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.
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.
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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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.