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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.


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???


Actress Julianne Hough attends the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Brooks Laich Talks New Girlfriend Julianne Hough

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich talked about his new girlfriend, American actress Julianne Hough, in his weekly interview with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday.


A view of a Coca-Cola machine featuring Alex Ovechkin of Russia ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Laich: There’s ‘A Lot of Pressure’ on Alex Ovechkin in Sochi Games

Capitals hockey star Alex Ovechkin is tasked with the unenviable burden of leading his national team to gold in the Sochi Games, which, understandably so, Brooks Laich told the Junkies, has put “a lot of pressure” on his two-time NHL MVP teammate to deliver.


Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan dunks the ball over the goalpost after intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown during the first half of a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.  (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Conclusion: Brooks Laich Likes ‘Office Space’ … So Does Ryan Kerrigan

Brooks Laich of the Capitals and Ryan Kerrigan of the Redskins exchanged one-liners from the movie “Office Space” over Twitter on Wednesday.


Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals. (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Laich: ‘We Have 3 Goaltenders … That’s Not an Ideal Situation for Any of Them’

With three goaltenders on the roster, and maintaining a heavy rotation between them all, the Capitals have yet to find consistent play in net this season, and Brooks Laich tells the Junkies, that’s not ideal for any of them.


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Brooks Laich & Cakes Become Better Buddies in EB’s Absence

It seems Brooks Laich has moved on to Cakes as his favorite Junkie in EB’s absence, acknowledging Cakes with his signature of friendship Thursday — the weekly ‘buddy’ reference. What a monumental shift in their relationship.


during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Wells Fargo Center on December 17, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Credit: Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Laich: Flyers’ Schenn Put Himself in ‘Vulnerable Position’ Before Wilson Hit

Brooks Laich doesn’t fully blame Caps teammate Tom Wilson for viciously colliding with Flyers’ defenseman Brayden Schenn at full speed – which sent Schenn flying into the boards – with minutes remaining in the 2nd period of the Caps’ 5-2 loss to Philadelphia Tuesday evening.


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Laich: Gun-Shy Teammate Had to Drink 6 Beer to Give Urine Sample

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.


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)

Four Capitals Veterans Talk About Rookie Hazing within Organization

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.