Brouwer conservatively celebrating. (Photo credit: Patrick McDermott)
A few weeks ago, Michael Wurman, Director of Game Entertainment and TV Production for the Washington Capitals, teased a special goal celebration for Troy Brouwer. During the Capitals open practice at Verizon Center on January 17, Brouwer busted a move and performed PSY’s Gangnam Style dance in skates. Wurman threatened that once Brouwer scores, that footage would be seen again.
“That song. Oy,” Wurman said. “But the people have spoken, they want it.”
On Friday, after Brouwer scored his third goal of the year with a perfectly placed shot over Ilya Bryzgalov’s right shoulder, Wurman gave the people what they wanted.
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With PSY’s Gangnam Style blasting over the speakers, Brouwer dances on the jumbotron.
“It’s one of those times where I had a lot of time,” Brouwer said of his goal after Saturday’s optional practice. “I had a good look, and I was able to make my shot. Sometimes it doesn’t always work out perfectly in a game, and you’re a lot more rushed.”
But Troy, the jumbotron. What did you think of the game ops guys playing your dance?
“I have no problems with it,” Troy said with a laugh. “I think it’s funny!”
Brouwer continued: “I know everyone wants me to do it after a goal,” he admitted. “But it’s kind of tough to do something like that. That’s usually terms for getting into a fight. I’d love to be able to treat the fans, but, at the same time, we don’t need that crap [in hockey].”
Wrong, Troy. Yes, we do.