Thread: Player Discussion: Derick Brassard
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04-26-2013, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jas View Post
Brassard has provided solid 2nd line production since he was acquired. I remain thrilled that he was in the deal for Gaborik.
Originally Posted by Jonathan. View Post
11p in 12gp is 2nd line production? Those are some ridiculous standards.

His overall play may have been on a 2nd line level, but his production so far has been on a 1st line level.

I'm cautiously optimistic about Brassard. I like him and he has upside, but I've yet to see him have a big impact out there. He makes an individually nice play here and there, but he doesn't dictate play and force the opposition back like say Stepan, Zuccarello, or even Hagelin. Right now he doesn't contribute much outside his points, especially at ES.

Right now he is like a Mike Ribeiro. Ribeiro produces more than say David Krejci, but who in their right mind wants Ribeiro over Krejci?

But until this year, Stepan looked a lot like Brass out there: Little impact overall, but with a few fantastic plays sprinkled in here and there. Hopefully he can like Stepan figure out how to bring it consistently.

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