It will be interesting to watch him and Linus Omark on the same team. If Omark tears it up in that league and out-plays Brunner, then any excitement I had about Brunner goes out the window.
While I understand that point, Omark has torn it up in European leagues before. I would expect him to put up big numbers. Brunner will either make the transition to NA or he won't, until he is here we cannot tell. I won't write him off if Omark is exceptional over there, Omark has been exceptional in Europe before.
I was really hoping Brunner and Nyquist would play on a line in the AHL start developing chemistry while Brunner assimilates to the north american game. The next season they could make an incredible duo with dats or Z
Just watched the 1st, Pavel looks comfortable on that big ice. Had a few puck touches but overall the play wasn't near him that much. Funny that's how ice hockey is.
There's no game threads at the KHL forum I'm surprised no one else is that interested to comment on the game. I won't clog up this thread about the game but may be sometime there could be a Datsyuk game thread.
OP, Not that this matters much but you made a typo on the team Datsyuk is playing for. It's CSKA, not ZSKA.
It has been ZSKA for me from my childhood (80's), and it will be it forever. It's a Finnish old way to spell the name. TsSKA is the right Finnish translittering nowadays, but I just hate it. ZSKA forever.
Like I hate Semin being Sjomin (in Finnish). It's Semin for me, that's how I learned to know the guy. Same goes to Fedorov, he should be Fjodorov used in Finnish, but it's Fedorov for me forever.