Uh... you guys are second to last in the league. Meanwhile, Semin and Boudreau are first in their respective divisions.
I really feel for Brouwer. First, having to play on the same team as that Benedict Arnold hack, Roman Hamrlik, AND having to deal with all of the guys who hurt the Capitals so much.
Troy - how about you worry about your own last place squad, and spend less time trying to deflect the blame to guys who haven't even been on the team this year. And while you're ripping on the previous coach I think you played under for 20 games, how about looking in the flipping mirror. That "lacksadasical" coach has his team currently 2nd overall in the NHL, and playing absolutely lights out.
Brouwer's a schmuck. He benefits from good offensive players being gone so he can get more ice time. He's a third liner with a bigger role than he deserves because players like Semin were run out of town. No wonder the Caps blow.
A guy on a last place team shouldn't be lecturing the coach of a first place team on what he supposedly does wrong. Nor should a guy on the worst team in his division be questioning the dedication of a guy on the best team in his division.
Even if Brouwer's right about this stuff, and I'm not saying he is or he isn't, he's not in a position to throw stones just now.