When Capitals center Brooks Laich caught a flight to Switzerland for a chance to play for the Floten Flyers of the Swiss League, his departure raised a thorny question.
A few days ago, Aurena Raines, Carter Chewning, Mike Wardand Chris Newman climbed into a car and made their weekly 60-mile pilgrimagefrom Spottsylvania to the Capitals practice facility in Arlingto
Capitals center Brooks Laich skated by the only reporter atthe Capitals practice facility Thursday morning and shouted, Nothingschanged.He was referring, of course, to the stalled labornegotiations
On Monday, the second day of the NHL lockout, 13 Capitals hit the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. By Wednesday that number was down to six.