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Podcast by Family Faceoff with Craig and Courtney Laughlin




Episode 16 - LET IT SNOW!

After DC’s biggest snowfall in three years, Craig and Courtney Laughlin tell some of their favorite childhood snow day stories (spoiler: grandpa Laughlin made his own Zamboni). PLUS, with Rick Nash announcing his retirement last week, the Laughlin’s discuss the NHL’s approach to concussions in 2019. Managing the Caps’ goaltending tandem, Brooks Orpik’s legacy with the Caps, we’ve got it all on Family Faceoff! Topics include: DOWN GOES KUZ KONTROL: fantasy hockey update (0:47), Laughlin snow...


Episode 15 - How to Fix NHL All-Star Weekend

New year, same Laughlins! In lieu of the recent news that Alexander Ovechkin will miss the NHL All-Star game, Craig and Courtney have a spirited discussion about NHL All-Star weekend (spoiler: Craig’s not a big fan). PLUS, the Laughlin’s preview the second half of the season with a game of over/under and explain why Sidney Crosby gave an autographed hockey stick to a trash-talking New York Rangers fan. Topics include: Caps’ bad stretch (0:37), Caps’ power play struggles (2:32), NHL All-Star...


Episode 14 - Fisticuffs and Naming Hockey’s Part of the Game

With 2018 coming to a close, Craig and Courtney Laughlin go through some of their favorite moments from the greatest year in franchise history and give out their Caps New Year’s resolutions. PLUS, Christmas may be over, but the Laughlins explain why it’s ALWAYS the holiday season where Pheonix Copley’s from. Topics include: Joe B elf on a shelf (0:58), fisticuffs vs. Pittsburgh (1:54), fighting in hockey (3:10), Craig fought…but he wasn’t a fighter (4:47), recapping an exciting 2018 (6:58),...


Episode 13 - Cap Wrap (Holiday Special)

It’s a special holiday edition of Family Faceoff! Craig and Courtney hand out presents to the Washington Capitals and share some of their family’s holiday traditions (spoiler: there’s a LOT of drinking involved). Topics include: Craig can’t wrap…or rap (0:47), presents for the Washington Capitals (1:55), the Laughlins’ gift for Dan (4:28), butter tart: a Canadian tradition (6:07), Laughlin holiday traditions (8:06) and the Laughlins’ three stars of the show (13:49).


Episode 12 - What NHL records will Ovi hold when he retires?

Winners of 12 of their last 14 games, the Capitals are CRUISING. Craig and Courtney Laughlin react to an impressive stretch from the reigning Stanley Cup champions. PLUS, Alex Ovechkin is on FIRE, but will he break some of the NHL’s most impressive individual records? The Laughlins share their thoughts. Puppies, fights and a chance to win $10,000 dollars playing NHL19? All that and more on Family Faceoff. Topics include: The Caps are EN FUEGO (0:21), Alex Ovechkin can’t be stopped (1:37),...


Episode 11 - Ovechkin's Still GR8, Seattle's New Team Name, and Choreographed Celebrations

Craig and Courtney Laughlin recap a roller coaster week for the Washington Capitals, including a big win in Columbus and the Ryan Reaves hit on Tom Wilson, and reveal what they would name Seattle’s new expansion team. PLUS, do choreographed celebrations have a place in the NHL? Craig and Courtney give their thoughts. Topics include: an impressive with over Columbus (1:10), Ryan Reaves’ hit against Tom Wilson (1:55), Alex Ovechkin…still GR8 (4:59), Caps winning despite a plethora of injuries...


Episode 10 - Where does Nicklas Bäckström rank among Swedish players in NHL history?

Craig joins Courtney via FaceTime from Vegas this week to discuss the Caps’ recent 7-game winning streak, Nicklas Bäckström’s career year and, you guessed it, Craig’s thoughts on Tom Wilson. PLUS, where does Bäckström rank among Swedish players in NHL history? The Laughlins rank their top five Swedish NHL players on Family Faceoff. Topics include: keys to the 7-game winning streak (0:40), fourth line impresses (2:02), Tom Wilson’s in the news again (3:50), Nicklas Bäckström’s career year...


Episode 9 - Is John Carlson the NHL's Top Defenseman?

Craig and Courtney Laughlin are back in the studio to discuss Tom Wilson’s return, the Caps’ impressive win streak and their fantasy hockey dominance. PLUS, is John Carlson overlooked as one of the NHL’s top defenseman? The Laughlins share their thoughts on Family Faceoff. Topics include: the week that was (1:32), Tom Wilson’s return (1:47), fantasy hockey dominance (5:38), is John Carlson underrated (7:15), how do you determine the best defenseman (9:22), Dads Trip (11:40), the week ahead...


