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Brooks Orpik

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).

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Brooks Orpik ought to know better than to be taken out of the play by Ryan Strome like that.
Brooks Orpik is reinventing the eye-open-ness game. There is no one on the team who can compete with this much pupil
to the power play early in the 2nd. David Pastrnak gets two minutes for boarding Brooks Orpik. Need one.
Wait. Since when is Brooks Orpik a Cap? Is that why they dumped Brooks Laich? Only one Brooks per team?
Brooks Orpik is now responsible for BOTH LA goals. Especially the 2nd one.
On a scale from Brooks Orpik to Nick Backstrom, Eichel's about an Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Brooks Orpik on how the team handles the recent condensed schedule. 🎥:
.has named Brooks Orpik as the Defensive Player of the Month of February!
Brooks Orpik isn't much of a player, but he can deliver a hard hit now and then, which I guess makes him a good player.
Brooks Orpik getting a whole lot of Kesler on that final shift to end the 2nd. Two crunching hits from No. 17 cap off another good period.
cry baby. I dont like anyone on the Pens, although my former least favorite Pen is now a Cap (Brooks Orpik). I 🍩 like either team
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You probably think Brooks Orpik and Shea Weber are the best in the NHL.
Classy gesture from Jack Edwards as always to mock Brooks Orpik for having a "glass jaw:"
Chara is about as big of a pylon as Brooks Orpik. Great stuff.
Edwards said Brooks Orpik has a "glass jaw", which is a callback to when he got attacked by Shawn Thornton a few years ago.
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Well it only took a few games for Acciari to kill a guy. That guy was Brooks Orpik. RIP.
Wow. just accused Brooks Orpik of having a glass jaw. What a tool!
Nice cheap shot Bs good thing Brooks is tough as nails
Welcome to the NHL Noel Acciari, he absolutely drops Brooks Orpik.
Brooks orpik just met Noel acciari. More players will be meeting him shortly. Kid knows how to throw big hits.
Jack Edwards just inferred Brooks Orpik has a glass jaw for what I assume is a reference to the Shawn Thornton incident
Jack Edwards bashing Brooks Orpik, who actually got bloodied on that hit, is classless. Being a fan that doesn't like Jack is tough
Of all the players the let go I miss Matt Cooke and Brooks Orpik the mostest!
Brooks Orpik gets called for holding stick of Charlie Coyle.
You're not allowed to mention Brooks Orpik, Nuke Laloosh & Taylor Swift in a blog. To quote Reg Dunlop, "I just did" https…
Brooks Orpik returns to Capitals' blue line after 40-game absence...
Barry Trotz said signing Mike Richards early and getting Brooks Orpik and Jay Beagle back from injury might be their best deadline moves.
Dear why is Brooks Orpik skating faster than John Carlson? I expect a detailed analysis piece on this.
Brooks Orpik should return very soon for the Capitals
[Washington Post: Capitals Insider] Capitals ready to welcome back a leader as Brooks Orpik nears re
Shawn Thornton - 15 games for punching Brooks Orpik in the head in 2013. Matt Cooke(repeat offender) - 16 games for elbowing Ryan McDonagh
Brooks Orpik back at practice, but return remains uncertain, writes:
Brooks Orpik back at Capitals’ practice, but return date still uncertain
Defenseman Brooks Orpik returns to team practices:
Brooks Orpik said he needed 8 weeks for his bone to heal and said it "feels" like it's healed now. No timetable yet.
Brooks Orpik practices with Capitals for first time si..
>> Brooks Orpik practices with Capitals for first time since December
Defenseman Brooks Orpik returns to team practices …
Defenseman Brooks Orpik returns to team practices
when u see Brooks Orpik in the caps snap story (ft. Kevin Skaff lol)
Brooks Orpik Returns to Practice and so many photos to prove it!
I'm a little late, but how about brooks orpik?
I'm so happy Brooks Orpik is practicing with the team again
Looks like the will get back former defenseman Brooks Orpik in the nearer future.
Look who's out here for morning skate! P.S. it's Brooks Orpik.
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Mentioned it here, but Caps have $5.3 mill in available cap space, so could easily make room to take Orpik off LTIR.
Defenseman Brooks Orpik returns to team practices: Orpik hasn't skated with the team since... (via
Brooks Orpik is on the ice for the morning skate. This is not a drill.
Brooks Orpik practiced with the team this morning for first time since Dec. 7. Caps were so excited, they cheered.
D Brooks Orpik: "I kind of had to shut it down completely and just let the bone heal." Today was first team practice since 12/7.
Brooks Orpik has returned to the ice for the Washington Capitals.
