PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Joe Starkey of Starkey and Miller on Sports Radio 93-7 The FAN caught up with Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik to discuss the end of the lockout and how ready the team is to get out there and play.

Orpik talked about some of the benefits the players got in their new CBA including a pension plan which, according to Brooks, should really help everyone in the long run.

READ MORE: 'I'm Not Willing To Go Through This Again:' Woman Diagnosed With Tinnitus After COVID Vaccine

When it comes to playing an abbreviated season, Orpik talked about the pros and cons saying it doesn’t allow for slumps if you want to make the playoffs, and injuries can play a bigger factor.

READ MORE: Kenny Pickett Passes Dan Marino For Most Career Touchdowns

Orpik also looked back at the team’s playoff defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers saying, “we got really tight, and maybe our confidence took a big hit, which is kind of surprising.”

MORE NEWS: Fire Breaks Out At St. Vladimir Ukrainian Church In Arnold

Click the link below to listen to the full interview: