Thread: Prospect Info: Jonas Brodin (Part II)
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01-25-2013, 02:59 PM
The Brodin Effect
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Originally Posted by Teddy10Beers View Post
I remember at the 2011 draft the reaction to the selection of Brodin was sort of muted. My initial thought was that we got jobbed out of taking Dougie Hamilton who went one spot ahead of Brodin. Amazing how much the hype for Brodin has been building since then. Some of it seems warranted given the reports on him. Having said that it seems like the expectations for him are inordinately high at this point. I hope there will be some patience with him as he will undoubtedly have some growing pains as a 19 year old making the transition to the NHL. I'm excited to see the kid play but I'm not drinking the kool aid just yet; been burned too many times before on guys who I thought were going to make a big impact and then failed to deliver.

As an aside, I wonder if the Wild had Brodin rated higher that Dougie Hamilton. I suspect they did.
"Muted"? The atmosphere around here was downright UGLY!! Just as it was when Granlund was selected the year previous. There were also catcalls when Dumba's name was announced this past year.

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