>> Brooks Orpik returns to practice for Caps, game status not as clear
>> Defenseman Brooks Orpik returns to team practices
Defenseman Brooks Orpik returns to team practices
JUST IN: from practice as Brooks Orpik returns to the ice
Orpik said he thought after the initial diagnosis and some rest, he'd be able to "play through it," so he returned
WATCH: Brooks Orpik skated during morning skate and updates us on his injury here:
Brooks Orpik participating in morning skate with the team.
Man that 2nd Detroit goal, just an awful play by Taylor Chorney. No reason to leave the front of the net there. Get well soon, Brooks Orpik
Caps scratches presented by Brooks Orpik, Marcus Johansson and Chris Brown.
in the words of brooks orpik as long as I'm not dead
Brooks Orpik back at practice, but doubtful for game at Montreal
Lol one of my managers used to be drinking buddies with Brooks Orpik
Penguins fans does anyone miss Brooks Orpik? I feel like his name hasn't come up almost ever since he signed with Washington.
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Brooks Orpik, Karl Alzner, and Long John Carlson!!! They all play for the Caps!! WO!
Taylor Chorney is a perfect replacement for Brooks Orpik in the sense that they both look like startled rodents sometimes.
CSN guys say that the Caps "miss Brooks Orpik" on the back end. They're joking, right?
scratches presented by Stanislav Galiev, Brooks Orpik, and Chris Brown.
our very own John Carlson,Pk Suban and Brooks Orpik
Hate seeing Brooks N Caps uniform. Still wish he were w/Good4 Orpik Caps look more like Cup Contenders this year
With Brooks Orpik out, John Carlson has a new defense partner, one he's now taken under his wing:
Received confirmation D Brooks Orpik on the Caps' trip to Montreal and Winnipeg. Not expected to play in either game, however.
Brooks Orpik is on the trip. Still will not play.
That game was before Brooks Orpik completely forgot how to skate during the 2012 lockout.
VIDEO: Capitals D Brooks Orpik frustrated by slow recovery
Brooks Orpik is back on the practice ice
Brooks Orpik is back on the practice ice (VIDEO)
WATCH: Orpik gives an update on his injury after practice this morning here:
According to a Capitals spokesman, Brooks Orpik will indeed join the road trip to Montreal and Winnipeg to continue skating with the team.
Brooks Orpik won't travel with Capitals for games at Montreal and Winnipeg: Top-pair defenseman Brooks O...
Caps spokesman says Brooks Orpik will travel with the team on the two-game trip. Decision was made after media availability today.
Scott stevens just said Brooks Orpik is a " Great skater" and that he is " Playing really well"
The demise of John Carlson and Brooks Orpik was greatly overblown, both were strong in a Caps 4-1 win over Boston.
I don't know. He was talking about Opik like he was Great American Hero Brooks Orpik
wen Brooks orpik has moar goals and assists than Crosby)
I actually don't mind Tripp Tracy (leave me alone) but his comments about Brooks Orpik upset me.
We need to make some kind of change to this first line... Crosby has ZERO points through 5 games! Brooks Orpik has more points...Seriously?!
Tripp Tracey lost credibility on what is a clean hit when he called the neck-breaking hit on Erik Cole from Brooks Orpik a clean hit.
Brooks Orpik was always a cheap shot artist and huge wuss, who wouldn't back up his big hits with a fight. Glad he's no longe…
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Had a great time at the Caps game last night. Got to meet Brooks Orpik after the game. Amazing experience.
Brooks orpik has moar goals and Antti Niemi has moar assists/points than Sidney Crosby. Niemi is a goalie and Orpik is, well, Orpik.
Brooks Orpik met up with some members of after the game to chat and take some selfies 📱
Was going to look at Brooks Orpik's play and tell you he's bad but he was excellent that period.
Brooks Orpik is really really good at defense.
Brooks Orpik with a hit on Jonathan Toews.
There are only 2 players on the positive side of +/- with a stratospheric +1, and they are: Alex Ovechkin and Brooks Orpik.
I had no clue brooks orpik lived in buffalo. that was fun though. I wish people would giveaway cards like that more often.
Brooks Orpik scores first goal with Capitals
Connor McDavid is now tied with Brooks Orpik in goals
Brooks Orpik to the box sharks get another opportunity at the power play.
Brooks Orpik going off for tripping after strong D zone faceoff win by Beagle. Caps to PK again.
will head back to the PK at 10:41 of the 1st period. Brooks Orpik gets two minutes for tripping. No score. …
Brooks Orpik scores first goal with Capitals: Capitals wingers Justin Williams and T.J. Oshie, playing in thei...
Brooks Orpik: Will return from wrist surgery Saturday
MacLellan immediately addressed the Caps area of need, adding veteran blueliners Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik vi…
Capitals feel Brooks Orpik 'was wonderful' in first season of big contract - Washington Post (blog): Capitals ...
Brooks Orpik freightrains Dan Boyle midway through the third period of Was it a legal hit?
WATCH: defenseman Brooks Orpik on Game 7 tonight from Madison Square Garden.
