Found November 27, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
“We can’t over complicate things, I think we have to strip our game down to the very basics, start with hard work and start with good defensive hockey.  It’s no secret we’re giving up too many goals, we can’t win when we’re giving up that many goals. When things aren’t going well, strip your game down start with very basic things do the little things right and start to build our game back up and get our identity back.” -Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals on how to fix the problems the Caps are having.  More from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider.
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