Brooks Laich appears every Wednesday morning on 106.7 The Fan with the Junkies. And each week, he does a fine job of completing a 10-minute segment without saying anything controversial, without making any headlines, and without criticizing his teammates, his coaches, his bosses, his opponents, the fans of his opponents, the media who cover his opponents, any sponsors, the fans of any sponsors, the aunts of the fans of any sponsors, any tire manufacturers whose products fail on the Roosevelt Bridge, or anyone else in the universe.
Once in a while, though, the Junkies attempt to ask Laich about the Penguins and Sidney Crosby, and then it occasionally gets interesting. I can’t find the proof, but I know it’s happened in the past, and it happened again this week.
J.P. Flaim: You said you watched a game last night, did you watch any of Crosby’s return?
Laich: No, I didn’t watch their game.
Jason Bishop: He doesn’t like talking about Crosby. He doesn’t like talking about Pittsburgh or Crosby.
Flaim: He had four assists! I mean, you’ve got to give him his credit.
Laich: Well, whatever.
John Auville: You know what, I like your anti-Pittsburgh stance, Brooks. I think that’s a good thing.
Laich: Yeah, nope, I wasn’t tuned into that.
Lurch: He hates em.
Flaim: Do you think you’d enjoy hypothetically ever playing with him?
Laich: Um. If it was for a national team, then yes.
Auville: But not in the pros?
Laich: Well, I don’t see him getting traded to us, and I hope I’m not traded away from here. Don’t see it happening. Sorry guys.
(Via @StopTheHats )