Forgive my ignorance...When did Orpik become a hated guy?
Just curious since I've never heard/read anything 'bad' about him.
As GMR already pointed out - this is nothing new to hockey - just that we don't see it as often in todays game.
Orpik has been called out before for dirty hits.
Also, he's not shy about getting into scrums and chirping with players, but he rarely fights. So yes, he's a disliked player by many.