Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Lt. Dish on Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:18 pm

mikey287 wrote:
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...


The lack of respect bothers me a good bit. A guy who gave 14 years to our favorite team and was a fixture in our success for several years isn't disposable.

Just because someone has gotten older (he's not that old, either), his game has eroded, and maybe he isn't right for the team anymore doesn't mean you take on the attitude that they should be shot and sent to the glue factory.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby praxitas on Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:39 pm

Best of luck 44 (except when you play us.)

I don't know when we'll see someone throw the body like he did again. The shift against Detroit was absolutely unreal

Whether he ends his career with another team, he will always be a penguin. I'm glad he was able to lift a cup after enduring the early years!
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:50 pm

It's going to be really weird watching Orpik in another jersey.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy on Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:57 pm

Even when not on our team Orpik helps us by screwing the Cap's cap...
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby littlemoonboot on Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:10 pm

Goodbye Br :shock: ks :cry: :cry: :cry:

THAT CONTRACT THO :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby ShaPe on Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:58 pm

First game of the season and not see him in the lineup will be strange. Good luck to him! I just can't "hate" a player that has won a cup with pens how much their game goes away.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby topshelf on Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:25 pm

Greg Wyshynski @wyshynski
“It’s not going to Philadelphia like Max Talbot did a couple of years ago.” - Orpik on joining Caps.


I figured this belongs in here, too. :lol:
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Jim on Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:28 pm

I can honestly say that I am glad to have Capitals season tickets. <- Does that count as a tribute? Does it matter why I am glad?

I am going to enjoy seeing Brooks skating for the Caps every game. It will make my heart warm and fuzzy. I am going to enjoy hearing the 400 level's reaction to his play. Fun times. The joy that I will be feeling talking to the Capital fans about their new player will be unmatched. Rock the Red Brooks! Rock the Red!!!

Technically not a single lie in this post...
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:03 pm

Dude got paid....good for him.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Pavel Bure on Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:05 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:Dude got paid....good for him.

This is probably the kind of money he left on the table when he signed his last deal in pgh. Good for Brooks I'll miss him but it was time to move on.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:08 pm

The hatred everyone will have when Brooks hits ole #87 will be magically delicious.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby littlemoonboot on Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:36 am

topshelf wrote:
Greg Wyshynski @wyshynski
“It’s not going to Philadelphia like Max Talbot did a couple of years ago.” - Orpik on joining Caps.


I figured this belongs in here, too. :lol:


Oh, Brooks. It's still the Crapitals. If the Flyers offered enough, I doubt he'd be above playing there. I lurked the Caps boards and the reactions to his contract are hysterical. :lol:
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Jim on Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:41 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:The hatred everyone will have when Brooks hits ole #87 will be magically delicious.


By "everyone" do you mean Holtby because he will quickly get tired of people getting dumped on top of him?

Capitals games are going to be so fun to watch this year. I almost cancelled my tickets... I am so glad that I didn't!
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:12 am

In addition to the originally stated contract, Orpik will also receive $5 million in bonuses from the Caps. $2 million this season and $1 million in 15-16, 16-17, and 17-18. Salary this year is also $6.5 million. Dude made sure he got his money in case he retires at some point during this deal. The contract has a stated value of $27.5 million, but Orpik will make $15 million the first two seasons.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Hawkeynut on Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:16 am

Dear Brooks,

Looking forward to seeing you in your new Capitals digs.

Image

Say Hi to Ted for me!
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby PghSkins on Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:21 pm

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Congrats and thank you Brooks.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby marek on Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:23 pm

Good for Brooks... its time for the Pens to give the young kids permanent roles.
Thanks for your hard work Brooks... wish you the best.
Enjoy those paychecks... and having to look at Over_8-ted every day... puke.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Shakes on Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:26 am

"Not our rivals." -- Orpik.

I love this guy for his time with the Pens, and now he has stolen a big contract from the Caps. This just makes him even more of a legend to me.

There will be a huge ovation for him in December when they play his tribute video. You da man, Brooksy.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby jeffshly on Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:13 am

My daughter and I had the opportunity to meet Brooks Orpik a few years ago. We attended the first day of Training Camp at the old Igloo and met him in the parking lot. As he was signing my daughter's jersey, he took the time to make sure that she wasn't skipping school to be there (she wasn't, it was an in-service day for the school district) and stressed the importance of school. In a then-eight-year-old's mind, the fact that a big NHL star took the time to make sure she was doing the right thing really struck a chord with her. I've always appreciated his taking the few minutes to give a young kid a positive message and have been a fan of "Brooks Orpik, the human being" ever since.

Focusing on "Brooks Orpik, the hockey player," here's a guy who gave 100% effort 100% of the time. He played through some pretty nasty injuries to help his team and was a fantastic leader on the ice and in the room. He's the guy that teammates could count on to be brutally honest when needed. I'll always remember his time here fondly and I look forward to the day that he's inducted into the Penguins Hall of Fame/Ring of Honor. He deserves that.

Good luck, Brooks. It's going to kill me seeing you wearing a Capitals jersey, but you've earned that big contract. I wish you the best of luck and health. Congratulations on the contract and thank you for being the quality human being that you've always been. I'll still wear my 44 Pens jersey proudly!
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby penny lane on Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:05 pm

From J Starkey; Brooks being honest on way out of the city~

Orpik doesn't necessarily agree with new GM Jim Rutherford's assessment that louder voices are needed in the Penguins' room.

“It'd be difficult for him to have a pulse on that,” Orpik said. “Somebody else must have conveyed that to him. I think leadership comes in a lot of different ways. I'm different than Sid. Sid is different than Chris Kunitz. Nobody's going to be Bill Guerin or Gary Roberts. Everybody's their own guy.”

He continued. Bluntly, of course.

“I think it was more that we let the pressure get to us. There were just so many expectations, both internally and externally. I think we stopped having fun, to be honest with you. We let the external pressure seep into the room. That's the one thing I could put my finger on. I'm sure Sid and Geno and the other guys will learn from it.”

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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby Kharlamov on Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:22 pm

Good for Brooks, they'll miss him in the locker room here. He's a good leader.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:28 pm

Count me among those who are going to miss 44 a great deal.

Congrats on the bomb contract, tho!
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby newarenanow on Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:45 pm

Definitely going to miss him. Great player. Wish him the best of luck.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby lemieuxReturns on Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:31 am

Just got a message on my answering machine from Brooks Orpik, encouraging me to buy some Washington Capitals tickets while I still can.
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Re: Brooks Orpik Tribute Thread

Postby sil on Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:07 am

I bet his eyes still pierced you though the phone.
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