Brooks Orpik on if he'd walk around NYC in Caps gear: "It's probably a little safer here than on Long Island."
How does a team only record 11 shots when the opposing team is playing Brooks Orpik and Tim Gleason? Wow lol
A team that gives Brooks Orpik and Tim Gleason top 4 minutes doesn't deserve to win a playoff series
Brock Nelson and Brooks Orpik switched heads on that sequence and nobody noticed. Wow
Brock Nelson just got outhustled by Brooks Orpik. This is not a drill.
Marcus Johansson's 19th goal of the season assisted by Brooks Orpik (18) and John Carlson (41).
Brooks Orpik will return to the lineup tonight for Paired on defense with John Carlson.
scratches presented by Brooks Orpik, Michael Latta, Justin Peters and Jay Beagle.
scratches presented by Brooks Orpik, Michael Latta and Jay Beagle.
D Brooks Orpik (lower-body) and F Jay Beagle (upper-body) won't play today vs. the but D Mike Green (upper-body) will.
Brooks Orpik and Jay Beagle are out for tonight's game vs.
Mike Green out, Brooks Orpik game-time decision, Nicklas Backstrom expected to play, Nate Schmidt returns:
The team that signed Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik in the offseason just made a trade to improve their defense
Brooks Orpik leads the stretch at practice. Anyone out there excited for tomorrow night?…
that's why we liked it!! Thank you! Everyone's like Brooks Orpik, Ryan Callahan??? I'm like no gtfo. For a girl it would've
this is Brooks Austin Carter...named him after Brooks Orpik before he got traded. :-(
“Quote with the biggest heartbreak you've experienced as a sports fan” Brooks Orpik OT winner in game 6 of 2013 playoffs.
Disagree all you want, all I have to do is point you to the contract signed by Brooks Orpik last summer.
I'm getting comfy instead of helping organize stuff
Buying a $25 Xbox card hopefully something good unlike last night TOTW Brooks Orpik
Best way to give Couturier offensive confidence - more shifts against Brooks Orpik
Brooks Orpik's contract warms my heart
I'd be better off if Brooks Orpik didn't identify as an American
Brooks Orpik is currently in the Backstrom position of the extra man.
Can't wait until the "Brooks Orpik is available" trade rumors in 2017 so everyone can talk about we need to bring him back featured in NBC s Science of Love
42 and 43 have scored. You know what that means? Brooks Orpik time.
A Philly fan just talked trashed on Brooks Orpik...HATER!!
Besides David Backes Brooks Orpik has to be the most frustrating player to play against he gets in your face but won't fight you
I love when Brooks Orpik throws glove punches.
Brooks Orpik pretending to be a tough guy pushing Couturier
Mike Green is just mad Brooks Orpik took his leadership position imo
Might have to get that team of the week Brooks Orpik.
Of course, my man Orpik is apparently Bruce. There's only one Brooks after all. Thanks NBC for showing the error of our ways.
I almost vomit on Sarah's new carpet I'm such an evil little dog. Not my fault dad fed me cheddar cheese tho
Always funny running into Washington Capitols' defenseman Brooks Orpik's dad in Wegmans and he remembers you. . Good old Williamsville boy!
With that said, I think additional metrics would need to be pulled in. Some of these groupings are a bit odd (Shea Weber and Brooks Orpik).
There are not many NHL players I dislike more than Brooks Orpik
Maybe the Bruins can add some toughness at the deadline. Brooks Orpik for Torey Krug maybe?
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your phone looks awesome. Of course anytime there is a Brooks Orpik picture it's awesome. Man I miss him.
yes I know this, clearly we didn't care about showing up against the Finns. Brooks Orpik *** so does Bylsma/Poile/Shero.
Just met .sounds like there's a crabcake cook-off going down between and Brooks Orpik
Sarah found my sweet scratching spot *** it. Feels so good
WATCH: defenseman Brooks Orpik talks after a 5-1 win tonight at Verizon Center
VAN: Ryan Miller. WAS: Brooks Orpik. WPG: Chris Thorburn. Of course ive forgot a few more. Tried to give some players leeway if they were good
Happy birthday to Angry Fans KEI LEE BOEHM and BRIAN TROVATO! You share your birthday with such NHLers as defensemen Griffin Reinhart and Jack Hillen, Baby Pens captain Tom Kostopolous, and winger Zack Kassian. Former players born on this day include center Guy Charron, Pens center Chris Ferraro and his twin, Pens winger Peter Ferraro, Pens defenseman Norm Schmidt, and Pens goalie Bobby Taylor. On this day in 2001, Mario Lemieux scored his 40th, and final, hat trick, in a game against Montreal. 2004: Brooks Orpik scored his first NHL goal. 2006: Mario Lemieux retired due to a heart ailment. 2007: Sidney Crosby (19 years, 5 months) became the youngest player in NHL history voted to start the NHL All-Star game. Quotes of the Day: "Grab a brew. Don't cost nothin'." "I'm a zit. Get it?" "Let's...DO IT!" ~ Bluto in "Animal House", played by John Belushi (died March 1982), born on this day in 1949.
