Orpik, Satan Hoist the CupJune 14th, 2009 at 10:41 pm by Paul Peck under 4 Warn Weather
For the third time in the last four years, a Western New Yorker has won the Stanley Cup. Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik grew up in Amherst, where his parents still live. He joins Kevyn Adams and Todd Marchant as local NHL players to reach the peak of their sport. No word yet on whether Orpik will bring the Cup to WNY like Adams and Marchant did. Brooks brother Andrew, is a Sabres prospect.
Buffalo fans had to have mixed feelings seeing Miro Satan get his hands on the Cup. He was the fourth Penguin to skate with it, following Sidney Crosby, Bill Guerin and Sergei Gonchar. Satan played 8 seasons with the Sabres. His casual style of play didn’t always sit well with Buffalo fans.
Part-time Pittsburgh defenseman Philippe Boucher was originally a first round draft pick of the Sabres in 1991. Injured Pens forward Mike Zigomanis was a Sabres draft pick in 1999, who’s rights were famously lost when the Sabres missed a deadline because of a fax machine malfunction.
How do you feel about seeing Satan and another WNYer win the Cup?