I like Brunner and think he could've been a nice addition here, but here's a pretty good example of why he would not be guaranteed a spot in the top 6. It is something he could've worked his way up to, but he's not defensively responsible enough at the moment to earn that ice time. At least not under Babcock.
(it's a blog that occasionally picks a play and gives a good analysis of what happened and where the breakdowns occurred).
My favorite part is this summation of what it means to be defensively responsible:
It's similar to Ovechkin after 2 games having 4 goals and somehow still managing to be a minus 4. ?!!
I'd seriously like to read his break down of that.
Edited by T.Low, 09 October 2013 - 02:04 AM.