The signings of Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen have really improved our defense. And made Holtby a way better goalie
Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen have been amazing additions to the Capitals. I say it everyday, but they truely changed our t…
In what sport is Brooks Orpik better than John Carlson, it certainly isn't hockey.
Brooks Orpik on playing at Wells Fargo in 'Not an arena you want to bring your kids to, that's for sure.'…
Caps defenseman Brooks Orpik on the 'Not where you want to bring your kids' |
Speaking of the Wells Fargo Center and our attendance, Brooks Orpik had the following to say: "Probably not a...
Pro GMs also gave out absurd contracts to guys like Brooks Orpik, Dennis Wideman, David Clarkson, Dave Bolland etc.
Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik & Todd Reirden have no idea what to expect in Pitt. They just know it'll feel weird.
Ya boys Brooks Orpik and John Carlson on ice for all 4 Rangers goals against tonight.
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Brooks Orpik has the 2nd highest +/- in the NHL only to John Carlson in the month of December and fans continue to…
BC's Brooks Orpik had an assist for Washington while Brian Gibbons had an assist for Columbus
I'm completely done with Brooks Orpik. Havent seen such a boneheaded defenseman since John Erskine. At least Ersk had some good stretches.
Jack Johnson/Brooks Orpik as 1st pair, J. Schultz and Girardi as 2nd pair, MacDonald and Regehr as 3rd. Come on, you could see PHI do this.
Thinking about my friend Pascal Dupuis and his family today... Get well soon bud.
Someone was talking about this earlier today. Brooks Orpik got signed for 5.5M. Yes, definitely someone pay for Dion.
my guy friend was singing All About That Bass to the back of my head on the bus
insight from Orpik here on how players and (probably) coaching staff analyze defensemen. relevant to the -
omg some of the guys in the Greens Avenue were wearing a flyers shirt ew and a kings shirt yes
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Letang on Dupuis: “We are just trying to be here for him and try to support him the best we can."
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Most of Dupuis' teammates were told 15 minutes before press conference. I bet if they had known they ALL would have be…
.Marc-Andre Fleury leads the with 4 shutouts, but tonight may have been the most impressive
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. Dan Potash to Fleury, "How good was your D, not to take anything away from you.". Fleury "You would (t…
Shoulda gone after brooks orpik in FA. Hes a great shutdown player. Youd grt ALOT back for Subban tbf. Im gutted for Dupuis.
When the time is right! When 29 had the shootout we put out “Nice try, but no cigars”. 19 had a career night & we released his
No, once we release all of them, we will put up a story with all of them and how they were used.
Fleury earns his 299th career win tonight and his 4th shutout of the season (the most in the NHL).
ICYMI, Brooks Orpik shared with me how he measures his own "shutdown" success.
While you wait for 9:00 p.m., here again is my feature on how Brooks Orpik gauges his own "shutdown" success.
ok i have 2 options. 1. ask him nicely for the table and explain why (bc i know him). OR. 2. take the table if he goes to the bathroom
BC's Brooks Orpik had an assist on Fehr's OT game-winner
Brooks Orpik, throwing around his weight, and blocking shots
third goal of the season assisted by Brooks Orpik (5) and (10).
The question...can anything good come from Pittsburgh? Why yes, Brooks Orpik!
Brooks Orpik played a magnificent game tonight definitely deserves the ABE hat and beard
Brooks Orpik finally shot puck - and good things happened for Wait…that reads weird. Nice goal though. Eric Fehr warming up for WC
Game-winning goal set up by.Brooks Orpik. OBVIOUSLY.
Eric Fehr pokes down the Brooks Orpik rebound and the Caps win.
Sentences like "Brooks orpik has the puck for Washington" still startle me
Brooks Orpik, well worth the money.
Brooks Orpik player of the game just for
Brooks orpik: player of the game. Rmnb wont report that
FINAL: don’t let the standings intimidate them and defeat the Canadiens, 4-0. Goals from 19, 23, 16, and 87.
3 years max for He'll get atleast 4 on the open market. Likely gonna get 5. I mean,Brooks Orpik got 5.
“Brooks Orpik gives middle finger to Lightning players . NHL fans everywhere return it. Or just me?
Brandon Bollig Goes after Brooks Orpik after two Hits on Josh Jooris (10/25/14): via
In the end, it will be a roughing minor each for Brooks Orpik and Brandon Bollig. Teams start the 3rd 5-on-5. lead 2-1.
Brooks Orpik is now playing with Mike Green. Nate Schmidt is with John Carlson.
