Brooks Laich

Top Scorer Brooks Laich, who is nursing a groin injury, jumped back on the ice Thursday for the first time since the lockout ended. While he didn’t do much in that forty minutes, Laich made the most of the ten minutes he was in front of the mic.

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Michal Neuvirth flying back to America

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There are three Washington Capitals players that have yet to make an appearance at Kettler Capitals IcePlex this week: goaltender Michal Neuvirth, defenseman Roman Hamrlik, and potential top-six winger Wojtek Wolski. You can now cross Neuvirth off that list. According to The Washington Times’ Stephen Whyno, Neuvy flew to Washington on Wednesday and plans on skating with his Caps teammates on Friday morning. Sorry, Brett Leonhardt. You must now vacate the ice.

Before Neuvy left for America (some time in the last six months), he took in a tennis match with his girlfriend Monika. Thanks to ahaonline.cz, you can see them not-smiling for the camera.

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Ted Leonsis Apologizes

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Just posted on his website, via the man himself:

I know Capitals fans – and hockey fans around the world – agonized the past few months; I apologize for my role in not being able to help us reach a more timely agreement. I’m sorry it took this long.

Read the whole thing on Ted’s Take. What do you think? Is it an empty PR gesture or a genuine first step towards reconciliation? What comes next? If you care, I give it a lot more weight considering it came from the same guy who wrote The Business of Happiness (good book, give it a read).

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“Do you like my fancy mustache?” (GIF created by flawlessrussians)

A few weeks ago, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Gillette extended their contract for two years, pairing the two through the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The best news of the deal was that Ovechkin could participate in future Movembers.

We tried our best to photoshop what the great eight would look like with a ‘stache that day, but now in a new commercial, Gillette shows us Ovi’s wide array of facial hair options.

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