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Watch Brooks Orpik send Daniel Paille flying

Feb 4, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

Brooks Orpik is a terrifying physical presence on the ice for the Penguins and if you’re going to skate through center ice, you’d better know where he’s at.

That tip could’ve been useful to Bruins forward Daniel Paille as Orpik cleaned him out at center ice during this afternoon’s game with the sort of hit that ends up on a Don Cherry highlight reel. Best part of it all? It was totally legal.

ROOT Sports’ Paul Steigerwald yelling about Paille flying 25 feet away after Orpik’s hit wasn’t total hyperbole, a historic moment in its own right.

  1. letangshair - Feb 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    best defensive partner in the league. my beautiful hair and his big bright blue eyes. unstoppable. should also put up brooksy’s hit on that rat marchand.

  2. fleurysteeth - Feb 4, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Can you feel the tension? I can! I can feel it… down in my plums. They’re getting a nice bluish hue, gettin’ ready to take ’em to the farmer’s market.

    • grillmarks - Feb 4, 2012 at 7:48 PM

      Ashley Schaeffer BMW is open for business!

  3. Stiller43 - Feb 4, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Is there a link to the video? Cant see it through this app…

  4. napoleonblownapart6887 - Feb 4, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Between this and the hit on skinner a few weeks back Brooksy is proving that you can still rock a guy legally

  5. billsin20xx - Feb 4, 2012 at 7:38 PM

  6. equipmentfreak - Feb 4, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    easily the hardest hitting defensemen.

  7. blyutz - Feb 6, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Game in – game out, Orpik plays physical defense. No cheap shots.

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