So Brooks Orpik has been targeted on carry ins by John Scott and Adam Burish... Not saying that's classic Brooks Orpik, but...
For the record that was Team USA Olympian and $28 million man Brooks Orpik who Scott beat on that goal.
Brooks Orpik's parents named him after Herb Brooks, but his mom insisted on Brooks. She thought it would be unkind to n…
Pascal Dupuis, Johan Franzen, Brooks Orpik and Jeff Zatkoff announced end of their careers.
Very happy to see Brooks Orpik decided to go to Washington over Colorado. The amount/term he got was too rich for what he brings.
because Brooks Orpik is totally worth almost the same as Duncan Keith
Congrats on the early retirements of Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen as they move on to the Capitals. Also bye bye to some good ones : Jussi Jokinen, Deryick Engelland, James Neal😕, Tanner Glass and Joe Vitale. Going to take some studying to learn this new roster!
Dave Nonis did NOT sign Brooks Orpik or Tanner Glass today.
You know I'm a bit upset that Tanner Glass and Brooks Orpik are gone from the Pens. But I'm not gonna sit here and question it. I'm not gonna bad mouth the organization or the GM and coaching staff. You know why? Cause I am just a fan and I will watch the team no matter what even if they trade Sid and Geno away. I don't get paid to make coaching decisions or make trades, sign free agents, or draft players. So until then, I'll just sit back and watch.
since day 1 of free agency is over, i will say that it was a bittersweet day for pens fans! I would like to say welcome to the penguins Christian Erhoff, Blake Comeau, and Thomas Greiss! it will be exciting to see what these guys can do for the penguins this season. I would also like to say goodbye to Deryk Engelland, Jussi Jokinen, Matt Niskanen, Tanner Glass, Brooks Orpik, and Joe Vitale. it was great seeing these guys as penguins! i will miss them! good luck at your new places! and last but not least, welcome back Marcel Goc! it will great to see what he can do as a penguin once again! day 1 was a crazy day for free agency and it will only get crazier! so like always LET'S GO PENS!!! :)
I hope you're talking about Brooks Orpik
Brooks Orpik now has the same cap hit as Norris Trophy winner Duncan Keith.
We lost Brooks Orpik and Tanner Glass and a bunch of others, get ready to learn I whole new line up guys.
Good afternoon sports fans! Just like we said yesterday, we were anticipating a shakeup today, and that is just what we got! As of right now, Brooks Orpik and Nis-Cannon now belong to the Caps, Juicy Jussi is running with the Panthers, the Flames took Engo up north, Vitale is off to the desert with the Coyotes, and Tanner Glass is off to the Rangers. But we did pick up, from our reading, some decent grit: Blake Comeau, the new backup goalie Thomas Greiss, new D-man Christian Ehrhoff. We're still hoping to see Nikolai Kulemin though! At any rate, today was another day in paradise! Mid-upper 80's, humid and hazy around the board with limited storm activity thus far. Parts of C PA saw the first of what will be a few lines fire up earlier this afternoon bringing a quick soaking for the flora and some rumbles of thunder. Current SPC outlook remains the same with the slight risk for severe, however the special mesoscale discussion issued earlier has since expired, bringing the certainty of widespread severe wea ...
So...sup? I don't even know where to begin on comments and such. I haven't been able to read any of what you guys have been chattering about for 3 hours now. I'll catch up later.for now, here's a rundown of notable player* moves so far today: (*"notable" means "players I've heard of") PENS RELATED MOVES: Traded: James Neal to Nashville for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. Signed: Goalie Thomas Griess, defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, forward Blake Comeau. Resigned: Nick Drazenovic. Lost: Jussi Jokinen to Florida, Tanner Glass to the Rangers, Brooks Orpik to Washington, Deryk Engellend to Calgary, Joe Vitale to Arizona, Matt Niskanen to Washington. Note: Todd Reirden is now a Caps assistant coach. ELSEWHERE IN THE NHL: Traded: Ottawa sends Jason Spezza to Dallas for Alex Chiasson et al; Colorado trades PA Parenteau to Montreal for Daniel Briere; Montreal trades D Josh Gorges to Buffalo for picks; Let's not forget Scotty Hartnell to Columbus for RJ Umberger. Signed: F Benoit Pouliot to Edmonton F Manny Malho ...
So, would anyone trade David Clarkson for Brooks Orpik right now?
Brooks Orpik and David Clarkson present solid counterarguments though.
Looking at the absurd deals that the Capitals and Rangers each gave Brooks Orpik & Tanner Glass respectively, it apparently pay$ off being a teammate of Sidney Crosby
Latest updates on the team: Tanner Glass gone to the Rangers... Joe Vitale gone to the Coyotes... Jussi Jokinen gone to the Panthers... Brooks Orpik gone to the Capitals. Wow!
