Reusse: Wild's less-heralded rookie Brodin is thriving in NHL

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 14, 2013 - 6:40 AM

While center Mikael Granlund has struggled, defenseman Jonas Brodin has shown maturity beyond his 19 years.

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metaltesterMar. 13, 13 9:32 PM

Tack Brodin!

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geckojayMar. 13, 13 9:48 PM

I love, Love, LOVE this kid! It's crazy to think how good he is going to be in a few years.

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preebs55Mar. 13, 1310:33 PM

Not trying to put any pressure on the kid, but he reminds me of a young Nicklas Lidstom. We can only hope.

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marcus100254Mar. 13, 1311:06 PM

Granny will adjust and adapt and he will be back. I think the physicality of the show has thrown him off his game a bit. But Brodin??? Wooooooooooooo!!!

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lindy_frank123Mar. 13, 1311:42 PM

If he wins half as many awards as Linstrom won...well he will be great. Poise for that age is unbelievable. A star in the making

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ReporterMar. 14, 13 1:32 AM

The best part about this kid is that, like a great defensemen, you don't think about him. He breaks up plays before they happen. He stays upright, makes good passes, doesn't panic, and I can seldom remember a time where I'm watching the Wild and say "dang it, Brodin." I hope he gets the credit he deserves on the national stage, because he's a great rook.

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MKIAhockey130johnMar. 14, 13 7:16 AM

I thought sense the Wild spend money like the Yankees on its players the playoffs would be a for sure thing, Grandlund looked good taking face offs, whatever happened to Chad Rau, he had some good games up here as I remember last year

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deepbreathMar. 14, 13 7:49 AM

Nice to think of Suter and Brodin as your top blueline pairing for the next 8-10 years or so.

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duluthfanMar. 14, 13 8:28 AM

MKIA - Since is the word you're looking for. His name's Granlund, not Grandlund. And the Wild don't spend money like the Yankees on their players. They made 2 very solid investments to put their already-loaded-with-talented-young-players team over the top and turn it into a legitimate playoff contender.

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al_wblMar. 14, 13 9:48 AM

I like being at the games live and watching Brodin. Some of the moves he makes playing one on one defense are amazing. MKIA: I thought you were switching to cheering for Ottawa? I'll really miss your ridiculous comments...NOT!

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