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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.”