NHL Free Agency Buzz: “Clock is Ticking” on Capitals, Brooks Laich


Latest on Brooks Laich, Andrei Markov, & Alexei Ponikarovsky Capitals not moving fast to lock up Laich Among potential free agents, who is the No. 2 rated forward behind Brad Richards? In league circles, Capitals forward Brooks Laich gets the nod. Laich, 27, is Mr. versatile and could hit the open market widely believed as the most complete player in the free agent pool. Laich who has the ability to play center and wing at a high level, had 16 goals and 32 assists for 48 points, including a +14 rating for the Capitals in 2010-2011. From 2007-2008 through 2009-2010, Laich posted three straight 20-goal seasons, collecting a career high 25 goals in 09-10. Laich can help a team in several areas including the power play. He had 24 power play points in 08-09, including 9 goals and scored a career high 12 power play goals in 09-10. It wouldRead More »