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from Jeremy P. Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Beyond the numbers, what Brouwer brings to the Blues is a winner’s mentality. That’s not to put the fault of the team’s playoff flameouts on Oshie, but it has been apparent that the club has lacked a championship-pedigree player on its roster in recent postseasons.
“You hear it from a bunch of people when you win, but it’s something that you have to believe in everyday, knowing you’re going to win going into every game,” said Brouwer, who collected four goals and eight points in 19 playoff games during Chicago’s Stanley Cup run in 2010. “The best way I can describe it is, we were having a team dinner before the finals and we didn’t know if we were going to play Philadelphia or Montreal. But we had the mindset of ‘Who cares who we’re going to play? We know we’re going to win.’”
Philadelphia handled Montreal in the Eastern Conference finals, and Chicago won the Cup on Patrick Kane’s overtime goal in Game 6.
“Losing wasn’t even crossing our minds, it didn’t even creep in,” Brouwer said. “That ignorance that nobody can beat you if you don’t want them to, you learn how to do that pretty quick, and if you keep that mentality, it goes a lot further than some people might think.”
from Jeremy P. Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
“I thought something would possibly happen at the draft,” Oshie said. “After a couple of days, I just figured that I’d be staying in St. Louis. I got a call from (Blues general manager Doug) Armstrong today and my initial reaction was a little bit of shock, even though that I knew it was a possibility.”
The Blues’ ongoing search for a deal ended in Washington, where they found a forward in Brouwer, who they believe better fits their style.
Brouwer, 29, is a rugged 6-foot-3, 215-pound winger who has 132 goals and 255 points in 531 games with Chicago and Washington. He tied a career-high in points with the Capitals last season with 43, including 22 assists.
“Troy is a power forward in today’s game ... plays the way the Blues are looking to play moving forward,” Armstrong said. “We’re getting a different style of player. We’re getting a consistent 20-goal scorer. Those are valuable in the league. We’re getting a big body that can play. His minutes are high. It’s a different style of player than T.J. We probably have more players in our group like T.J. and less like Troy. That’s probably the easiest way to explain it.”
Brouwer, like Oshie, voiced some shock over the trade, but said he’s looking forward to his new chapter as well and hopes the Blues will benefit from the move.
“I’m an honest player,” Brouwer said. “I’m a guy that works hard. I’ve got some skill, I can make some plays. I’ve been able to score some goals. But I’m a big-body power forward, I like to play in front of the net, in the corners, play a hard-nosed game, I’ll fight when I need to. I like to (think) I’m a pretty well-rounded player with the ability to score 20-25 — hopefully 30 — goals but still be able to finish my checks and be a very reliable guy.”
ARLINGTON, VA. – The Washington Capitals have acquired right wing T.J. Oshie from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for right wing Troy Brouwer, goaltender Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
“T.J. is an outstanding skater with a tremendous skill set,” said MacLellan. “He is a powerful player and has consistent track record of production throughout his career in the NHL. We feel that he complements our core group nicely and can help us get to the next level in achieving our ultimate goal. We also want to thank Troy for his contributions to our organization on and off the ice and wish him well in St. Louis.”
added 4:58pm, St. Louis release is below...
No penalty on the play and Stepan did leave the game but did return.
“It’s looking at yourself and wanting to win. It’s about wanting to work hard, wanting to help your teammates out, wanting to win, that’s all it comes down to. Our talent level’s there, our effort’s not.
“It’s concentration, it’s work ethic, it’s focus, it’s a lot of things. It starts in practice and it continues over into warmups, we shoot high on our goalie sometimes when we shouldn’t be and then we’re sloppy during the game and then we wonder why we are sloppy and can’t make the breakout passes. We’ve got to be better, all around.”
-Troy Brouwer of the Washington Capitals after losing to the Avalanche 5-1. The Capitals are now 1-4-0. More on the game from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider.
“It was tough to lose his scoring ability when he wanted to play, but all in all, I think we’ve been doing well without him.”
“Some nights you didn’t even know if he was gonna come to the rink. It’s tough to play alongside guys like those because you don’t know what you’re gonna get out of ‘em.”
-Troy Brouwer of the Washington Capitals on Alexander Semin of the Carolina Hurricanes. Semin and the Canes visit Washington tomorrow, read a bit more from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider.
