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Caps' Brooks Laich gets engaged to Julianne Hough

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich’s offseason started a little earlier than he might have liked, but it hasn’t been a bad summer for him, either. Laich and girlfriend Julianne Hough from “Dancing With the Stars” now are engaged. Hough announced the news on her Instagram account Tuesday. She also wrote in the caption: “We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement...
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals Injury Update: Brooks Laich is unsure when he will return

Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals is taking his time coming back to the lineup after a shoulder injury. #164740923 / The Capitals center sustained his injury (right shoulder) late on October 18th during a shootout win over the Florida Panthers, when he collided with right-winger Shawn Thornton in front of Washington's bench. According to Pro Hockey Talk...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Preseason not helping players' health

The Washington Capital’s Nate Schmidt hits the boards in the Caps’ Sept. 28 preseason game vs. Montreal Washington Capital’s head coach Barry Trotz has said that by the team’s opener Oct. 9, he wants 22 healthy players ready to go. This is just one short of the NHL’s minimum requirement of 23 players, and it should seem like an easy objective. However, with six out of eight...
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooks Laich, Julianne Hough’s Twitter interactions nearly sickeningly saccharine (pics)

As the NHL world reels as it attempts to come to terms with the news that Alexander Ovechkin and tennis star Maria Kirilenko have broken off their engagement, at least some solace can be achieved by knowing that the relationship between Brooks Laich, Ovi’s Washington Capitals teammate, and actress Julianne Hough is still going strong. […] The post Brooks Laich, Julianne Hough’s...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals' Brooks Laich could miss remainder of season with persisting groin issues

If the Washington Capitals are going to make the Stanley Cup playoffs for a seventh consecutive season, they might have to do it without center Brooks Laich. Capitals insider Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports Laich will be visiting groin specialist Michael Brunt on Monday in St. Louis and may require surgery that would end his regular season.Laich has dealt with persisting...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals star Brooks Laich spotted with rumored new girlfriend Julianne Hough (photos)

As many of his NHL-playing colleagues are toiling for their respective countries in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Washington Capitals star Brooks Laich is maximizing the free time afforded him during the league’s Olympic break to hang out with the purported new love in his life, actress-dancer-singer Julianne Hough. Photos of the couple were […]The post Capitals star Brooks...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Brooks Laich continues to sit

Brooks Laich continues to sit out practice and it’s unclear when the versatile forward might be ready to return to the lineup. He missed the past two games with a groin injury. The same injury that limited him to only nine games last season, which led to abdominal surgery.Asked if this injury was headed down the same path as it did last season for Laich, Head coach Adam Oates...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals: Superior special teams

Greg Fiume/Getty Images For the past several seasons, the Washington Capitals’ power play sat atop the NHL. It’s no surprise then, that they lead the league at 28.2% this season. What is surprising is that the Capitals have broken their habitually appalling penalty kill stat to become among the NHL’s cream of the crop. After finishing at the bottom of the leaderboard nine times...
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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