Brouwer will have better offensive numbers than Olesz and will have more hits than Olesz and Carcillo combined.Interested?
I am sure Brouwer will have more pts ,, He will probably get to drag down Ovechkin/Backstrom and get some pts
And of course he will have more hits then either Olesz or Carcillo ,, Not hard to accumulate hits when you neglect playing D and just go around hitting everyone
Originally Posted by Marotte Marauder
So you expect Olesz to better than Brouwer defensively?
And Olesz will care more? Demonstrated by how many more times he sticks up for his teammates? Brouwer was often the only one willing to drop the mitts to protect/defend a teammate.
You might want to ask a few players for their opinion of Troy Brouwer as a teammate, it might be slightly different than yours.
Olesz is alot better defensively then Brouwer ,, Anyone who believes Brouwer is better defensive player needs there head examined
Who said anything about care more? Olesz isn't a fighter so not sure how comparing him to average fighter makes any sense
And I am sure many of Olesz former mates loved him just fine (Frolik is his friend) ,,, Not sure how me pointing out that Brouwer isn't a good hockey player means he isn't a good guy in lockerroom as you are arguing
I think Brouwer will surprise alot of his detractors this year snd he will fit in quite nicely in Washington ... like he did here though inconsistently.... but MM is right in that he was one of the few Hawks that stood up for his teammates even last season with a bad shoulder for who knows how many games. I suspect quite a few.