Brunner & Z tearing up the NLA
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01-10-2013, 07:08 PM
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I don't know of a single player slated to start the season on the first line and most likely power play that plays 15 minutes a game. My guess is he averages somewhere around 18, which is still substantially less than the 25 he was averaging overseas, but 15 max is 3rd line minutes.
We'll see. We are a deep team that will separate the minutes maybe more evenly than others. Also this "putting Brunner to 1st line" -jargon doesn't guarantee 18 minutes for him. If he has some defensive flaws in his game, Babcock will use somebody else like Cleary there in some situations.
At Last season, we had clear Top4 in 19-17 minutes. Zeta, Dats, Mule, Flip.
Then came that middle 3, Cleary, Huds, Bertuzzi ~15 minutes. Brunner goes into this group at maximum to take the Hudler's spot. That more of 2nd line, not 3rd line minutes.
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