As Brooks Laich described an end-of-game scuffle he was involved in in Dallas last week during his interview with the Junkies, it became clear that hockey players are so desensitized to fighting, sometimes they don’t remember who they fought or what prompted it.
Brooks Laich, in his weekly appearance with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan, said the 2013-14 Capitals squad is a solid, solid team that’s right on the cusp, and uhh … closer now than they’ve ever been in his tenure with the franchise.
Brooks Laich, who missed the vast majority of the Caps’ regular season in 2012-13, and all of the playoffs, reported to training camp with another, very minor, unrelated injury, and he’s already “sick and tired of talking about” it, as he told the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday.
Capitals’ center Brooks Laich, who says he’s “100%” after giving everyone a good injury scare on the first day of training camp, lent his first-hand account Thursday to how a knee brace can limit an athlete’s mobility, in relation to Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
For five seasons beginning in the fall of 2007, Brooks Laich was there virtually every night for the Capitals, missing just four games. But a right groin that wouldn’t heal limited Washington’s most versatile player to just nine games, none in the gut-wrenching seven-game playoff loss to the New York Rangers.
Brooks Laich was in-studio with the Junkies and was asked about the far-fetched possibility of posing in Playgirl Magazine (in light of Steve McCatty). More importantly, he was asked to name his price.
More than a week after Washington was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, it’s expected that many Capitals players have fled the metropolitan confines of D.C. for their hometowns and an offseason of recovery. But not Brooks Laich.
It’s difficult for non-athletes to relate to the physical toll hockey can take on a player’s body, like for instance, the pain inflicted by a puck to the face. Luckily Brooks Laich was able to explain in blunt detail the feeling of being blindsided by someone’s slapshot.
As I was combing through the fourth segment of Thursday’s show, searching for quotes about how great a person Brooks Laich is – which was easy because it’s true – to piece together a nice post promoting his new Twitter account, I heard something I literally replayed 10 times because I couldn’t believe it.
Check out the photos from the 1st Chalk Talk of 2013 at Carmines with Brooks Laich, John Carlson and the Junkies.