Originally written on Rock the Red  |  Last updated 11/9/14

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 28: Brooks Laich #21 talks to Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals during the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Verizon Center on December 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
As the 2011-12 season has come to a close, the time has come to evaluate what it meant for the Capitals, both as a team and as individuals.  As such, as the summer progresses, I will be writing a report card, or individual evaluation, for each player who played in 9 (~10%) of the team's games, or 4 playoff games. Next up is center Brooks Laich, who finished his ninth NHL season, and ninth with the Capitals, on this past year's campaign. Season Summary: In the first season of a new six-year contract, Laich, like most of the Capitals, experienced a drop off in point production, scoring seven less points this year than last.  He also managed to score his points rather consistently, though he did go through some rather long stretches with little point production in the winter months.  Overall, he had 16 goals, 25 assists, a minus-eight rating, and 24 penalty minutes while playing in all 82 games for the second consecutive season and playing all positions up front.  His puck possessio...
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