Engelland is probably dead
Let their be hockey! Brooks orpik can finally start giving out free candy again!
Crosby is already tied for the scoring lead with Malkin and Ovechkin is already looking over his shoulder for Brooks Orpik.
Shorter than Brooks Orpik's stint as winger!
Saw a Brooks Orpik jersey at the Walleye game. Who the *** likes that guy?
I'm starting to see some trusted sources hinting that our long, North American nightmare of a lockout may be winding down. Stay tuned; this could get very interesting...or it could all go to crap really quickly too.
Meeting brooks orpik while getting my Tiffany's necklace fixed highlight of my break 👍
Military hockey players might be the most intense people I've ever seen. Brooks Orpik eyes up and down the bench. Terror.
Just met Brooks Orpik. Unfortunately had no pen and paper, and my phone was almost dead, so I couldn't take a picture. :(
I'm not 100% sure those are just the words of Brooks Orpik
I don't think there's a game on the 16th. The schedule says that bc all January games aren't cancelled& Brooks Orpik said they're practing
(1 of 2) Team USA alum Brooks Orpik, on whether he taunted Sidney Crosby about today’s WJC outcome:
A chat with defenseman and product Brooks Orpik on NCAA record-setting coach Jerry York:
when brooks orpik and the Pittsburgh Penguins wrote me a letter about being a caps fan
Don't you dare get my hopes up, Brooks Orpik.
everytime we use Orpik on a hit in we r reminded he is named after Herb Brooks
“Brooks Orpik, on tone of recent practices: “We’re ramping up.”” Pulse racing…I refuse to feel hopeful. Don’t tease me,Brooksie
Brooks Orpik, on tone of recent practices: "We're ramping up."
Brooks Orpik yesterday: "When you bring logic into this lockout mess, that's when you get confused."
Crosby running workouts in Steel City: CANONSBURG - Brooks Orpik had a good reason to head back to Pittsburgh af...
Swisher with O's. Does it almost seem like Chris Kunitz or Brooks Orpik becoming a Cap?
Shawn Thornton, Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille are the skaters on ice this morning w/Brooks Orpik, Jay Pandalfo and Brandon Yip
me the Jets traded Ryan Kesler and Brooks Orpik for Patrice Bergeron, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Carl Hagelin, and a 2nd round pick
Is it me or does Hunter Pence looks like Brooks Orpik.
Heath Miller is the Brooks Orpik of the steelers
NHLPA crew has arrived for 2nd straight day of bargaining. No Don Fehr, but Steve Fehr is here along with Brooks Orpik and Craig Adams
Players have arrived for 2nd round of talks today. Brooks Orpik & Manny Malhotra join Stever Fehr. Don Fehr is a no show.
Videos:Brooks Orpik, Pittsburgh PenguinsBrooks Orpik, the alternate captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins joins the You Can Play Team and stands up for equality in sports.At this point in his hockey career, Brooks already has won a Stanley Cup (Pittsburgh, 2009), NCAA National Championship (Boston Coll...
Penguins trade block: Tomas Vokoun, Tyler Kennedy, Brooks Orpik, looking for young d-man with potential or scoring winger.
I feel honored. Brooks Orpik from the Pittsburgh Penguins just called me to see if Holden was planning to play ice hockey this season.
Can't believe how much David Freese looks like Brooks Orpik...
You are all pretty smart. That smile belongs to Brooks Orpik. Here's another. Can you name this
Has anyone ever seen Neil Walker and Brooks Orpik in room at same time? They could be same person
brooks Orpik and dunn and Bruce Springsteen and the dve street band
Brooks Orpik n Dunn is my favorite so far.
are those hash tags synonyms for Brooks Orpik
ask hockey players, you don't need to be pretty to be awesome :D -cough Brooks Orpik cough-
sorry, doesn't quite match up to Brooks Orpik:
Did you play pattycake with Brooks Orpik? :3
if you're tired of the Olympics, Brooks Orpik just thumped Jason Spezza good in the 2010 playoffs on NHL Network.
If you missed it, here's Brooks Orpik's PSA that ran during the A.J Burnett on Root sports.
