Craig Laughlin

Laughlin: Caps must correct their mindset, soon
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Chris Lingebach
March 10, 2020 - 4:03 pm
What are the Capitals missing that they had earlier in the season? For starters, their shortcomings start with their mindset, Caps analyst Craig Laughlin tells 106.7 The Fan.
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Capitals better 'get their game in order'
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Chris Lingebach
March 06, 2020 - 4:15 pm
If the Capitals still hold aspirations of being Stanley Cup champions in 2020, they better get it together, Craig Laughlin says.
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Ilya Kovalchuk a 'natural goal scorer'
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Chris Lingebach
February 28, 2020 - 8:32 pm
Something maybe overlooked about the Capitals acquiring Ilya Kovalchuk, analyst Craig Laughlin says, is it makes Washington one of two NHL teams with two 50-goal scorers on its roster. As Laughlin points out in this 106.7 The Fan interview, the numbers may dwindle, but ability doesn't.
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Capitals leaving opponents 'too much' space
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Chris Lingebach
February 21, 2020 - 7:15 pm
A critical indicator of the Capitals' downward spiral over the last 20-plus games is spacing. Caps analyst Craig Laughlin gives a detailed breakdown of their spacing issues, providing the perfect example.
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Laughlin: Caps' negative trend 'getting concerning to me'
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Chris Lingebach
February 13, 2020 - 6:52 pm
The Capitals' play over their last 20 games is becoming a concern to analyst Craig Laughlin, who warns that longer trends are harder to break. Listen as Laughlin dissects the problems in their game and how the Caps can right the ship.
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Braden Holtby continues his downward slide
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Chris Lingebach
February 10, 2020 - 7:14 pm
The Capitals are being patient with Braden Holtby, but the championship-caliber goalie isn't make a strong case for himself to remain the starter in net. As Holtby continues to struggle to find his form, rookie Ilya Samsonov remains rock-steady.
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How Evgeny Kuznetsov can become a 100-point player
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Chris Lingebach
February 02, 2020 - 10:28 am
Evgeny Kuznetsov topped out with a career-best 83 points the year the Capitals won the Stanley Cup. If they want to get back, Kuznetsov will have to continue to grow his game. Good news is, there's still another level for him to reach, and he may be getting close, Craig Laughlin tells 106.7 The Fan.
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Ilya Samsonov could soon supplant Braden Holtby as Caps' top goalie
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Chris Lingebach
January 21, 2020 - 5:17 pm
We could be witnessing the beginnings of a Grubauer-Holtby situation developing for the Capitals.
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Backstrom 'critical' to Caps' pursuit of another Stanley Cup
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Chris Lingebach
January 16, 2020 - 6:41 pm
Why Craig Laughlin believes Nicklas Backstrom is fundamental to the Caps' success and his thoughts on what's made the center so special for all these years.
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Craig Laughlin thinks Vrana's the Caps' next Peter Bondra
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Chris Lingebach
January 08, 2020 - 6:03 pm
Why Capitals TV color analyst Craig Laughlin sees Jakub Vrana – and his exploding play – as Washington's next Peter Bondra, an all-time Caps great.
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