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Troy Brouwer Sounds Off Following Colorado Loss

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The Caps winger calls out his team's lack of effort following a 5-1 loss to Colorado.

Patrick Smith

After scoring 19 goals in 47 games last season, Troy Brouwer is still looking for his first tally of the 2013-14 campaign after five games. He's also looking for a better effort and better execution from his teammates following a 1-4-0 start punctuated by a 5-1 home loss to the Avalanche on Saturday night. Have a look...

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"It's looking at yourself and wanting to win," said Brouwer. "Our talent level's there, our effort's not."

That's some tough talk for the media from one of the team's leaders, and one can only hope the talk is even tougher behind closed doors. But if that's all it is - talk - things aren't going to get much better any time soon.