Thread: Confirmed with Link: [CHI/WSH] Troy Brouwer for 26th Pick
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06-25-2011, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by CapitalsCup2012 View Post
A late 1st for a young roster player who has shown he can play well and produce with elite offensive talent. Next year is Brouwer's 4th full NHL season. He's young, still has upside and brings the hitting and grit. Something that SORELY needed on this team. He's also won a Cup as a very young player. I love this pickup by McPhee. These are the types of guys he should be looking to acquire. Now lock him up for 4 years at cheap rate if you can to make it worthwhile.
Ha I feel a little silly that while I was typing up my rambling post, you pretty much summed it up tidily

The only thing I'll add is that before this draft I was hoping that someone like Jensen/Biggs would fall to 26. Turns out we coulda had Jensen, but I have no problem with basically swapping that opportunity for Brouwer, who is a known commodity. Jensen may have more offensive upside, but the uncertainty of him producing in the bigs makes it an easy decision for me. Brouwer > Jensen

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