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  1. Brunner Contract Talks

    Swiss (Zug local) newspaper today reports that Brunner will return end of August to North America. Destination was not revealed but signing could take place very soon. His employer who would get over the salary cap or close by with Brunner's signing needs to make other transactions in order to clear cap space first. So Brunner will return to the NHL and will not play here in Zug next saison. Lets se
  2. Brunner Contract Talks

    Most fans over here still think that Brunner should (have) resign(ed) with the Wings. Now new rumours (nothing to base this up sofar) are on that talks to the Preds might be held by his agent since they are looking for a scoring wing. Personally I'd like to see him to stay in the NHL in Detroit. Althoug...getting him back would be a great asset for our team here. With Damien we might have made it in the final this year i.o. going out after 7 games in the semis vs. the later cup winner Bern!
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    Just in case - is there still any cap space at all for Brunner in case they would agree on something like 2/2.5 mil/p.a. or is this a "mission impossible"? Thks for letting me know.
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    Ok - he had a fair chance then. We probably will never get to know wether his particular spot in the team or the amount and duration of the contract (or both?) was the main reason why Brunner did not re-sign with Detroit (or Detroit with him). I agree that Detroit would have been a good showcase for Brunner. Basically everybody here in Switzerland is quite surprised that he didn't sign for 2.5 mil/p.a. Looks like a fair amount to me given the figures rumoured are corect?
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    IAgreed. I am fully aware of the capacity of both Nyquist and Andersson. They are excellent players and were in the Playoffs probably one of the best 3rd lines in the league. Of course u hv to earn your spot in the team but unless Brunner did not ask for way to much money, I really think that he was worried that he would end up in a defensive role only as it happened to him before in Switzerland prior to his change to Zug were the excellent coach Doug Shedden discovered Damiens Offensive potential and gave him the minutes he needed. As far as I could state out of Zug, he played fairly okay on his NHL rookie saison and was one of the better scorers of the RW but his minutes were drastically shortened during the Playoffs even though the 3rd line made their commitment to force both the Ducks and the Hawks into seven games. Since I have only seen a few of the Wings games here in Zug, please correct me if I am wrong but I also got the impression that the Wings were in a kind of transmission season and asked a lot for from Nrunnerbas a rookie even though playing with guys like Z, Dats etc. must be a dream for a new kid in town...:-)
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    Brunner conduct his offseason Training in Zug (same as Montreals Rafael Diaz) who was a former Zug Player same as Brunner and Anaheims Luca Sbisa too. Brunner was watching last Friday's first Zug icetraining and is said to join in in two weeks time on the ice after he has done his base training at the gym. In opposite to this, Diaz has taken part on the ice training. There are no rumours sofar that Brunner would join Zug again for the next season. Everything is just pure speculation at this Moment in time. I guess that he will sign somewhere in the NHL in the end. Personally I really regret that he didn't sign with the wings but I see his point for not being used at the right position at the bottom six. He is fast, a good tecnician and a cool sniper who Needs a creative role which he only gets in the top six. This is probably the Major issue why Brunners Agent and KH did not come to an agreement and Alfredsson got signed in a Minute by the Red Wings.