Happy 28th Birthday, Brooks! So nice of you to tell us exactly what gift you want. But you should be getting a new contract.
Of all the Caps, you’re the one I feel the least bad about liking. Well, you and Nicky B (because not liking Nicky is the same as not liking ice cream and puppies). But still. This will be severely impacted if the Caps allow you to become an unrestricted free agent, which could happen any minute now.
Brooks has played all but 1 of his career games with Washington, has had three 20-gal seasons, plays on the power play, shorthanded, blocks shots… and made $2.4 million last season and only hit the salary cap for $2.07 million. He’s the guy: consistent, versatile, not flashy but always shows up to play.
You can track the situation here: isbrookslaichstillacapital.com and expect a very aggro post if that changes.