they should start trying to integrate more of our prospects into the team (i.e. the ones who are ready - i'm not talking about rushing people or anything).
as far as "friends" on the team - does brouwer really matter? maybe he was liked (although, not by Q iirc), but presumably there are other likeable people on the team. they can be friends with each other
come to think about it - you don't really hear negative stuff about the personality of any of the players on the team. although maybe i haven't paid enough attention.
Please, no more Brouwer. I don't think those wheels or hands are going to get much better. He still has to solidify a role somehow somewhere. Nice player on paper, but I don't think he'll play to his next contract.
I thought it would have been wise to keep Brouwer until the young players matured and I think he would have signed for less here but it's too late now. It was a good career move for him to go to Washington.