Episode 6: Family Faceoff with Craig and Courtney Laughlin
33:19Published on November 7, 2018
The Laughlin matriarch, Linda, joins for a very special episode. Linda opens up about her battle with cancer, and the Laughlins 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 Cup. Topics include: recapping the week that was (1:38), coaching changes in the NHL (6:12), coaching youth movement (7:51), the upcoming schedule (10:12), Linda’s battle with cancer during the Capitals Stanley Cup run (10:47), “no piano on their back” (14:32), Craig’s contract year (15:40), dropping the puck on Hockey Fights Cancer night (17:27), how do you drop a puck? (20:15), Hockey Fights Cancer initiative (21:14), how cancer has impacted the Laughlin’s (24:53), the Craig and Linda Laughlin Foundation (27:41) and Courtney’s emotional story about her mom’s fight with cancer (29:55).