Gaucho wrote:Brooks needs to play 1000+ games for the Pens, then I could maybe see it happening. But he's only at 640 so far, so I'd say that's a longshot.
Rylan wrote:1000 games could be extremely difficult because he lost 2 seasons.
mikey287 wrote:While we're on the topic...just going to float this out there...
Let's say Brooks Orpik stays with us til the end of his career. Let's call that another three or four years on top of this one...let's say we get another Stanley Cup and maybe another SCF appearance at that time, he's a top four d-man for one, kinda a #5ish for the other, doesn't matter which. Even without adjusting for lost games due to work stoppages, Orpik is the longest tenured Penguin in franchise history, he's the only player that's ever played 1000 games in a Penguins uniform (only two players are above 800 even, Jagr  and Lemieux ).
He's never finished top-10 in anything notable, he's never been close to being voted for any award (last year, he finished t-18th in Norris voting thanks to a renegade local voter of some sort, it's the only vote for anything in his career)...does the 44 go up?
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