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Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first-period, shorthanded goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on January 15, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

After Years of Intense Pain, Brooks Laich Says Best Years Still Ahead

Brooks Laich opened up about surgery which will keep him out of the Caps lineup 4-6 weeks, how he’s been playing through severe pain for nearly 30 games this season, and how he believes he still has a lot of hockey left in his career.

03/19/2014

Alex Ovechkin makes his tourney picks. (Credit: @MonumentalNtwrk)

How Alex Ovechkin Makes NCAA Tournament Selections (Video)

Alex Ovechkin filled out an NCAA Tournament bracket for a Monumental Network video, the highlights of which – sports logic free – are noted here (Video).

03/18/2014

Tom Wilson learning Antarctica is a continent. (Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Capitals’ Tom Wilson Didn’t Know Antarctica Is a Continent

Tom Wilson of the Capitals wants to visit every continent in the world, but until Thursday, he didn’t know Antarctica was a continent. Listen here.

03/13/2014

Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals looks on during a faceoff in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on March 5, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Brooks Laich Equates ‘Talent’ with Winning … or Lack Thereof

Brooks Laich defined his definition of the word ‘talent’ — in an interview with the Junkies on Wednesday — as “the ability to win,” rather than a player possessing a particular skill set, which could apply to the Capitals’ ongoing struggles.

03/12/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, drafted 26th overall by the Washington Capitals, poses on stage during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

McPhee: Seeing Evgeny Kuznetsov ‘Like Seeing the Loch Ness Monster’

Caps GM George Mcphee chronicled the nearly 4-year timeline, of his relentless pursuit to sign Evgeny Kuznetsov, which finally concluded in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

03/08/2014

Dustin Penner of the Washington Capitals crashes the net in front of Tuukka Rask at TD Garden on March 6, 2014. (Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Listen to the Latest Edition of ‘Crashing The Net’ (Audio)

The latest edition of the “Crashing The Net” podcast takes a closer examination of the Washington Capitals deadline deals, and a few other notable trades made around the NHL. Listen to all three segments here.

03/07/2014

Slovakia's goalkeeper Jaroslav Halak reacts after a goal during the Men's Ice Hockey Group A match Slovakia vs Slovenia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Jaroslav Halák to Make First Start in Net for Capitals

Jaroslav Halák will make his first start in net for the Capitals against the Coyotes on Saturday, head coach Adam Oates confirmed.

03/07/2014

Evgeni Kuznetsov will wear No. 92 for the Capitals. He's seen here in this 2010 photo taken during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Capitals Sign Top Prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov

The Washington Capitals have agreed to terms with forward Evgeny Kuznetsov on an entry-level contract beginning this season, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced on Saturday.

03/06/2014

Dustin Penner #17 of the Washington Capitals is shoved by Luke Schenn #22 of the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on March 5, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals 6-4. (Credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Timeline of Capitals Deadline Deals for the Passive Hockey Fan

If you’re someone who considers yourself a passive hockey fan, then trade deadline acquisitions can be hard to follow. Here’s a simpler breakdown (with a timeline) explaining the moves the Caps made, and how it will affect the team moving forward.

03/06/2014

Brooks Laich (right) of the Washington Capitals celebrates with Mikhail Grabovski after scoring in the first period against the Edmonton Oilers at the Verizon Center on in Washington, D.C.  (Photo credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Mystery: Who’s the Player Laich Said ‘Rocked the Boat’ in Caps Locker Room?

Brooks Laich seems pleased with the Caps deadline acquisitions thus far, although he’s leery from one previous “bad apple” who “rocked the boat a little bit.” But who???

03/05/2014