Thanks to our friends at Root Sports Pittsburgh, the PSA featuring hockey hero Brooks Orpik just ran during the Pirates nohitter
Re-watching Flyers - Pens Game 1, it's amazing how good Brayden Schenn was and how awful Brooks Orpik was.
Wow just saw brooks orpik on a commercial good for him
That Brooks Orpik commercial is absolutely terrifying.
The commercial Brooks Orpik is in makes him sound ***
hard worker, loves Lipton citrus green tea, has mancrushes on Mark Wahlberg and Brooks Orpik, loves to sleep.
If someone made a t-shirt with a blank-staring Brooks Orpik on it, I'm not saying I wouldn't buy it.
Just saw Brooks Orpik promoting accepting of *** teammates-- very refreshing to hear a pro athlete speak out about that.
I bought Brooks Orpik chapstick...Because I have an addiction to the actual chapstick and they're out of Geno
it was not. I have a friend that now hates Brooks Orpik because he supports *** rights
That Brooks Orpik commericial is just as awkward as they come.
Ryan Braun has Brooks Orpik eyes. Id like to punch Ryan though.
Most popular recommended dessert is Greek yogurt with fruit, nuts and/or granola. I know this is a favorite of Brooks Orpik -MC
We need more of this in sports and life. Brooks Orpik, Pittsburgh Penguins on You Can Play via
Brooks Orpik if he shoots like he hits then ur dead TK he always shoots 1st and MAF he'll block any1 shooting at me
I have Brooks Orpik days until my wedding
Holy crap I just scored with Brooks Orpik.
Hmmm. I may go fangirl some Brooks Orpik again, but that's just me. Why don't you fangirl some Flower or something?
Brooks Orpik's hit was just shown on the
They revealed the 1st half of the Best Play bracket & Brooks Orpik isn't on it. He better be on the 2nd half dammit!!
"Russian reports say Semin is signing w/the Pens: Make sure his locker is nowhere near Brooks Orpik's!
2 awesome things here. Salted Caramel Cupcake from Sugar Cafe and Brooks Orpik!
It is fun to chart the rise and fall of Brooks Orpik. He went from suck to good and now to mediocre.
I've turned on Brooks Orpik faster then Brutus turned on Caesar. Part of me wants Morrow to make it just so Orpik becomes expendable.
Man. Imagine if Joe Morrow makes the team out of training camp. Probably would make Brooks Orpik as irrelevant as Alyssa Milano.
Brooks Orpik makes his case for hit of the year with an open-ice check on Daniel Paille.
You Can Play: yet another great thing, I am thankful to see.
Don't tell Ray Shero but...Brooks Orpik is getting married this weekend.
Puck moving d-men are great and necessary, but give me a Brooks Orpik type or a Rob Scuderi type any day on the blue line.
Inside of Cup also signed by Brooks Orpik and Tyler Kennedy after along with everyone in attendance when Pens won on 09
Kreider, Brian Boyle with the Rangers, Peter Harrold, Stephen Gionta with the Devils, Brooks Orpik and now Doumilin in the burgh.
In my professional hockey-watching opinion, Brooks Orpik is not the same caliber *** as Mike Richards/Jeff Carter/Scott Hartnell.
just make it clear that Brooks Orpik is doing no such hiding.
one day, i'm going to print out a picture of Brooks Orpik, tape it to my rear window and drive around ottawa all day and watch for reactions
He punished Brooks Orpik by making him play wing ... in front of his family.
Brooks Orpik with the hit of the year. Or, Brooks Orpik rolls his shoulder and a Bruin gets launched into space.
My favorite penguin candidate for hit of the year go brooks orpik
*** Brooks Orpik doesn't even score 4 goals when he plays with Brooks Orpik
i just played NHL12 on xbox for the first time and brooks orpik scored 4 goals. no idea what i was doing. but go brooks orpik.
Sidney Crosby sets-up a Brooks Orpik one-timer blast from the point in his first game back from injury in 10 months.
"If you have five dollars and Brooks Orpik has five dollars, Brooks Orpik has more money than you"
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