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08-06-2012, 09:34 PM
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Brunner is 26 and led a pro league in scoring last year, while playing very well in the WC's.
He is ripe
The year 2005-06 and the names Kirby Law and Donald MacLean come to mind.
Law led the AHL in assists and points, MacLean led in goals and was 7th in points.
Both were 28. MacLean played 3 games with the Wings that season, 9 with Phoenix the following season, and then his 41-game NHL career was over (he retired professionally after playing in Austria in 2010-11), while Law played nine NHL games in his life, all before that season. Law retired after five more seasons; four seasons in Switzerland, split in the middle by a year in the KHL.
So the question is how do you compare the talent level of the Swiss league Brunner comes from to the AHL that MacLean and Law (and a 21 year-old Jiri Hudler) dominated. I've heard it generally that the AHL ranks as the fourth or fifth best professional league in the world, behind the NHL, KHL, SEL, and arguably the Finnish league. That puts it concretely ahead of Switzerland.
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