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Brassard’s Agent Rips On Columbus Coach

via Nick Kypreos tweets,

#NHL news Statement of Allan Walsh (player agent) concerning #Bluejackets forward Derick Brassard (healthy scratch 7 of the last 10 games):

“While I have tremendous respect for Howson and rest of Columbus’ management team, the situation regarding Brassard has become untenable”

“This coach has a history of burying players and using them as scapegoats to mask his own lack of success on the ice”.

“Derick has been singled out, almost from the very beginning of the season to be the fall guy in case things don’t go well”

More on this from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers…

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Columbus Blue Jackets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: derick+brassard, scott+arniel

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Evilpens's avatar

When is Walsh going to learn to stop whining ? it doesn’t help your Player your whining about or the team he plays for

Posted by Evilpens on 12/01/11 at 11:43 PM ET

John W.'s avatar

When is Walsh going to learn to stop whining ? it doesn’t help your Player your whining about or the team he plays for

Posted by Evilpens on 12/01/11 at 09:43 PM ET

It’s pretty obvious they’re pushing for a trade, it’s not really whining, it’s more strategy.  Could be a good opportunity to get a promising player.  He was always pretty good when he got the play with Nash.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 12/02/11 at 01:37 AM ET

Primis's avatar

And so it begins.

Brassard will not be the last Jacket wanting out this year.  It’s all falling apart, and quite frankly it’s probably last rites for them as a franchise.

What a miserable failure.  All they needed to do was show some sign of life in the 11 years (I think it’s 11) they’ve had a team, and they absolutely could not manage it.  That’s what happens when imbeciles are running the show.

Posted by Primis on 12/02/11 at 09:13 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

Walsh is right in that Howson and Arniel (and Hitchcock) would bury players in the minors while scapegoating them for the failures of the entire organization. Columbus is exceptionally dysfunctional.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 12/02/11 at 10:11 AM ET

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