At 28, Laich is in the prime of his career and is one of the Capitals' most reliable and versatile players. But he'll need to do more to earn his hefty salary.
If the Capitals do not re-sign Alexander Semin and Dennis Wideman they'll reduce their payroll by 10.6 million.
Capitals general manager George McPhee said assistant coaches Jim Johnson and Dean Evason are not expected to return next season.
Flyers assistant coach Craig Berube interviewed with George McPhee but will not be the Capitals' next head coach.
Should they go with someone like Jon Cooper or Adam Oates, who have no NHL experience as a head coach? Or would Marc Crawford, Terry Murray or Tom Renney be a better fit?