Caps Media Clean Up at Local Emmys


Photo credit: Michael Wurman

The local Emmy awards were held in Baltimore on Saturday night, but because Aleister Ochvekin sucked up all the attention with his third career Hart trophy, you might not have heard about it. Still, some talented people who cover our favorite sports team were honored, and we’re here to give you the run-down.

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Brouwer conservatively celebrating his goal

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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Unleash The Fury: Don’t Worry, It’s Still a Thing

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Tom Green unleashing the fury. (Photo credit: Katie Stansbery)

The Caps were not the only thing missing on Tuesday night. Some fans noticed the absence on a long-time staple of the video board: playing Unleash The Fury when the team is down late in a game. A few of you took to our comments to vent your fears, but according to Michael Wurman, the Director of Game Entertainment and TV Products for the Washington Capitals, there is no need to worry.

“I debated running it early, but I wanted to see how the second period played out,” Wurman told Ian Oland, referring to the 4-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. “The game just didn’t dictate it in the third period.”

“The game always dictates how and what we run,” he added. “Unleash The Fury and the other pump up elements are never scripted.”

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