Being that I am part Mongolian and I am direct descendent of Genghis Khan, you already don't want to mess with me. But I've upped the stakes a little here and got me some protection in the form of the Brouwer Rangers.
Readers of this blog and listeners of the radio station know that I am a gigantic fan of the Washington Capitals. I went to my first game at the Cap Centre back in 1992, supported the team before the fire sale and after. I am currently on year five of my season ticket holder status for the Capitals and have loved everything about being in my perch in Section 402 during those five years. The nicknames alone are worth it. There is a dude name Scary, Mullet, Creepy Keith and me...well, I'm just Khan.
Also in section 402, we have the Brouwer Rangers! They sit directly behind me and they are the creators and sustainers of the nation's first-ever Brouwer Power movement. This of course to support the #20 Troy Brouwer. A right winger for the Caps who is definitely a fan favorite and was part of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.
While thinking about the players on this year's squad, there is some amazing talent and many fan favorites. The league's reigning MVP in Alex Ovechin, Game Over Mike Green, the nicest guy in the world in Brooks Laich and many more. Hell...I went out and bought a Nick Backstrom jersey on the morning of March 5, 2010 after this happened the evening prior against the Lightning during a 4 on 3 (the word "this" is a web link). But also with guys like Eric Fehr, Joel Ward, John Erskine, Carlson, Alzner, Jason Chimera (even though I'm still bummed about the Chris Clark trade) and everyone else on this squad, it is hard to pick the most favorite.
But getting back to Troy Brouwer, dude is a flat out nice guy who brings a gigantic presence on the Caps second line and has a pretty decent shot. Remember game 5 against the Bruins a couple years ago? If not, watch this:
Here are some photos..
Me with the Brouwer Rangers up in our hood (section 402) at the Verizon Center
Me with #20 of your Washington Capitals, Mr. Troy Brouwer!