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.
The Capitals have played noticeably better as they show progressing signs of adapting to Adam Oates’ system. However, Brooks Laich’s injury has dramatically affected them on the Penalty Kill. He explained to the Junks why it’s taking him so long to return to action.
It almost sounds strange to say, but the Capitals are trending upward for the first time this season after two consecutive wins against a divisional opponent. Injured Brooks Laich told the Junkies Thursday, that winning streak is something the Capitals ‘desperately, desperately needed.’
Dale Hunter won’t be back with the Capitals next season as the players spoke about losing their head coach and where the team will go from here.
The Washington Capitals season came to a close Saturday night at Madison Square Garden thanks to Brad Richards, Michael Del Zotto and the New York Rangers who advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 2-1 victory in Game 7.
For the second series in a row, the Caps came up big with a game four win, 3-2 over the New York Rangers, and now head back to New York for game five all tied at two games a piece.
Arlington, VA-The Capitals held a morning skate today before their game three Eastern Conference Semifinals match against the New York Rangers and could have a tiny difference in their lines.