Thread: Player Discussion: Derick Brassard
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04-03-2013, 05:20 PM
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CBJ Brassard fan, stopping by to say hi. (Sad to see Brassard go, and I do have a Brassard CBJ 3rd jersey)

The problem with Brass as a 3rd liner is that he's not a checking line player. His face-offs are improving, but he can't be counted on to win a face-off when it's necessary.

He's not a player who can throw his weight around. He's tried putting on muscle, but said it slowed him down. He's also far too easily shut down by other team's checking line players.

Brass is most effective as a 2nd line playmaker who has wingers who he can get the puck. There were times when he and Nash were playing well together and they did have some chemistry.

Brass has played wing at various times, but he works best as a center. But when on a line with Umberger on wing, Umby was taking face-offs for him.

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