What the *** man!? No more Brooks Orpik, Jussi Jokinen, or James Neal? But we get Nick Spaling, Patrik Hornqvist, Chris Ehrhoff, Thomas Greiss, and Blake Comeau. I mean. These guys are good, don't get me wrong, but we lost some really good guys that have done a lot for the Penguins. What a joke! It feels like a reconstruction season.
"Jesus, that Brooks Orpik contract is awful." -- David Clarkson
Thanks Ray Shero your 4 year deal to Rob Scuderi probably cost us Brooks Orpik
This is the David Clarkson deal of 2014. Brooks Orpik's previous cap hit was $3.75 million. Now he's at $5.5 million
Despite the deals for David Bolland and Ryan Miller, I'm pretty sure Brooks Orpik wins the "Dumbest Free Agency Contract" Award.
May Ray to the Flames, Brooks Orpik to the Caps
Pens GM Jim Rutherford says he does not intend to sign any of the Current list of the teams unrestricted free agents. Defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik headline that group, which includes forwards Jussi Jokinen, Tanner Glass, Marcel Goc, Lee Stempniak, Taylor Pyatt, Joe Vitale and Brian Gibbons, defenseman Deryk Engelland and goalie Tomas Vokoun. Also NBC hockey Talk reports the pens are very interested in bringing in Martin Broduer.
William DePaoli: Source saying the Penguins have interviewed Julien BriseBois, Jason Botterill, Tom Fitzgerald and Pierre McGuire for the GM vacancy. Will DePaoli of Inside Pittsburgh Sports: Penguins Matt Niskanen may be looking for a six year deal in the $33 million range according to a source. There could even be talk that some teams think he’s a $6 million guy. The Flyers are looking for a top four defenseman and may look at Niskanen. Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik was thought to have a serious knee injury suffered in round two against the Rangers, but is expected to be ready for training camp according to his agent. The 33-year old Orpik is a pending UFA and believes he has four or five years left in him. There is some talk around the league that he may only have three productive years left. Will DePaoli of Inside Pittsburgh Sports: Looking at the trade value for Penguins James Neal. He has a cap hit of $5 million through 2017-18. His no-trade clause doesn’t kick in until July 1st, 2015. Multip ...
We interrupt this FB Program to bring you this very important message from the Penguins Organization...Tee Time for the following list of Players is scheduled for tomorrow morning at the Pittsburgh Golf & Country Club: 8am: Evgeni Malkin 9am: Sidney Crosby 10am: Marc Andre Fleury 11am: Chris Kunitz 12pm: Chris Letang 1pm: Brandon Sutter 2pm: Brooks Orpik.
I'm looking into the Penguins future and I see one without Dan Bylsma, Tony Granato, Rob Scuderi, Brooks Orpik,, Kris Kunitz! Should they go? Ray Shero, Mark Andre Fleury, James Neal, Pascal Dupuis?
Really appreciate that Claude Julien called out Shawn Thornton for harmlessly spraying water at PK Subban. Really brave of him. And it's surprising, since he didn't have a problem when Thornton speed-bagging Brooks Orpik's head off the ice, or when Zdeno Chara nearly decapitated Max Pacioretty a stanchion, or when Milan Lucic speared Danny DeKeyser in the nuts, or when Milan Lucic speared Alexei Emelin in the nuts, or when Brad Marchand went low and almost broke Sami Salo's neck, or...
This cup with Brooks Orpik on it plays better defense than we did tonight
Not many that'll pick up the slack for the top 4 IMO. Only one is a broken brooks orpik possibly
imagine: game 7 deep into OT, brooks orpik magically appears on the ice and scores the game winner
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Here's what Chambers (Denver Post) is saying about who we might get a good look at. Chambers lists the top five defenseman that the Avalanche could be interested in: Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik, Dan Boyle, Matt Greene and Andrei Markov. Other pending UFAs include: Nikita Nikitin, Derek Morris, Ron Hainsey, Raphael Diaz, Kyle Quincey, Willie Mitchell, Andrej Meszaros and Marek Zidlicky. Funny that Derek Morris is on this list. I liked him when he was here before! Quincey can stay in DET.
false. No team willing to eat his contract for his age. Brooks orpik is going for half the price
Dan Byslma should start Jeff Zatkoff (goalie) in game 7 ONLY IF Robert Bortuzzo is a starting defenseman (we need Brooks Orpik)
the need Brooks Orpik for game 7 (no offence but Robert Bortuzzo is NOT ready for playoff hockey, never was ready tbh)
Don't worry, they'll just sign Brooks Orpik!
he's just filling in for Brooks Orpik, regular occurrence for him.
Don't worry guys, we still have Gleason and soon to be leaf Brooks Orpik!!! Real character players
Toronto is moving Phaneuf, clearing the way for the Brooks Orpik signing lol
In addition to Maatta, Deryk Engelland is on the ice as well. Brooks Orpik is not on the ice.
