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Brooks Laich has a Canadian satellite dish

During Brooks Laich’s weekly call with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan, the hosts asked the Caps forward what he did on his Tuesday night off.

“Actually, I just sat on the couch last night and watched three different hockey games,” he said. “I watched Edmonton-Pittsburgh, I watched Philly play, I watched Toronto and Minnesota play, I just flipped back and forth. Then I watched a little San Jose and St. Louis.”

It was assumed that the hockey overload came courtesy of the current free preview of the NHL’s game package Center Ice. But not so much.

“I don’t have the free preview,” Laich said. “I have my Canadian satellite down here, so I get all the hockey games.”

Laich went on to explain how his Canadian satellite works here in the U.S. of A.

“In Canada, in my house back in Saskatchewan, I have a satellite dish, it’s Shaw Direct, and as part of that I can have a satellite dish in Washington here, and then my parents also have a retirement home in Phoeniz, Arizona,” he explained.  “And they have a dish there. It’s all on one package, so I just pay one bill back in Saskatchewan, pay one Center Ice package, and it’s at my house in Sasketchewan where my mom lives, my house here in Washington, and then also my parents’ retirement home in Phoenix.”

That’s actually pretty amazing.

If there’s one thing Laich doesn’t need his super-fancy Canadian satellite for, it’s watching Redskins games.

“Absolutely,” he said, when asked if he’d be watching the Redskins this weekend. “I rock my Ryan Kerrigan signed jersey every Sunday.”




Add Niles Paul to the list of Redskins players who are embarrassed:

“It was embarrassing. I watched the film two or three times just to see what went wrong. And it was embarrassing to watch. Each time was just as bad. There’s not too much to say. We need to fix it. And it’s going to get fixed.”


Bill Hamid, long before he was a goalkeeper for D.C. United, cheering in the Barra Brava section at 14 years old.


Some Tom Wilson uppercuts for you.


Washington vs. New York in Baltimore, 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. All TV/Radio listings here.



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Dan Steinberg · October 16, 2013

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