In a strange twist of fate and two years after Maryland is scheduled to depart the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big Ten Conference, the 2016 ACC basketball tournament will be held at the Verizon Center, ACC commissioner John Swofford announced Wednesday.
When on with the Junkies Wednesday – in light of a recent story about Mike Tyson using a whizzinator to evade failed drug tests – Laich was asked about the drug testing process, and how close in proximity the urine collector stands to players as they’re administering urine.
In the wake of the ongoing scandal involving the Miami Dolphins, the Wizards and Capitals owner on Tuesday gave his thoughts on hazing in an interview with The Associated Press, specifying that it’s incumbent upon front offices to make players aware of “what’s expected of them and what’s unacceptable behavior.”
The Capitals have re-signed left winger Jason Chimera to a two-year contract extension, the team announced in a press release Friday, keeping in Washington at $2 million per year through the 2015-16 season.
Four current Caps’ veterans – Joel Ward, Brooks Laich, Troy Brouwer and Karl Alzner – were asked about rookie hazing in hockey. Here are their responses, regarding the “traditions” involving rookies that take place within the Capitals locker room.
Brooks Laich was the latest Capital to speak publicly on Philly goalie Ray Emery attacking Braden Holtby last week, saying he wasn’t surprised, having played with Emery in the past, that he would do something like that — in an interview with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan on Tuesday.
Joel Ward of the Capitals talked about the culture of hazing as it relates to hockey, maintaining it’s just small stuff like picking up pucks, and paying for one dinner bill a year, which serves as a team-building thing. And gave an anecdote about the hefty tab he had to pick up his rookie season.
The Washington Capitals were able to escape Philadelphia with a 7-0 victory and their lives Friday night, as the Wells Fargo Center transformed into the Roman Coliseum.
Troy Brouwer, Canadian, was in the midst of explaining the root of the Capitals’ even strength woes on Thursday, when 106.7 The Fan host Holden Kushner called attention to his pronunciation of the word “offensive.” Let’s take a tour through Canada, and its varying degrees of accents.
The Capitals will face-off against a tenacious Flyers team Friday evening, led by former Caps player, and a guy who’s 7th all-time in penalty minutes, in first-time head coach Craig Berube, who took over as head coach earlier this month.