Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 12/3/11
  Derick Brassard, last season’s 1st line center for the Columbus Blue Jackets and the former overall number six pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, has been a ‘healthy scratch’ – a common NHL term for being benched – seven of his previous ten team’s contests until his being inserted into the lineup, last night. While Brassards’s performance has been extremely disappointing, to peg his struggles as one of the primary reasons for the Blue Jackets disastrous start is simply not accurate.  In short, where do you start? In Friday’s Columbus Dispatch, Aaron Portzline reported the following.  In short, Brassard’s agent, Allan Walsh, feels that his client is being singled out as the fall guy for the Blue Jackets ills by head coach Scott Arniel. Now if you think that Walsh’s comments are the result of an overbearing agent coddling his client, I offer you the following: Does this stalemate ring a bell? At the beginning of last season, former Blue Jackets defenseman Mike Commodore was the bel...
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