If you believed every NHL player back in 2004, there was no way absolutely no way they were going to play hockey under a salary cap.
We all know how that turned out.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has given the players union a take-it-or-leave-it offer that he hopes will avert the leagues second lockout in eight years.
Count on the players leaving it.
Troy Brouwer realizes he could have played out the final year of his contract with the Capitals and cashed in on unrestricted free agency next summer.
At a time when players like Mike Ribeiro and Jason Chimera are blasting NHL general managers for handing out ginormous 15-year contracts, it is refreshing to see Troy Brouwer and the Capitals get t