Brooks Laich


Ten minutes into their first day of training camp the Capitals already were dealing with a lower body injury to center/left wing Brooks Laich.


The Capitals reported to Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Wednesday for physicals and off-ice testing and will hit the ice for the official start of training camp on Thursday morning.


Like most Caps fans, Adam Oates has been rolling forward lines through his head all summer long. On Saturday he made a few things clear.


Capitals general manager George McPhee insisted last month that Brooks Laich could capably take over as his team’s second line center this coming season. 


Last week, Brooks Laich said NHL players “just need to be enticed a little bit by the other side.” That enticement has come in the form of a new proposal from NHL owners.