On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded two former Capitals, Eric Fehr and Steve Oleksy, along with a fourth-round pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs for defenseman Frank Corrado.
Despite the Penguins putting Fehr on waivers the day before, the Leafs are hoping the veteran can help them secure a playoff spot.
As you probably know, the Toronto Maple Leafs placed former Capital Brooks Laich on waivers at the very beginning of this season. The Leafs then ultimately made the decision to demote him to their AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.
Laich’s career with the Marlies started strange. The team played their first two regular season games and Laich did not play in either. I surmised that he was probably not happy with his demotion and now a few months later we have more evidence to back that up.
A year ago, former Capital Brooks Laich was not adept enough at Instagram to follow his lineys, Tom Wilson and Michael Latta.
Fast forward to today, Laich is now a regular poster who conducts Instagram live sessions. I don’t even do that. Laich also frequently communicates with ex-teammates in the comments. Friday night, Laich and his former captain, Alex Ovechkin, continued their lovefest.
Tuesday afternoon, former Capitals forward Brooks Laich shared a personal health tip to his followers on Instagram.
“I am a huge advocate of homemade organic juicing as many of you know,” Laich said. “For those of you who have inquired about what I put in my juices, here it is – kale, spinach, ginger, beets, celery, carrots, cucumbers, a lemon, tomato, apple, and a pear. I drink an 18oz juice every morning and @juleshough drinks a 12oz. The long term health benefits are incredible, but also you will have endless energy and positivity during the day! We use a @ceadovenezia juicer, would highly recommend it! Let me know what you put in your juices! ”
Laich would immediately regret asking as Alex Ovechkin would chime in with the following.
Last week, former Capitals forward Brooks Laich congratulated Nicklas Backstrom on his 500th career assist. Wednesday night, Laich had even kinder words for his former captain, Alex Ovechkin, after the Russian machine hit 1,000 points.
Saturday night at Canadian Tire Centre, Nicklas Backstrom registered his 500th career assist on TJ Oshie’s 13th goal of the season. The assist put the Caps up 1-0 against the Ottawa Senators early in the first period of the game.
One former teammate had a special message up for Nicky immediately after the milestone: Brooks Laich.
It’s 2017, you guys!
All night, Capitals players have been sharing their photos, celebrating the new year. As Washington is the only team in the NHL to play both on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, many of the players stayed in with their families.
Here’s what they posted and the translations.
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