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Brassard signs 4 year extension. 3.2M/yr

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09-04-2009, 04:07 PM
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Why? for a game of fantasy hockey? One guy has shown elite NHL talent, the other two are unkown at this time. If CBJ are hoping for 2 basically rookies as their 1st line...TROUBLE.
Huselius is going to be on the first line to start the season, so that's one sophomore, one elite talent, and one proven effective (though somewhat streaky) top-6 player. Filatov would only be up there if he does that whole superstar transformation thing immediately. That would cause some problems in our top-6... but they'd be the good kind of problems.

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09-04-2009, 04:33 PM
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Too early. The Jackets didn't need to give him this much money for RFA years.

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09-04-2009, 04:34 PM
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I would have waited another season before handing that contract, but you know im not a gm.

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09-04-2009, 04:37 PM
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Brass is a stud, if he can stay healthy this contract will look great.

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09-04-2009, 05:17 PM
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People are undervaluing Brassard. He is damn good. He has the talent to be a top line guy. He is already at worst a 2nd line center.

With strong wingers (which the jackets have plenty of) he could be a top line guy. In many ways he is the Jackets version of Backstrom.
Next off-season it will be talked about, on this board, on how Brassard is on one of the best contracts in the league. To me, I'd just be worried about his UFA year when he's still going to be relatively young and ready to hit his prime.

This kid is good, really good I predicted him to have a big breakout season over guys like Giroux. Columbus knows its going to happen too and they're saving their money by signing him now, rather than after his breakout year.

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09-04-2009, 05:20 PM
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Next off-season it will be talked about, on this board, on how Brassard is on one of the best contracts in the league. To me, I'd just be worried about his UFA year when he's still going to be relatively young and ready to hit his prime.

This kid is good, really good I predicted him to have a big breakout season over guys like Giroux. Columbus knows its going to happen too and they're saving their money by signing him now, rather than after his breakout year.
I agree. I think he'll surprise alot of people.

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09-04-2009, 05:27 PM
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Too much too soon for Brassard. Players have to earn these kind of contracts.

I see a lot of people mentioning Filatov but that's another player I'm not sold on. He looks like the next Forsberg, but thing is: Filatov is already going through an impressive list of injuries (he lost 15 pounds from a sinus infection!).

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09-04-2009, 05:29 PM
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Too much too soon for Brassard. Players have to earn these kind of contracts.

I see a lot of people mentioning Filatov but that's another player I'm not sold on. He looks like the next Forsberg, but thing is: Filatov is already going through an impressive list of injuries (he lost 15 pounds from a sinus infection!).
Zach Parise. Thats it.

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09-04-2009, 05:34 PM
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Next off-season it will be talked about, on this board, on how Brassard is on one of the best contracts in the league. To me, I'd just be worried about his UFA year when he's still going to be relatively young and ready to hit his prime.

This kid is good, really good I predicted him to have a big breakout season over guys like Giroux. Columbus knows its going to happen too and they're saving their money by signing him now, rather than after his breakout year.
He will be an RFA at the end of this deal (as far as I know).

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09-04-2009, 05:58 PM
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Here is how I see it. SH has taken a risk by signing him early...but could be a steal of a contract very soon. He has also established a benchmark for some future contracts. Voracek will need a contract at the end of next season. I'm sure people will agree that Brassard should/will have more points then him this year. So SH will be able to use this contract as a benchmark to keep Voracek's contract under 3.2 mill and the same could be said for Filatov as well.

Now as for the guys saying how Huselius is better than R. Whitney...come on. Silk in his last 4 years has had points of 77,66,56...Whitney...83,61,77 and in Whitney's 61 point year...it was in 66 games. Last year RW was tied for 22nd OVERALL in points.

Silk is not even close.

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09-04-2009, 06:29 PM
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Brassard is 22 now, he has one year left on his ELC and then 4 years of this contract so that takes him to 27 and therefore he'd be a UFA at the end of the deal wouldn't he?

EDIT: Nevermind he's 22 in September so he'll be 26 when this new contract ends.


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09-04-2009, 07:26 PM
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3.2 per for the next 4 years for Bressard is a great signing and will only get better in years 2 3 and 4.

Voricek should be signed soon also, he will breakout big soon.

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09-05-2009, 02:17 AM
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Howson is pretty savvy, Brassard must really be impressing his coaches and trainers this offseason in order for this deal to go down. In Howson I trust!!!

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09-05-2009, 02:22 AM
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3.2 per for the next 4 years for Bressard is a great signing and will only get better in years 2 3 and 4.

Voricek should be signed soon also, he will breakout big soon.
Jake is only in his 2nd year of his ELC. He will be done next year along with Mason.

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09-05-2009, 02:53 AM
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Hm, I love Brassard, but this seems a bit too early. He's only been an NHL regular since last season, and that was cut short.

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09-05-2009, 03:26 AM
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I think people will look back on this and think it was a genius move. I'm happy with it.

Brassard can play, and he can play well.

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09-05-2009, 04:40 AM
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Brassard proved last year he deserves to be regarded as a point-per-game player in the quite immediate future. I think this is a great contract for Columbus, if he can stay healthy.

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09-05-2009, 09:34 AM
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pretty steep for 48 NHL games played, But I think he will be a good player so it will work out.

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09-05-2009, 12:05 PM
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This is going to be a great deal. I saw a decent amount of Brassard before the injury, and hes going to be a fun guy to watch. Great for the Jackets, and for Rick Nash. Those two on a line together should like it up.

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09-05-2009, 12:10 PM
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3.2 per for the next 4 years for Bressard is a great signing and will only get better in years 2 3 and 4.

Voricek should be signed soon also, he will breakout big soon.
And also, considering Columbus' reported money "troubles" - simply from being a small market team - they need to hand out longer term contracts so they can create camaraderie among their core players, and thus when their players are up for a big payday, they'll be motivated to take a "hometown" discount in order to keep the team together.

I think few people take that into account when players sign long-term contracts, but its important. People scoff at how the Wings have kept their veterans around past their expiration date, and how they hand out contracts and always make efforts to retain their UFAs above all else, but it helps the locker room out a great deal, as well as the cap these days.

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09-05-2009, 12:18 PM
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I like this. Brassard is their first line center of now and of the future. This is just like the Bolland deal, except Brassard is more offensively gifted. He'll be outplaying this contract by year 2.

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09-05-2009, 04:27 PM
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My team is Edmonton, not Washington, so I know what it's like to have a struggling team. Horcoff, Hemsky, and Penner are all good players to have on a first line, despite their lack of production in past years (mostly Mac T's fault). Overall Columbus has a decent top 6, but the top 3 is still lacking. It's that #1 line which makes a team - look at Pittsburgh and Detroit.
Have to disagree. Whether or not it looks great on paper (which I think Huselius-Brassard-Nash does), that line has a lot of positives going for it. Two bonafide NHL scorers with a very promising, big, talented center.

Your point in bold is ridiculous. Any fan of Pitt or Det will tell you that while they have some of the most talented forwards in the league, their team's depth is what sets them apart. On that front, CBJ are doing things the right way. This isn't NHL10. Hell, even then you're better off pairing up two solid players and a random third guy so as not to waste talent. Furthermore, a position that has been a deficiency for CBJ over the years (center), looks more solid than half the league. I'll take Vermette, Brassard, Umberger, and Pahlsson any day of the week.

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