As expected, Brooks Orpik is not on the ice. Doubt we see him for a bit, depending on how much deeper postseason goes.
brooks Orpik played last game as a penguin
defenseman Olli Maatta is on the ice for warmups here at MSG after missing morning skate. Brooks Orpik is not.
The Pens have played without Brooks Orpik essentially the last 7 games with 2 unspecified injuries. He did not skate at all today.
Today is the one year anniversary of Brooks Orpik scoring in Game 6 to eliminate the Isles -- 10:04 PM.
we don't need niskanen. We need a brooks orpik or willie Mitchell. And I would love if we got stastny
Quick update, coz I feel like crap, and I have to sleep. IT'S A HOCKEY NIGHT IN PITTSBURGH! (New Yawk) *Tonight's game six at Madison Square Garden will start at 7:00 p.m. ET and air on NBC Sports Network. *Marc-Andre Fleury and Henrik Lundqvist will guard their respective nets. *Regarding game 5: Under Dan Bylsma, Pens are 1-7 when they have a chance to clinch a series at home. In those games, they've been outscored 33-18. (Credit Josh Yohe) *Lines at practice were a little mixed up: Kuni-Sid-Geno; Jussi-Sutter-Neal; Bennett-Goc-Stempy; Gibbo-Joey V-Adams. Defense worked in groups of 3. *Neither Olli Maatta nor Brooks Orpik practiced. We may see Engelland tonight. *"Pens Rangers Game Six" can also spell "Manager sexing press" and "Saxes enraging sperm." *Pittsburgh native John Gibson (and Baldwin High School alumnus…go Highlanders!) is the youngest goalie in NHL history to post a shutout in a Stanley Cup playoff debut. He blanked the LA Kings 2-0 last night. *Stay tuned after 6:00 for the PensPoints co ...
Brooks Orpik not at skate -- and not seeing Olli Maatta, either.
What happens if Olli Maatta and Brooks Orpik can't play tonight for Pittsburgh?
Brooks Orpik Scary Injury Injured- Thrown to the Ice by Shawn Thornton Punched to the head (12/7/13) Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins. Stretcher/ James N...
Pittsburgh D Brooks Orpik (knee) is doubtful tonight versus the Rangers.
Brooks Orpik returned to the line-up on May 7th after missing the past five games with an undisclosed injury. He only played part of the first period before leaving the game early. Orpik was out of the line-up for the last couple of games during the first series (against the Columbus Blue...
Looks like I was wrong. Brooks orpik is not the weak link on the Penguins defense. Scuderi is terrible. He has 2 hits in 11 games. The guy cannot keep up to the faster, young guys. He needs benched, A.S.A.P. Feel bad for Fleury when you have Suderi just standing there, not clearing the front of the net..
Come on Boys . PITTSBURGH -- New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis spent Thursday night with his family in Montreal, grieving the loss of mother France after she passed away suddenly. When Rangers coach Alain Vigneault told St. Louis perhaps the veteran forward should remain at home rather than help the Rangers try to fend off elimination against the Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis and his father held a lengthy heart to heart. Hours later, St. Louis was in Pittsburgh. By the end of the night he was near tears after an impassioned team effort in a 5-1 victory that forced Game 6 in New York on Sunday -- Mother's Day. "I'm glad we're able to get this win and stay alive," St. Louis said. "She was a great lady, the best human being I've ever known in my life. I owed it to her to do it. I know she would have wanted me to play." Buoyed by the return of their teammate, one who has fit in quickly after being acquired from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline, the Rangers shook off a lethargic loss in Game 4 by blitz ...
Dan Bylsma knows how to make a girl crazy. The thought of Brooks Orpik and David Backes practicing together makes my heart race. Whew.
Dan Bylsma elicited laughs by opening his remarks saying, "Brooks Orpik skated at an undisclosed location with David Bac…
Chicago Blackhawks fans no doubt sent some hate mail to Brooks Orpik for his March 30 injurious hit...
END 2: trail 2-1 with a last minute goal from Brooks Orpik. Assists from Beau Bennett and Paul Martin.
Seabrook will be suspended two, three, four games for his hit on Backes last night. Interesting, considering Brooks Orpik actually did the same thing to Toews a few weeks ago... -Hitting player comes in quickly, somewhat recklessly, trying to separate a player from the puck -Hit player makes a bad move at the last moment and leaves himself vulnerable when a big hit arrives -Both hit players were injured and left the game, and both are team captains The difference? Backes made his head vulnerable, and Toews made his collarbone/shoulder area vulnerable. So Orpik gets a "Atta boy!" while Seabrook will get the book. The NHL wonders why people won't take it seriously...
are the worst in pro sports. I'm so tired of people like Brooks Orpik and Matt Cooke and Chris Neal being allowed to run people
Mike Milbury, Brooks Orpik and the idiocy of retribution... Can Mike Milbury just go away or...?
