Thread: Derick Brassard
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04-04-2013, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by BlueshirtBlitz View Post
I disagree. I think when he faked to the circle, if he let loose a shot he had a couple of guys in his way. Richie was completely wide open because Brass drew the guys to him, I thought it was a really smart move to dump it back to Richie (and a well executed pass to top that off, as well.)
Richards was wide open at the point, but he had plenty of people between him and the net. Brassard tugged the puck back and pulled the defender out of the lane. He had an angle to shoot but chose to pass. It worked in this instance, but as teams begin to realize he's not a threat to shoot, that play is less and less likely to work. Remember, the Pens haven't seen much of Brassard, Clowe or Moore. That gave us a bit of an advantage.

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