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Bergen Record - Rangers’ Derick Brassard exits practice early New York Post –  Richards focused on title for Rangers, not his future New York Post –  Injury scare for Derick Brassard at Rangers practice New York Post –  Blood on the ice: Sharks in best spot to gobble up the Cup Daily News - Rangers’ Derick Brassard on thin ice with possible lower back injury New...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the Rangers need to address the center position this summer

Not a single team currently ranked lower than the Rangers in face-off percentage this year will be in the playoffs. The last four Stanley Cup Champions (Chicago (twice), LA and Boston) rank 5th, 3rd and 8th respectively in face-off success. All three of the Rangers centers relied on for their offense – Derick Brassard, Derek […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Talking Brassard And Michalek

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, - Derick Brassard, a Gatineau native, picked up by the Rangers last year in a big deal with Columbus suited up for his 400th career game Saturday. Brassard, 26, who spends his off-season in Ottawa, has made his presence felt by the Rangers. Heading into the visit by the Senators, New York had a 23-8-1 record this season when he registers...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Beginnings: Derick Brassard

The folks at MSG were kind enough to share a quick note about tonight’s new episode of Beginnings, featuring Derick Brassard. The episode airs tonight after the Rangers/Senators game finishes up. On tonight’s all-new episode of “Beginnings” (11pm MSG), immediately following coverage of the Rangers-Senators game, forward Derick Brassard takes MSG’s cameras to Quebec, Canada...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Special teams finally special for the New York Rangers

Find the nearest storm cellar! Run to a fallout shelter!! Prepare for chaos, the apocalypse is nigh. Special teams are clicking for the New York Rangers. An overreaction? Maybe, but wouldn’t you be distressed if the sun set last night in the east and rose this morning in the west? Wouldn’t you question what was wrong with the universe? There aren’t many reliable facts of life...
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The curious case of Derick Brassard

Does Brassard’s future lie in New York? With the Rangers roster facing significant change in the near future one player’s situation that is a difficult one to predict is Derick Brassard’s. A player of immense natural ability, Brassard started his New York career in brilliant style as a game changing, point per game force last season and left players such as Rick Nash in his...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Redemption for three in New York Rangers’ win over Detroit

Through the first eight games of the Rangers’ season, there was very little to write home about for forwards Derick Brassard, Benoit Pouliot and Mats Zuccarello. After 65 minutes of hockey last night in Hockeytown, the three may have sat down to write Mom and Dad together. Mats Zuccarello knotted the game at two in the third period, his first goal of the season. “Brass”, ...
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Brassard Not Shooting the Puck Enough

The dangers of small sample sizes; were the Rangers and their fans fooled by the outstanding performance of Derick Brassard following 13 regular season and 12 playoff contests? The 6th overall selection in the 2006 entry draft underachieved during much of his five some season run in Columbus before coming to the Rangers at the […]
Via Ranger Nation
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Rangers Derick Brassard scores Game 6′s only goal

It only took one goal from Derick Brassard to keep the New York Rangers alive on Sunday. Brassard told Newsday that the team’s fans pushed him to do it. “The crowd was chanting to shoot the puck,” Brassard said. “I didn’t see myself giving a pass to one of my teammates there. I think I had to shoot it.” Video: Derick Brassard scores Game 6′s only goal The post Video...
Via Players View
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Derick Brassard – the center piece

Brassard has a great chance to re-establish himself with the Rangers With every additional pass like the perfect defense splitter that set up Dan Girardi’s huge goal against the Islanders, Derick Brassard is positioning himself to be the Rangers second option at center beyond this season. The ramifications from each additional impressive Brassard display from here on in are huge...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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