In light of the recent events with Brooks Orpik and the fact that I just watched Mike Milbury spout off his usual nonsense...I thought my first official post as part the the "Thanks Daaannn" crew should be my thoughts on what happened with the Toews hit. The hit that Brooks delivered was completely clean, despite what any of these agitating "analysts" have to say. I think the fact that no one on the Blackhawks team even challenged Orpik proves this point. He did leave his feet yes but it was after the initial impact and the momentum is what caused this, he did not jump into the hit to increase his velocity. If this would have been on any other player without name recognition it would have went completely unnoticed. Thoughts?... -D
Three players who might benefit most from Paul Martin's return (in no particular order):. 1.) Brooks Orpik. 2.) Matt Niskanen. 3.) Olli Maatta
Just a thought.I for one would donate a decent sum of money to be able to see Brooks Orpik punch Mike Milbury right in his big mouth. Maybe Toews should have been more aware of his surroundings in the offensive zone. He didn't leave his feet, there was no penalty and this is a guy who's made a handful of hits causing serious injury in a 14 year career. Am I a big fan of Orpik at this stage of his career? No, not really, but I'll defend him to be a generally clean player to the end. Milbury spews this kind of stuff about the Penguins more often than I'd love to hear. He says he hates that Brooks "tries to hurt people" Meanwhile, this *** who as a coach inserted purposeful goons who had barely played in order to try to hurt Ulf Samuelsson years ago after he hit Cam Neely "dirty" previously. Milbury is nothing but a grudge carrying, bitter old man has been who's been a washed up irrelevant stooge for quite some time. Nice to know that's what it takes to be an on air TV personality for NBC sports. -Fin-
You wanna know what's sick about hockey??? My man Brooks Orpik, showing the Hawks a Penguins hitting clinic on Jonathan Toews last night. Go Penguins Go!
Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik will not have a hearing with NHL's Department for Player Safety for his hit on Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews. The hit was a full body check, with incidental contact to the head. The head was not the principle point of contact.
“Watch: Jonathan Toews knocked out of game vs. Penguins after Brooks Orpik hit.
By Mike McMahon Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was forced to leave Sunday's action against the Pittsburgh Penguins after taking a heavy hit from defenseman Brooks Orpik in the corner boards. With the …
If you didn't see it, here's Brooks Orpik's hit on Jonathan Toews:
Didn't have a problem w/the Brooks Orpik hit on Jonathan Toews, but I still think he picks his spots. Pretty weak sauce…
Seriously, how is this clean? MT Brooks Orpik knocked Jonathan Toews out of the game with a vicious hit.
Brooks Orpik reminds Jonathan Toews to keep his head on a swivel
WATCH: Here's the Brooks Orpik hit that knocked The Captain out of tonight's game
GIFs: Jonathan Toews gets injured after a humongous big hit from Brooks Orpik.
Kudos to the Tribune-Review's Chaz Palla getting this shot of Brooks Orpik's hit on Jonathan Toews.
Brooks Orpik just destroyed Jonathan Toews on a clean check. Somewhere, the Bruins want to fight him, and Milbury thin…
Brooks Orpik putting Jonathan Toews pretty much through the boards!! I love it!! Suck it Hawks!!
Big hit by Brooks Orpik on Jonathan Toews.. Heads up
Brooks Orpik big hit on Jonathan Toews - Blackhawks vs Penguins 03/30/14
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews left Sunday's game in Pittsburgh in the second period with an apparent shoulder/arm injury after a big hit from Brooks Orpik.
Brooks Orpik injures Jonathan Toews with a blindside hit to the head, where Orpik leaves his feet. That's become the Pittsburgh trademark.
Awesome 4-1 Pens victory over the Stanley Cup Champs!! Plus Crosby scores 2 goals...and how about that crushing check that Brooks Orpik laid on BlackHawks Captain Jonathan Toews, which knocked him out for the remainder of the game.great game Pens! Games like that just makes getting up and going 2 work in the early morning that much better, ya know
Of course when game ends the NBC announcers don't say "Congrats to the Pens good win or wow Pens really can stand up to the Western Confrence teams" they say "poor Jonathan Toews, Brooks Orpik is a dirty hitter!" They are just bias bums, I miss ROOT Sports Pens games.
Brooks Orpik with another predatory hit on Jonathan Toews. Hope JT isn't hurt too bad. Orpik needs to get tuned in again.
PITTSBURGH — Jonathan Toews left Sunday night’s game against the Penguins after taking a big hit along the boards by defenseman Brooks Orpik. The Blackhawks
Devistating hit delivered by Brooks Orpik on Jonathan Toews. Towes has since left the game and of course, because of the injury, Chicago Blackhawks fans are no crying that the hit was dirty.
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