This could not come at a better time. Once and future Caps forward Brooks Laich starred in a segment with Cabbie Richards of TSN called “Five Things Every Man Should Know.” Guest-starring Dustin Penner and Evgeny Kuznetsov– as girls, the video teaches you (not me) everything you (not me) need to know about how to be a manly man.

Brooks guides us (you mostly) through the vagaries of manly tasks we (you) so often get wrong. It’s indispensable viewing: instructive, entertaining, has nothing to do with the Caps’ season, and features D.P. and Kuzya as girls.


And now, GIFs!

1. Handshakes

The right way to shake hands.

2. Apologies

“My bad.”

“Ryan Gosling”

3. Neckties

Intricate necktie method.

4. Fixing a Tire

White knighting

…with a twist.

5. Wingman

Dustin Penner makes for a cute girl.

The Kuznetsov nose boop.

Kuzya had enough.

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  • Maria Ovechkina

    Are hockey players teen boys from highschool maybe even college? Because then those 5 things apply…minus the tie and tire none of those things are done by real men lol

  • Craigr726

    Kuzya’s laugh when Cabbie touched his nose- priceless

  • Guest

    Sorry, i’d rather they be working on why the caps suck so bad, instead of this silliness!

  • Guest

    Agree! I think it’s annoying, not cute or funny.

  • Matt Lauer

    Same thought crossed my mind, too. But I guess we need some fun while the team bellyflops.

  • Chris Cerullo

    Handshakes are rather important these days.

  • Chris Cerullo

    This was also done like 3-4 weeks ago

  • holtbysaidno

    “Not feeling the vibe? Start ordering shots.”
    Sounds like proper manly (Blutarskian) advice to deal with Caps’ playoff run…

  • GraboviMyBozak

    The Caps were still terrible 4 weeks ago.

  • Brett G


  • Owen Johnson

    Kuzya kinda reminds me of George Michael Bluth.

  • Heidi Rhodes

    I found it hysterical. I needed a moment of humor to deal with the season.

  • hockeyrich

    If this was the team from a few years ago lighting up the scoreboard and exciting to watch, this would be so funny. But since the Caps haven’t won a game when scoring 2 goals or less since Oates has been trying to get them playing the right way. He needs to have them focused on lack of hustle and not being clowns on ice!! I am happy they are having fun being clowns! Just like I am happy paying for season tickets and watching slackers on ice. This must be the new business venture for Oates and McPhee when they are fired. Capitals Circus!! The GM and Coaching staff are a complete joke! They don’t have any business running a lemonade stand let alone a hockey team!

  • Myan

    Observation: Brooks Laich is a very handsome man.

  • JenniferH

    I thought it was hysterical. Especially the “cute girl” and “cute girl’s friend” shirt. Loved seeing Penner and Kuzya as part of the fun.

  • Rob W.

    I have been tying my tie wrong my whole life…im devastated

  • Sarah

    Real men totally do wear shirts that say “cute girl” in pink letters. And laugh when they get their noses booped.

  • Sentient Cheese

    you… you realize that this is a skit on Canadian Sports Centere.. right?

  • Sentient Cheese

    You know what? I could be bitter about the season, and therefore let it ruin the fun… OR.. OR I could take this as a separate thing, laugh my face off, and smile. We’re out of the playoffs, it’s rather liberating to have accepted it an moved on. Lets go Wiz, Lets go Nats!

    (or O’s if that’s your thing.. I guess)

  • Chris Cerullo

    This is also true but the situation wasn’t as dire

  • Jen Driscoll Butcher

    Brooks Laich actually did change a stranded motorists tire a few years ago. Class act.

  • JBIceman

    Flashed to Alonso for the tire change, nice 🙂

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