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02-12-2013, 12:06 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
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Tell me about all these other 27 year old debutants who been great in their first season.
You can't say his being older doesn't help. At 18, you're fresh out of high school. You're a child. Don't you remember how immature you, and many of your friends/classmates were at 18? At 27, you're hopefully a completely different person in terms of maturity. And that plays a big role.
Plus, reading on Brunner's journey, it seems like it took him a few years to find his stride. He's been through his ups and downs already.
That said, it is still impressive for someone to come to a new country, with almost all new teammates, a higher level of competition all around, a different playstyle and smaller rink, more physical game, and make that adjustment as quickly as he has. There were a lot of things he needed to adjust to and he's done fantastically so far.
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