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Saw some highlights of tonights intra-squad game...That kid has a big nose..."Schnoz".
Brun-O or Schnozz (He has a pretty impressive beak on him)

Glad I'm not the only one who noticed ;)

EDIT - with a big nose - aka "beak".....Call him "Beaker", and whenever he scores - Jumbotron runs the "meep meep meep meep".

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Glad I'm not the only one who noticed ;)

EDIT - with a big nose - aka "beak".....Call him "Beaker", and whenever he scores - Jumbotron runs the "meep meep meep meep".

Does that mean they can play the Swedish Chef theme every time one of the Swedes score?

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I just want to know if the hype on this guy is legit. Can a guy put up these numbers in Europe and then step over and do the same in the NHL?

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Firstly, excuse my English, I'm a French-native speaker (from Switzerland)

I just want to know if the hype on this guy is legit. Can a guy put up these numbers in Europe and then step over and do the same in the NHL?

Brunner has better stats (points per game) than Zetterberg, Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin, John Tavares or Joe Thornton in the Swiss League. Will he do the same in the NHL? Who knows? But he has the skills to be a (very?) good player in the NHL.

Is it pronounced Brooner or Brunner as in Langenbrunner?

It's [brunər]

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I just want to know if the hype on this guy is legit. Can a guy put up these numbers in Europe and then step over and do the same in the NHL?

to answer your question simply... yes. Look at Z's stats before he came to detroit and his first year here, and his stats were not nearly as great as Brunners are.

1998-1999 TIMRA IK-SWEDEN-2 37 15 13 28 2 1999-2000 TIMRA IK-SWEDEN-2 32 20 14 34 20 1999-2000 SWEDEN-WJC-A 7 3 2 5 8 2000-2001 TIMRA IK-SWEDEN 47 15 31 46 24 2000-2001 SWEDEN-WJC-A 9 1 3 4 2 2000-2001 SWEDEN-WC-A 9 1 3 4 2 2001-2002 TIMRA IK-SWEDEN 48 10 22 32 20 2001-2002 SWEDEN-OLYMPICS 4 0 1 1 0 2001-2002 SWEDEN-WC-A 9 0 7 7 4 2002-2003 RED WINGS 79 22 22 44 6 8 5 1 4 135 16.3 2002-2003 SWEDEN-WC-A 9 3 4 7 2 2003-2004 RED WINGS 61 15 28 43 15 14 7 1 2 137 10.9

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to answer your question simply... yes. Look at Z's stats before he came to detroit and his first year here, and his stats were not nearly as great as Brunners are.

1998-1999 TIMRA IK-SWEDEN-2 37 15 13 28 2 1999-2000 TIMRA IK-SWEDEN-2 32 20 14 34 20 1999-2000 SWEDEN-WJC-A 7 3 2 5 8 2000-2001 TIMRA IK-SWEDEN 47 15 31 46 24 2000-2001 SWEDEN-WJC-A 9 1 3 4 2 2000-2001 SWEDEN-WC-A 9 1 3 4 2 2001-2002 TIMRA IK-SWEDEN 48 10 22 32 20 2001-2002 SWEDEN-OLYMPICS 4 0 1 1 0 2001-2002 SWEDEN-WC-A 9 0 7 7 4 2002-2003 RED WINGS 79 22 22 44 6 8 5 1 4 135 16.3 2002-2003 SWEDEN-WC-A 9 3 4 7 2 2003-2004 RED WINGS 61 15 28 43 15 14 7 1 2 137 10.9

And during the last WC, Brunner had the same stats as Datsyuk (and play three matches less than him)

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I just want to know if the hype on this guy is legit. Can a guy put up these numbers in Europe and then step over and do the same in the NHL?

to answer your question simply... yes. Look at Z's stats before he came to detroit and his first 2 years here, and his stats were not nearly as great as Brunners are.

