I'll just go ahead and post exactly what I did at the Avs.com board today (where, coincidentally, I was called a "Nazi board Admin" today. ...They do, afterall, say "you become what you teach.")
Well, well, well. Time to eat some crow. I totally believed Fabian Brunnstrom was going to end up being a total bust, not NHL ready, and would have little NHL potential past maybe a second liner.
Well, it seems I was wrong. Fabian Brunnstrom, in his first ever NHL game, just scored a hat-trick. His third goal was also the game winning goal.
Oh, yeah, and he becomes only the third player EVER to score a hat-trick in their first NHL game.