Derek Brassard

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  1. insider

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    I want to know the opinion of other posters on Brassard. I really like the guy, and got an offer in my fhl league that is Ryan Parent and Brassard for Schremp. Before accepting or refusing, I'd like a bit more of a scouting report. Thanks.
     
  2. Marc the Habs Fan

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    Pure offensive player at the center ice position, very quick, can score in bunches, good playmaker, decent size, good hockey sense and competes. Tanguay/Gagne type IMO.
     
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    The Habs fans seem to be very high on him. He does seem like a scorer. I dont think he has the gritt and two way ability to play like Gagne, but i do think he'll be a poor man Tanguay.

    A guy who will have to work defensively but will be good offensively.

    I have James Shepard higher on my list than Brassard.
     
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    Actually, he has grit. He always finishes his checks and is not afraid at all of hitting. He is on the 2nd power kill unit for Drummondville and he is doing quite a job.
     
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    I'd probably take Parent straight up for Schremp, but I'm from Guelph and am biased towards Parent.
     
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    Wrong thread big guy.
     
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    I personally think that Brassard is a very skilled player and could easily turn into a Gagne type player.
     
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    no, I had mentionned the two in the original thread
     
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    When I see Brassard, I think of Sakic.
     

  10. As do I. Nothing against Brassard, but I am a big Sheppard fan.
     
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    3 goals for him tonight in a 4-3 win in overtime.......
     
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    really... I've seen that Giroux had a good game too.

    I'd really like the habs to draft Brassard in the first round and Giroux in the second round.
     
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    Blue Jackets management is very high on Brassard. I could see them trading down a couple spots and snapping him up.
     
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    Yes Doug's been on record as liking Brassard and Mueller but I don't think it would involve much trading down. Without the lottery he's picking 5th right now and heading for 6th and 7th. He's on record saying he definetly wouldn't take Backstralm(spelling ?) that high so I think that puts Brassard in that range.

    I haven't seen too much of Brassard and he might have played poorly when I saw him but I too was more impressed with Sheppard. However some sources I trust say Brassard is looking really good now.Remember though that he is almost a year older than some of the other draftees.

    Anyways a big night for him last night with a hattrick in a big win.
     
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    It's a toss-up, really. I too prefer Sheppard, though that may have more to do with familiarity, as I've only seen Brassard twice (though I have liked what I have seen both times).

    If you want top-end offensive talent, it's Brassard by a bit, but if you want the better two-way player, it's Sheppard. Both are excellent choices, though.
     
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    I am an absolute HUGE Sheppard fan. In fact, he's possibly one of my favorite prospects ever to come out of the Q. If the Rangers can't trade up to get Staal, I'd want them to trade up to take Shep. The kid is one of the smartest young players out there if not in the world right now.
     
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    Do the habs need more small soft wingers?? (Giroux).
     
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    The Habs need wingers who can score which Giroux fits the bill. There is not a whole lot of offensive firepower in the current Habs prospects. He has got incredible offensive potential with plenty of upside and he plays a smart game. He just needs to be surrounded with the right type of players. You describe him as 'soft'. Is that more reflective of his play on the road. I would not describe him as soft based on the games I have seen him play in Gatineau.

    I am curious to know what his current ranking is for the draft? Any predicitions as to which round he's drafted.
     
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    He isnt as soft as say, Mike Riberio but he is a small winger....very skilled...but i just dont think the habs need players like him.
     
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    Take the offer if you haven't already!

    Parent is money in the bank as a top-4 NHL defenseman and shut-down guy. In the real NHL, I'd take him alone over Schremp too. (In an FHL based on scoring totals, however, it would be a different story). But Brassard has to be at least equal to Schremp in terms of offensive potential (I like him better, but that's just me), so regardless of how your league scores defensemen, take the Parent+Brassard and run with it!
     
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    Hell, id take Brassard over Schremp straight up. Throw in Parent and its lopsided.

    :)
     
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    didn't take it.

    Final deal looked like this

    To him
    Painchaud
    Schremp

    to me
    Brassard
    Hanzal
    Parent
     
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    Robbery. :clap:
     
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    Flyers scout Simon Nolet said Brassard is easily in the Flyers' top 5.
     
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    Same for the Blue Jackets....
     
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