98-99 TMRA IK-Sweden -2 37games 15 g 13a 28points

99-00 " " 32 games 20g 14a 34 points

2000-01 TMRA IK-Sweden 47 Games 15g 31a 46 points

01-02 " " 48 Games 10g 22a 32 points

02-03 Red Wings 79 games 22g 22a 44 points

03-04 Red wings 68 games 15g 28a 43 points

Let's look at Brunners stats over the past 3 years

2010-2011 EV Zug Swiss 40 games 19g 27a 46 points

2011-2012 EV Zug Swiss 45 games 24g 36a 60 points

2012-2013 EV Zug Swiss 33 games 25g 32a 57 points

Edit: Mod please delete my prior post it came up all screwed up, and I didn't think it actually posted

Edited by Euro_Twins

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You're comparing two different leagues though. Swiss hockey v Swedish hockey. That really is my question. How do stats from another league translate to the NHL? Guess we'll find out real soon!

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Well, don't think anyone came up with this, but after watching the game last night and learning the correct pronunciation of his name (rhymes with runner,) I am officailly going with...

Damien "The Gunner" Brunner....

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to answer your question simply... yes. Look at Z's stats before he came to detroit and his first 2 years here, and his stats were not nearly as great as Brunners are.

98-99 TMRA IK-Sweden -2 37games 15 g 13a 28points

99-00 " " 32 games 20g 14a 34 points

2000-01 TMRA IK-Sweden 47 Games 15g 31a 46 points

01-02 " " 48 Games 10g 22a 32 points

02-03 Red Wings 79 games 22g 22a 44 points

03-04 Red wings 68 games 15g 28a 43 points

Let's look at Brunners stats over the past 3 years

2010-2011 EV Zug Swiss 40 games 19g 27a 46 points

2011-2012 EV Zug Swiss 45 games 24g 36a 60 points

2012-2013 EV Zug Swiss 33 games 25g 32a 57 points

Edit: Mod please delete my prior post it came up all screwed up, and I didn't think it actually posted

Yes, but Z was 17 years old in 98, Brunner was 24 in 2010. Add to that that the SEL and the NLA are very different and comparing Brunner's and Z's stats is apples to oranges.

Well, don't think anyone came up with this, but after watching the game last night and learning the correct pronunciation of his name (rhymes with runner,) I am officailly going with...

Damien "The Gunner" Brunner....

This one gets my vote

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Well, don't think anyone came up with this, but after watching the game last night and learning the correct pronunciation of his name (rhymes with runner,) I am officailly going with...

Damien "The Gunner" Brunner....

Dude I saw you post this on the other thread and I immediately fell in love with it, he shall now be called, "The Gunner or Gunner" Damien "Gunner" Brunner

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<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Bring Back The Bruise Bros" data-cid="2340508" data-time="1358320976"><p>

In tribute to The Axe:<br />

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Brunndog</p></blockquote>

Much obliged!

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You're comparing two different leagues though. Swiss hockey v Swedish hockey. That really is my question. How do stats from another league translate to the NHL? Guess we'll find out real soon!

Yes it may be different leagues, and as someone else posted they is an age difference of a few years between there nhl starts. My point was that Brunner put up very good stats, which were better than Z's stats in what I believe to be roughly the same caliber league. So yes it is quite possible to transfer that to the nhl. Now WILL he? That is something we will find out, but as for is it possible? Yes it is possible, especially for a player of his skill level. He is very sneaky too and loves to drive the net and he is a sniper.

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Well, don't think anyone came up with this, but after watching the game last night and learning the correct pronunciation of his name (rhymes with runner,) I am officailly going with...

Damien "The Gunner" Brunner....

This has my vote

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First of all, "Gunner" was the bad guy from team Iceland and the Mighty Ducks. So as much as I'd love to support the aforementioned nickname, out of respect for Charlie Conway and the rest of the gang I cannot.

Secondly, "Brunbelievable Goal!" is going right up there with "Brunder Struck!" as my new favorite Brunner saying. Ken Daniels will say it and love it. And maybe it will give him some new material so he's stop saying every member of the team is "Datsyukian" because the drop a shoulder fake on a goalie once in a while.

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