Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby BigMcK on Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:25 pm

Remember that one time that when those two clowns between periods on TV said he violated the fighters creed by not fighting that dude on the Bruins and that he faked his injury after being slew footed?

I for one am glad that he didn't play a part in the clowns side show.

He should find a place with the Penguins coaching group after retirement as a teacher of the art of making NHL impact hits.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:30 pm

Im surprised this thread went mostly all day and didnt turn very negative. Maybe LGP is growing up??
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Beveridge on Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:35 pm

Only guy in the league to have practiced with Sid and Geno their entire careers. I look for him to land in the Metro.

Unfortunate he can't retire a Pen, but there isn't any place for him unless he takes a cheap contract (he shouldn't and won't) and play 3rd pairing minutes.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Gaucho on Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:36 pm

Maybe he'll be back, after all.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby columbia on Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:40 pm

Orpik has been a tremendous asset for this team ad I will wince whenever I see him in another jersey.

One last time:

Br :shock: ks!
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby GeoTank on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:16 pm

I certainly don't want him to be resigned as a penguin, but I will fear every time Sid crosses his blue line.

Good luck Brooks on your new.... West coast team?!?!
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby pens2005 on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:20 pm

npv708 wrote:He is not the greatest defenseman in the world. This is just a tribute.


Nice!
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby pens2005 on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:21 pm

Rocco wrote:
Malkamaniac wrote:Ah Brooks. The master of committing a dumb penalty and then crying about it on his way to the penalty box.


Who will take over his role on the team as "guy who complains about every penalty"?


<insert every NHL players name here>
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby IanMoran on Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:02 am

I used to like Brooks a ton.. Had a great run. Hopefully, when I look back I'll remember all of that and not the last 2-3 years here
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby helmespc on Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:22 am

I'll miss him.... but I won't miss him firing off target slap shots into #87's face.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby RisslingsMissingTeeth on Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:43 am

Brooks is the poster boy for what happens when you dish a lot of hits over the years. He was my favorite Pen a couple years ago but the drop off was remarkable. Won't miss him but always will appreciate what he gave to the team.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby penny lane on Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:05 am



Salute~ for your service, dedication to the game and the pens.
A game winning OT goal looks good on the resume' too!

He won't be without a team for long. :(

Fairwind & calm seas !
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby pugilist13 on Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:20 am

Brooksy was a warrior for this club for a long time. Good luck 44!
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Rocco on Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:03 pm

Glad Orpik didn't end up on a rival.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Tico Rick on Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:05 pm

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Good for you, Brooks, you deserve it!

Not only was Brooks a warrior for us for many years, he also was quite loyal to the team, and he signed for less then he could have with his last contract. This was his last shot at a big payday; time to take care of himself and his family. Even though he'll be wearing a Caps jersey, Brooks will always be a Penguin to me.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:36 pm

This is a tribute thread.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby pressure=9Pa on Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:49 pm

The fan in me will be sorry to see him go. He paid his dues here on bad teams and was a leader on some very good ones.

The hockey mind I have (go ahead with your jokes) is thrilled that we didn't overpay, and that a team in our division did.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby mikey287 on Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:06 pm

Gaucho wrote:This is a tribute thread.


Seriously. And it shouldn't bother me this much, but it does for some reason. Show some respect...
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby IntangibleBeer on Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:42 pm

I am really glad he played for us. I was sorry to see his skills erode, but great heart. And it comes to all players.

I am very happy for him that he got such a great deal. The Caps overpaid for him. And it proves one thing:

Caps management are still idiots (like their fans). :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Jim on Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:45 pm

Seriously?
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Paekman on Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:46 pm

I would have liked to see Brooks finish his career in Pittsburgh, but clearly the timing was right and the money wasn't there. He was a warrior for the Penguins and I hope he gets a mighty ovation from the fans and a nice tribute from the club when the Caps come to Pittsburgh this December.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:54 pm

This was the roster on Brooks Orpik's first game in the NHL:

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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Rylan on Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:04 pm

When Ian Moran is logging 24 minutes, you've lost.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby sil on Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:05 pm

count2infinity wrote:This was the roster on Brooks Orpik's first game in the NHL:

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Look at the HITS column. Yeesh.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby BuckintheLou on Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:12 pm

Reckon I'll miss him a bit. For years Brookie was a staple on this blueline.

I wish him well in that cesspool of a city. :pop:
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