Tag Archives: Brooks Orpik

The Washington Capitals and Defensive Woes: Is This Becoming a New Problem For the Club?

Is the Capitals blueline still a strength of the club? Continue reading

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“Last Year Was A Missed Opportunity”: Capitals Head Coach Todd Reirden Speaks To the Media to Discuss Evgeny Kuznetsov, New Additions, Roster Competition, and More

After a long offseason that included the loss and addition of team personnel, training camp is well underway for Capitals Head Coach Todd Reirden in his second year behind the bench as Head Coach. After a media day session and … Continue reading

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Coaching Changes in Chocolatetown: Additions Behind the Hershey Bench and Within the Capitals Front Office Could Make A Difference For the Bears in 2019-20

Photo: NHL The 2019 offseason has been a busy one for the Capitals’ American Hockey League affiliate Hershey Bears. After the addition of a few veteran players to a returning core that lost some longtime team leaders, as well as … Continue reading

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For Two Capitals’ Prospects, Brooks Orpik Could Be Just What The Doctor Ordered

Earlier in the week the Washington Capitals named recently retired Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik to their Player Development Department. I commented in social media, half-heartedly, that this may have been the most significant “unrestricted free agent” signing by the Capitals … Continue reading

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Capitals Name Brooks Orpik to Player Development Department

The Washington Capitals have named Brooks Orpik to the Player Development Department, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. 

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NHL Draft and Free Agency Frenzy: How Does the Metropolitan Division Look Now?

After the start of the NHL Free Agency Period, how do the Metropolitan Division teams look? Continue reading

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The Evolution of My Hatred for Brooks Orpik

Brooks Orpik: Man. Myth. Legend. Villain? Brooks Orpik retired this week as a Washington Capital fan favorite, but he wasn’t always celebrated as such. In fact, during his 11 seasons as a Pittsburgh Penguin, I despised Brooks Orpik. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Playoff Orpik: The Two Goals That Are Unforgettable

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Thank You Batya! Teammates, Fans, Media, and Others Pay Tribute to Brooks Orpik

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images After 15 seasons (five with the Capitals), over 1,000 games played, and two Stanley Cup championships, veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik announced his retirement earlier today, concluding an illustrious career in the NHL. The player affectionately known … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Pending Free Agent Defenseman Brooks Orpik Helps Fans Tidy Fort DuPont Ice Arena

Photo: Monumental Sports and Entertainment After conducting their exit interviews following their first round playoff exit in April, many of the Capitals’ players and staff have returned home or are enjoying vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the … Continue reading

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