Karl Alzner told Lavar and Dukes he doesn’t think of Martin Erat any differently, as a person or teammate, one day after reports surfaced that Erat requested to be traded from the Washington Capitals.
Ten former National Hockey League players, including All-Star forward Gary Leeman, claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn’t done enough to protect players from concussions.
Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer ended up making 49 saves and Joffrey Lupul scored the winner in the shootout to lift Toronto to a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals.
Caps’ forward Brooks Laich, along with laying out the blueprint for strong, dynamic leadership, talked about the interaction players have with the referees in the NHL – which he said frequently get hostile – while on with the Junkies Wednesday morning.
Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals was asked to give comment on the perceived leadership struggle unfolding within the Redskins’ organization. Laich, a leader and alternate captain himself, gave the model response of what it takes to lead men.
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.