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Who Is Brock Nelson?

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

Sometimes in hockey it appears there's just a "poof" moment when it all falls magically into place.

At least that's how it must appear to fans when it comes to a guy such as Brock Nelson.

Brock who?

Exactly.

New York Islanders fans certainly know Nelson now, and if the early returns from the 2014-15 season are any indication, it won't be long before lots of hockey fans hear the name and nod their heads appreciatively.

Two games into the season, Nelson has six points on three goals and three assists and is tied with a guy named Sidney Crosby for the league lead in point production.

It's not like head coach Jack Capuano rubbed an old lamp he found in his office at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and a big, talented center appeared out of the smoke, though frankly, that's a better -- or at least more evocative -- story.

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Primis's avatar

I don’t get this, this is like the 3rd time today someone has talked about Brock Nelson like they’re only just now hearing about him for the very first time.

He was a Mr. Hockey finalist in Minnesota, played for Team USA at the WJC’s, a standout at U. North Dakota, and an Isles freaking 1st round pick.

I don’t know who genuinely doesn’t know who he is.  You could certainly argue he’s spent the last year or two a bit under the radar of some, but…  he’s not been a nobody.

Posted by Primis on 10/14/14 at 01:06 PM ET

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