Episode 8 - Poutine, Gravy Boats and Emergency Underwear

Emergency underwear? Matching suits? Gravy boats? We’ve got it all on a special Thanksgiving edition of Family Faceoff. Courtney and Craig discuss Tom Wilson’s return, Pheonix Copley’s impressive play and the upcoming Caps Dads trip. PLUS, Craig reveals the ingredients for the perfect poutine. Topics include: recapping the week that was (1:06), Tom Wilson’s return (2:00), Pheonix Copley’s impressive road trip (5:43), Joe B’s birthday (7:22), emergency underwear (8:06), Joe B and Locker’s...


Episode 7 - Game On (Special Guest Michael Jenkins)

With Craig on the road, NBC Sports Washington’s Michael Jenkins joins Courtney Laughlin on Family Faceoff. Courtney and Jenks discuss how the Capitals can improve their penalty kill and examine the impact this year’s Hockey Hall of Fame inductees had on the sport. PLUS, Courtney quizzes Jenks on how well he knows some former Capitals players in a trivia game called “Who Am I?” Topics include: recapping the week that was (2:06), the Caps’ penalty kill struggles (3:46), trying to find...


Episode 6 - Hockey Fights Cancer

Craig’s wife and Courtney’s mom Linda Laughlin joins the family for a very special episode. Linda opens up about her battle with uterine serous carcinoma, a form of endometrial cancer, and the Laughlin’s detail an emotional year for their family, including Linda’s fight during the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. Plus, the gang discusses a coaching youth movement in professional sports and Linda shares her thoughts on why the Capitals finally broke through and won the franchise’s first Stanley...


Episode 5 - The Caps are Halloween Legends

Craig and Courtney Laughlin go off the rails on this edition of Family Faceoff. Axe throwing, Carrie Underwood, Halloween and some seriously bold claims from Craig (does an NHL team NEED a goalie?) highlight the most entertaining episode yet. Oh yeah, there’s also a little hockey talk. Who’s the Caps MVP through 10 games? The answer might surprise you. Topics include: recapping the week that was (1:33), Locker’s chat with Jake “The Snake” Vrana (6:33), DON’T. SAY. SHUTOUT. (8:50), John...


Episode 4 - On the Road Again

In this week’s podcast, Courtney Laughlin shares her two takeaways from the week. Craig Laughlin calls in with some West coast updates with coffee in hand and a quick story about a seaplane. Plus, Courtney gives an update on Fantasy Hockey, including the team names that didn’t make the cut (hope you like puns). Topics include: Tom Wilson updates (1:11), Two Takeaways (2:56), Craig Calls In (6:42), Road Trip Importance (11:20) and Fantasy League Updates (19:40)


Episode 3 (Part One) - Is Kuzy Top 5?

In part one of this week’s podcast, Craig and Courtney Laughlin discuss teaming up for their first ever fantasy hockey league, give their thoughts on an up-and-down week for the Capitals and highlight some of the best moments from Capitals Casino Night. Plus, is Evgeny Kuznetsov a top 3 center in the NHL? Find out where Craig and Courtney rank Kuzy in their top 10. Topics include: fantasy hockey (0:50), key takeaways from the Caps’ 1-2 week (8:40), focusing on the fundamentals in practice...


Episode 3 (Part Two) - Travel Nightmares

In part two of this week’s podcast, Craig Laughlin shares what led him to taking a selfie with Kenny Albert in Philadelphia at 2:30 AM (spoiler: travel can be a nightmare sometimes) and compares the Caps' team charter plane to...a rocket ship? Plus, Craig and Courtney give an update on the Hershey Bears, including their thoughts on hockey captaincy, and reveal how they think Tom Wilson's suspension appeal will shake out. Topics include: Mr. Laughlin's wild ride (0:33), the Caps' rocket ship...


Episode 2 - What Stanley Cup Hangover?

Craig and Courtney Laughlin recap a WILD week for the Washington Capitals. Plus, the Laughlin’s share some personal fun facts, including a Locker story you are NOT going to want to miss. Topics include: Reminiscing over the Caps’ opening night and the Stanley Cup banner raising (0:41), Locker gets his championship ring (3:04), Canadian Thanksgiving (6:11), no Stanley Cup hangover / Caps shut out Bruins (8:17), Dowd’s first impressions (11:56), barn burner in Pittsburgh (15:06), reaction to...


Episode 1 - Welcome to the Show!

Craig and Courtney Laughlin reminisce about the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup run, championship parade and the players' summer with Lord Stanley. Plus, the Laughlin's provide an in-depth look at the Caps as they look to go back-to-back, including some early season lineup adjustments in lieu of Tom Wilson's suspension. Topics include: welcome to the show (0:00), Tom Wilson's suspension (1:36), Stanley Cup story time (5:07), Courtney steals the show at the Stanley Cup parade (9:20), Craig's...