2013 NHL Trade Deadline Thread (CBJ deadline discussion here)
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03-22-2013, 08:56 AM
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I have no anger toward him, nor can I speak for anyone but myself, but I see him as being one of the weakest hockey player in the NHL. He wins no wall battles, bounces off most hits, and is not strong with the puck on his stick. That's why, to me, his obvious skills have not resulted in better overall performance. I'd much prefer not to watch him in a CBJ sweater beyond this season. Not with a Mason-esque level of hope, that kid really needs to leave town, just a personal preference.
Brassard has always struck me as being a guy who would excel on bigger ice, with smaller players.
He has undeniable skills, but his free-wheeling style doesn't work in the NHL. When asked to play within a system, he is, essentially, homeless because while having top six skills, he cannot utilize them on the lower lines, which is, at best, where he should be playing. And if he doesn't forecheck strong or hit or is very good defensively, he's pretty useless on the bottom six too.
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