shmenguin wrote:i don't know of anyone who complains about clear penalties like orpik does. not only is that a quality of a baby, it's also a sign that he's not an accountable individual.
and i'm not being dramatic, i literally can't think of someone who whines that much.
Meh. Most players chirp at the refs when they're sent to the box. Maybe it's about the penalty. Maybe it's about a missed call on the opponent earlier in the game. Maybe it's about unbalanced calls throughout the game. Maybe it's to tell the refs to watch a specific player or for a specific type of play.
There are a lot of possibilities, and my guess is it varies from penalty to penalty. The fact that he wears an "A" gives him a bit more leeway to chirp, as well.
I really don't think this makes him less accountable or more baby-like. It just is what it is.