Brassard is much more than a 'tolerable 3rd line center'
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This is why I'm not a fan of Brassard. I hope he makes me eat crow- but he's not good enough to be a second line center, and he doesn't play good enough defense to be that prototypical third line center. He'll end up on Boyle's wing in no time.
The part of this trade I like the least. I think Brassard, talent-wise, is built only to play in the top six, but he's just not consistent or smart enough to be a good top six player. He's a tweener that isn't really a good fit. He's got great skill, but he's not a good decision maker.
Wish we could have gotten a pick instead. Pursuing Burmistrov would have been better, too (which they may have, who knows?). He'd fit the same role, except he's younger, much smarter, and stronger defensively.
I see Brassard grabbing the proverbial brass ring in New York. Big city begging for a guy like him to break out. I see him on New York's top six by either the end of this season or the start of next season. Lots of talent, just couldn't put it together in Columbus.
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Sestito still on the make a wish tour. - rholt168 "Okay, Joel. You've had your fun. Give your brother his pads back." - Trxjw
Nobody called No Givsies Backsies... So... I'm here to take him back.
Can you explain his play for us? Does he do this often (i.e. perform GODLIKE) and then revert to the norm? His passing is just unbelievable. Best on our team -- even better than Stepan. He's been pulling some moves like we haven't seen since Nylander was on the team.
I wonder if he just needed a change of scenery? I have no idea.