How much credit does this guy really deserve for the Caps’ early defensive success?
With another set of games in the books and a disappointing result against the Red Wings in the rearview mirror, it’s just about time for our weekly look back on the Caps, their players, and the future. Enough time-wasting with this introduction.
1) Let’s discuss, once again, the perceived and...
Surprisingly, the Capitals’ game against the Calgary Flames last night was very chippy. Toward the end of the second period, the Capitals were up 2-1. The Flames cleared the puck into the Caps’ zone. Flames forward, Josh Jooris tried to pass the puck to one of his teammates, but Brooks Orpik wasn’t going to let that happen. Orpik came from behind to knock Jooris off his skates...
Saw this and it looks weird:
#Caps training camp's underway. Finallyyyyy. pic.twitter.com/jjD3OWeT96
— RMNB (@russianmachine) September 19, 2014
Orpik was a minus 5, and his a number in terms of advanced stats was negative 60 or something.
The Washington Capitals inked former Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik to a 5 year/27.5 million dollar deal (photo courtesy of ESPN)
July 1st marks 99 days till Opening Day of the 2014-2015 NHL Season, and the Washington Capitals have made a pretty big splash adding former Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, officially reuniting him with new assistant head coach...
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 »
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...
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...
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...
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 »