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12-03-2012, 03:10 PM
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Put some talent around Ryan Johansen, and he will be a first line player.
Rick Nash was a top line player unless there was too much talent around him. You are either skilled and competitive enough for top line minutes or you are not.
I feel the same way about Derick Brassard from time to time - if he had snipers to set up, I think he's a capable player.
If you are concerned about who is surrounding Brassard, he's not a top line player.
I'm not even sure Brassard is a top six guy on most nights. If you want to hide him with two all-stars I'm sure he'll produce a bit more. Will not mean he's a top line player.
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