Derick Brassard Coming Home ?


The trade deadline blooms …

The Montreal Canadiens got a jump on things when they sent Hal Gill and a conditional 5th round pick to Nashville for Blake Geoffrion, Robert Slaney and a 2nd round pick in 2012. According to a source – Gauthier’s next move will involve that 2nd round pick.

Pierre Gauthier has  been in talk with Columbus and all indications point towards center man and Hull , Qc. native Derick Brassard coming to Montreal.

Brassard is in his fourth season with the Blue Jackets and has accumulated 133 pts in 251 NHL games. Mirroring Columbus’ disastrous season ( a season that makes the Habs appear like champions) , Brassard has managed to net 10 goals and add 13 assists in fifty games this season.He also sports a – 20 on a team that is filled with such numbers.

Derick’s numbers are a drop -off from last year when he scored 17 goals and added another 30 helpers for 47 points in 74 games. This season has seen him moved from the team’s top line to the fourth and everywhere in between – including the press box. At 6’1, 199 lbs – Brassard is a physical center man who can also play left wing. Brassard’s totals are not indicative of his talent or play. They are more a reflection of a Columbus team that is in total disarray.

Nash and Carter, the team’s two biggest stars – are rumored to be on their way out. Gauthier, along with most GM’s in the league, has been discussing the possibility of landing one of the two stars yet the price is too high and the players that Columbus would want in return are not available.Gauthier is said to be ready to deal Kostitsyn, Plekanec,Gomez, Moen, Campoli and /or Weber and a 2nd round pick for Nash. Columbus wants P.K Subban, Leblanc or Tinordi. Three players that fit with the future plans of the Montreal Canadiens and seem untouchable. Then again , The Edmonton Oilers dealt Wayne Gretzky – anything is possible.

English: Montreal Canadiens forward Andrei Kos...

Andrei Kostitsyn should be on his way to Columbus along with the 2nd round pick Gauthier received for Gill.In return, les Canadiens will receive a french – Canadian player who , at the age of twenty – five, would bring talent and youth to the ‘new ‘ Habs. A team that is heading forward with size and French in their blood .

Andrei Kostisyn’s course in Montreal has run it’s length. Chance after chance, coach after coach – Kostisyn has never been able to play consistent.A player of that caliber should be ashamed of what he has done. Andrei should be a perennial 30 goal scorer – instead , the 27 year -old Russian has grown into a big, bad , bleu , blanc et rouge weed.

It is time he is fertilized away from the garden of Montreal.

The deal makes sense for both clubs.

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