I think it was Karl [Alzner] that got it all set up. Probably [got it from] the dollar store, I’d say. I don’t know. The hat’s pretty nice though. Hopefully we’ve got a case to keep that thing nice and shiny for the season.
I know in Washington it’s been a very stats-driven organization for the last handful of years, but you gotta throw that out the window. You can’t worry about who scores the goals, who’s getting the success, because at the end of the day, the team that wins the Stanley Cup is a team.
It was very lackadaisical. Kind of guys were able to do whatever they pleased. There wasn’t a whole lot of accountability and then when we had a little bit of trouble and there needed to be accountability it wasn’t received exactly with open arms I’ll say.
Troy Brouwer on Bruce Boudreau, via Sky Kerstein
Troy Brouwer played 22 games under Bruce Boudreau. The Capitals won the first 7 of those games.
Via @recordsANDradio, here’s Alex Ovechkin stomping on the puck and falling. Also Troy Brouwer cracking up.
We have a little tradition at RMNB. When a player gets a Gordie Howe Hat Trick (1 goal, 1 assist, 1 fight), we make Ian photoshop a commemorative picture for the winner. Last night it was Troy Brouwer, but here’s the one Ian did for Mike Knuble after a Pens game back in 09-10.