Troy Brouwer, one of the Washington Capital player representatives to the union, has taken exception to recent comments made by teammates Roman Hamrlik and Michal Neuvirth. Both Czech players have taken an anti-union stance, stating that the lockout was more "about several superstars with big contracts' than anything else. Brouwer has followed that their comments cannot be taken seriously, considering both players have been absent from the negotiations. Also, he reiterated that the NHLPA remains a cohesive unit during this extended lockout. Really??
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