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So, news of social media skeptic Brooks Laich’s Twitter debut today took us back to this short but animated conversation with him back in July 2009… “Here would be my tweet: Going fishing. No reception on the lake. See you in the Fall… That would be my tweet. I’m not into that stuff!” Take a listen…
Forward Brooks Laich takes media questions in the lockerroom on the first day of Washington Capitals training camp, Jan 13, 2013
Defenseman John Carlson, first day of the Washington Capitals training camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Jan 13, 2013
On game day today, thinking back on our trip to Pittsburgh a year ago for Hockey Diaries: Winter Classic 2011 and probably our favorite made-for-radio quote about skating outdoors, from then-Penguin forward Michael Rupp.
MEDIACHAMELEON: "Can you describe to someone on the radio what it feels like to skate outside, what are the sensations that are different to you? What would you say?”
RUPP: “Did you ever go swimming in the nude? It’s kind of similar to that, I guess. It’s (laughs) it just feels, I don’t know, it feels… you just, it’s just… it’s freeing experience. Like you’re just in there, and you got the air around you, you can see it, it just… it’s a pretty cool feeling. I guess that’s a bad example, but it’s what I got.”
For the season-long radio documentary “Hockey Diaries: Change The Game”, Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau recorded a diary entry in early Dec 2010 about the emotion of trading forward Tomas Fleischmann to the Colorado Avalanche. (Fleischmann is now under contract with the Florida Panthers.)