"It was tough to lose his scoring ability, when he wanted to play," Brouwer said. "But all in all I think we've been doing well without him. ... Some nights you didn't even know if he was going to come to the rink. It's tough to play alongside guys like those because you don't know what you're going to get out of 'em."
Really Troy, you've been doing well without him? In what league are you doing well without him? I find it funny that Brouwer is calling out Semin for a lack of effort when Brouwer was called out for the same thing when he played in Chicago.
Tim Brent tweets to Brouwer:
"I can say on behalf of his teammates that we love having him here, and he has been a big part of our success so far with his consistent play and work ethic. NOT only his scoring ability. I hope he sticks it to them."
That a boy Timmy. I love seeing the team stick up for one another.