Wild's Brodin more than surpasses first impressions

  • Article by: Michael Russo , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 16, 2013 - 12:50 AM

Jonas Brodin went from sleeper to budding NHL star.

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fittobetiedSep. 14, 13 7:14 PM

Please prepare for the cap room necessary for his next contract. It won't be easy but he will get paid years down the road and it'll be hefty.

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Latvia2006Sep. 14, 13 7:32 PM

Button's final ranking in June 2011 had Brodin at 10th overall and the 4th best defenseman -so what he wrote on June 7, 2011 is different than what he's saying now...

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bhanstad1501Sep. 14, 13 7:49 PM

I wouldn't trade Brodin for ANY young player in the NHL. The way he plays the game and if he can stay healthy, he could be the Wild's answer to that player that retired from the Red Wings.

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bhrnew1lSep. 14, 13 9:56 PM

Bandstand, He is a good defensive defenseman, for his age he is a freak with his ability to defend, he is obviously skilled at moving the puck to the right person as well, He is not going to get the money unless he can bring some point production along with his defensive abilities, I don't think he can score over 10 goals a year so I would not lose sleep over whether Uncle Leo will save enough money to pay him just yet..... I was at the Xcel the night they drafted him, his draft status was high and when I heard his interview that spoke volumes to me, he had personality and smarts, you could tell he was probably a good chess player I presume. I knew he would be good, I did not need to see him play......... FINALLY, Minnesota media and Wild staff obviously think higher of Brodin than the rest of the league....... Brodin was not a finalist for the Calder trophy and as Russo wrote was never seriously considered...... The article is a little on the strong side for a good defensive defensman that is good moving the puck..... Maybe everyone should settle down

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gold1515Sep. 15, 13 7:28 AM

How many d-men have ever been finalist for the Calder? Not many i would guess. The writers vote on this and usually just read the stats from the games in the morning. they dont actually watch the games. Example, Ovie was voted to the first team all-star at left and right wing. The writers who voted him in at left wing didn't even pay attention that he moved to right wing.

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deepbreathSep. 15, 13 9:49 AM

Makes it painfully easy to pencil in Suter/Brodin as the top blueline pairing for the next decade.

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randdlottSep. 15, 13 1:55 PM

Only weakness I see is his physical play. That may come as he matures. Otherwise, he has all the skills to be a top defenseman in the league, no doubt.

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