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After every victory, Barry Trotz has a tradition. He stands outside the locker room and offers fist bumps to the players. All year, the Capitals have documented this on Instagram. I, a noted poopy pants, think this whole thing is contrived. Apparently Brooks Orpik agrees.
Watch as Orpik walks by and ignores his head coach after the Caps’ 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. Maybe Orpik’s most endearing moment of the season.
No eye contact– nothing.
It reminds me of the time Buck Showalter got left hanging by Mark Reynolds. Buck played it off in the best way possible.
Orpik’s here for a few reasons:
Fist bumps is not on the list.
None of this rah rah BS. I admire that.
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