pensfan20 wrote:I thinks its great, BUT, I dont think Orpik does. At the town hall meeting when Steigy mentioned it, Brooks hung his head and didnt really look like he appreciated it.
I imagine that he gets a lot of ribbing from his teammates for the nickname's origin.
If its in relation to halloween and handing out free candy, then it shouldnt be a problem. But if its in reference to his picture and looking like a guy who hands out free candy to little kids...then i wouldnt appreciate people using that line either.
But there's the dude rule about not being able to pick your nickname. It must be bittersweet-- to be embraced by the fanbase enough to be given a nickname that sticks, but one you aren't crazy about... Maybe it'll grow on him (after a couple of years). But for the time being, I wouldn't be saying it to his face.
If enough loud screams of "Free Candy!" erupt from the crowd every time he puts a big hit on someone, maybe he'll come to accept it.