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider at the Washington Post,
Washington Capitals forward Troy Brouwer was frustrated Thursday to read comments made by two of his teammates that questioned the direction of the NHLPA during the lockout.
In the previous 48 hours, veteran defenseman Roman Hamrlik said that he was “disgusted”and spoke out against NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr while goaltender Michal Neuvirth voiced support for the blueliner’s view, adding that he believed the lockout was about “several superstars with big contracts.”
Those comments didn’t sit well with Brouwer, who along with Jason Chimera serves as the Capitals’ representatives to the NHLPA and has spent much of the past few months learning the details of the union’s proposals and helping relay the information to others.
“Those are two guys that have never been on a conference call, never been to a meeting, never paid attention,” Brouwer told The Post in a telephone interview Thursday. “People are going to have their own opinions but when you’re fighting for something with 700 other guys, all you’re doing is just making it harder to make a deal and making it harder to accomplish the things we’re fighting for.
“For me, I think those guys selling us out, being selfish like that and making those comments … ” Brouwer said, trailing off.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Troy Brouwer to a three-year, $11 million contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Brouwer will earn $3.6 million in 2013-14, $3.65 million in 2014-15 and $3.75 million in 2015-16.
“We are pleased to sign Troy Brouwer to a contract extension, said McPhee. “Troy is a physical and versatile power forward who can play both wings and who has averaged close to 20 goals in the past three seasons. He is a Stanley Cup winner and a great leader. We are thrilled that he will continue his career in Washington for many years to come.”
The game winner was scored by Troy Brouwer on a power play late in the 3rd period.
Washington is up 3-2 in the series and will be looking to clinch the series on home ice.
Here is the Brouwer goal…
added 6:33pm, Watch the game highlights below…
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Troy Brouwer to a two-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Brouwer, 25, recorded 17 goals and a career-high 19 assists for 36 points in 79 regular-season games in 2010-11. He led the Blackhawks and ranked fifth in the NHL with 262 hits and finished third on the team with five game-winning goals. Brouwer appeared in all seven playoff games with Chicago, collecting 11 penalty minutes and finishing with a plus-two rating.
The 6’3”, 215-pound forward helped lead the Blackhawks to win the 2010 Stanley Cup while tallying a career-best eight points (four goals, four assists) in 19 playoff contests.
from the Chicago Tribune,
Brouwer expressed disappointment Tuesday over the reshaping of the team and said he wasn’t the only player to feel that way.
“I kind of thought they would make more of an effort to try and keep the team together, but obviously that’s not the case,” Brouwer told “The Danny Mac Show” on WSCR-AM 670. “And I’ve talked to a couple of guys on the Blackhawks currently that are a little frustrated with how everything is going.
from Katie Carrera of the Washington Post,
Acquiring 25-year-old Troy Brouwer, a gritty leader who already has won one Stanley Cup in his career, might not have been the glitziest move that occurred over the past few days while the hockey world assembled in Minnesota. But it’s one that General Manager George McPhee believes will help Washington on and off the ice. It was the Capitals’ lone trade during the draft, and they used picks in the final four rounds to select a goaltender, two defensemen and a center.
“We thought it was a really good move for our club at the right time,” McPhee said. “I talked to him [Friday] night; he was really excited and sounds like a great kid. It’s amazing to feel that after a three-minute conversation, but he seems like the kind of leader that we’re looking for.”
via Darren Dreger tweet,
Capitals acquire Troy Brouwer from Chic for Caps first round pick, 26th overall.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals acquired right wing Troy Brouwer from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for the 26th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
“I’m very excited to join the Washington Capitals organization,” said Brouwer. “They are consistently one of the top teams in the NHL and I look forward to helping them reach the ultimate goal of winning the Stanley Cup.”
Brouwer out with an apparent right shoulder/arm injury.
from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,
Troy Brouwer has a very good idea of the player he’d like to become.
In the last four games, the Chicago Blackhawks right winger has had a first-hand view.
It’s Johan Franzen, Detroit’s scoring machine.
“He’s a big power-forward who gets in the corners, grinds it out, has the scoring abilities and is one of the go-to guys,” Brouwer said. “That’s what I’m going for. I’ve got the big part. Now, I just need the scoring part. Hopefully, within the next season or two, I can find my scoring touch again.”