Post Tagged with: "Brooks Orpik"

The Philadelphia Flyers are 10-2-1 since the doors opened at the Consol Energy Center.(Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE)

Flyers Growing Accustomed To The Hard Way

The Philadelphia Flyers seem to enjoy making things difficult on themselves. After Thursday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the orange and black will enter the playoffs without a chance […]

by · April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
A playoff year spent on the bench hurt Fleury immensely. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

5 Years Later: Penguins Core Still Seeks Another Stanley Cup

Once upon a time, the Pittsburgh Penguins were an up-and-coming team on the verge of a potential dynasty. They had a core of two superstar centers, taken #2 overall in […]

by · April 8, 2014 · 3 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Was Brooks Orpik's hit on Jonathan Toews legal? (Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)

Is Brooks Orpik a Dirty Player?

Is Brooks Orpik a dirty player? Mike Milbury certainly thinks so. After Orpik lit up Jonathan Toews Sunday night, Milbury went on another biased tirade against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Milbury called out, and […]

by · April 1, 2014 · 7 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Brooks Orpik (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey News: Orpik Hit on Toews; Ted Nolan Contract Extension

Last night Brooks Orpik laid a big hit on Jonathan Toews that forced the Hawks captain to leave the game. Had it not been a star player, no one would […]

by · March 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Elsewhere on the Web
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Grading the Penguins Olympians

Seven Penguins and a coaching staff went to Sochi. Four Penguins will return with medals. It certainly isn’t a bad haul for the group as a whole, but the Penguins […]

by · February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Olympics, Pittsburgh Penguins
Brooks Orpik doesn't belong on Team USA Olympic roster. (Kris Krug)

Brooks Orpik Doesn’t Belong on Team USA Olympic Roster

Brooks Orpik doesn’t belong on the Team USA Olympic roster. As THW’s Mike Colligan pointed out, Orpik’s game has declined. He’s slow of foot and he’s unable to keep up with any […]

by · February 5, 2014 · 16 comments · Olympics, Pittsburgh Penguins
Brooks Orpik (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)

The Quiet Decline of Brooks Orpik

Brooks Orpik isn’t what he used to be, and the world may see that in Sochi this month.


3 Reasons the Penguins Won’t Trade Kris Letang

With the NHL’s trade deadline looming soon after an impending Olympic roster freeze, hockey fans everywhere wait with eager anticipation to see what moves will be made around the league.  It’s no different […]

by · January 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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The Future of Suspensions: Implementing By-Law 17

The 2013-2014 NHL season, just as the seasons before it, has included its fair share of suspensions. This season has racked up 24 total suspensions thus far, adding up to […]

by · January 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Suspensions
Dan Bylsma hired Jacques Martin to help cure the team's defensive woes. It's yet to pay off. (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)

Penguins’ Light Schedule Comes at Perfect Time

Following a shaky but, ultimately, successful road trip through Western Canada, the Pittsburgh Penguins returned home with a rare opportunity to recharge and refocus.  Indeed, with a single contest on […]

by · January 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
Who will the Penguins find to replace Pascal Dupuis? (Andy Martin Jr)

How Dupuis Injury Affects Penguins’ Organization

Dan Bylsma announced on Friday, “Pascal Dupuis will be going for ACL knee surgery in a couple of weeks and is out indefinitely.  And knowing the timetable, likely out for the remainder of the […]

Lars Eller - Aftermath of the  Gryba hit. (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)

The NHL’s Stretcher Era: Where Does it End?

The stretcher. You know, that thing paramedics use to transport injured people? Hopefully you’ve never needed one. Hopefully you never will. Yet increasingly, more NHL players are. And season after […]

by · December 18, 2013 · 1 comment · News/Commentary