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#41 crispychris

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:07 PM

This kinda makes up for not having a 1st rounder in the up coming draft. Hope it's all true.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:43 PM

Nice pick up by kenny if its inked.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:53 PM

I'm swiss and I know Brunner very well. He has been the best player for the last couple of seasons. Apparently, he has a very good work ethic and he is a good finisher too.

The gap between NHL and Swiss National Leaugue is big, but he has great skating abilites and he is fast with the puck. He never had problems playing against physical teams.

MLive and Detnews say that Brunner will sign with the Wings, but Swiss sites are more neutral (as Switzerland is : ) ). We have to way a couple of days before knowing if he is going to sign. Apparently, he is not allowed to talk to the media because he still have a contract with Zug (until july 1st).

I'll let you know!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:17 PM

this is actually exciting considering he has actually established a track record early in his career.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:31 PM

Well this is a good turn of events. I'll be anxious to see what this kid can do in camp.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:57 PM

Bring him in. I have a good feeling about this one.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:37 PM

Who knows if he'll be a regular but in a probable lockout world he could look like a smart signing on the other side of the lockout

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:52 PM

Don't know anything about him but isn't he about the same size as Konstantinov? I think we could say Vladdy was somewhat gritty. :colgate:

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:11 PM

You have no idea how much I needed some good news right now. It went from Lidstrom retiring to losing my grandmother to a ticket from the cops. I need more things like this to bring this summer back from the brink of ruinous, or the year for that matter.

I hope this kid reaches his full potential and helps us usher in a new era of young superstars.

Who knows if he'll be a regular but in a probable lockout world he could look like a smart signing on the other side of the lockout


I don't think a lockout is likely.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:13 PM

With Nyquist coming up to the big leagues next season, we needed another young guy to step in as the #1 scorer down there. From what i've heard, this guy is it. Then after this season, if he excels, who knows.

With Nyquist coming up to the big leagues next season, we needed another young guy to step in as the #1 scorer down in Grand Rapids. From what i've heard, this guy is it. Then after this season, if he excels, who knows.


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:31 PM

I think this increases the likelihood of a trade tonight. With Brunner and Eaves in the fold... the progression of Emmerton, and the extra pieces that are around... I could see some moves.

Also, How awesome would a Helm, Brunner, Mursak line be??? Fast as hell with a ton of skill that is almost second line, but not quite there. Would make for an excellent third scoring line.
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:39 PM

Also, How awesome would a Helm, Brunner, Mursak line be??? Fast as hell with a ton of skill that is almost second line, but not quite there. Would make for an excellent third scoring line.


The Fast and Furious line. Me likey.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:46 PM

This sounds promising its too bad it takes 15yrs for our players to ever crack the line up. Wish they would give the young guys more of a chance to play ealier rather then playing as a rookie in their late 20's.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:00 PM

This is good news. I am all for these depth signings and maybe he actually becomes a contributor (and replaces Hudler.) But please Kenny, don't take your eye off the prize(s)! Suter is a MUST MUST MUST and Parise is 2nd! If no Parise, then Semin, if no Semin then a deal must be struck for Ryan (and Schultz) If you have to make a deal on draft day for Ryan, if the price is too good to pass up, then do it!

Imagine this story line:

Ken Holland makes deal for Bobby Ryan (Justin Schultz) on June 23rd, 2012...On July 1st 2012, Zach Parise & Ryan Suter BOTH sign with Detroit...


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:16 PM

Ok...here is my $70M roster including Brunner (dunno what his salary will be, so I just put $1M to be safe) and my above proposed week of ecstasy with acquiring Ryan (Schultz) along with scoring Suter/Parise....

I traded away Franzen, Mursak, Emmerton & Kindl...not all for Ryan, but I got rid of these guys none-the-less... Of course I am still adamant about siging DeKeyser and Welsh, So until it DOESN'T happen then I will continue to post it! :lol: I now have put Montoya as Howard's back-up...


FORWARDS
Zach Parise ($8.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m)
Gustav Nyquist ($0.875m) / Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Bobby Ryan ($5.100m)
Damien Brunner ($1.000m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m)
Danny Cleary ($2.800m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.250m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m)
Drew Miller ($0.838m) / Jeremy Welsh ($1.100m) /

DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Ryan Suter ($8.000m)
Ian White ($2.875m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Brendan Smith ($0.875m) / Justin Schultz ($1.100m)
Danny DeKeyser ($0.825m) /

GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m)
Al Montoya ($1.000m)
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SALARY CAP: $70,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $67,070,833; BONUSES: $37,500
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $3,229,167

Edited by LeftWinger, 22 June 2012 - 04:18 PM.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:24 PM

Ok...here is my $70M roster including Brunner (dunno what his salary will be, so I just put $1M to be safe) and my above proposed week of ecstasy with acquiring Ryan (Schultz) along with scoring Suter/Parise....

I traded away Franzen, Mursak, Emmerton & Kindl...not all for Ryan, but I got rid of these guys none-the-less... Of course I am still adamant about siging DeKeyser and Welsh, So until it DOESN'T happen then I will continue to post it! :lol: I now have put Montoya as Howard's back-up...


FORWARDS
Zach Parise ($8.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m)
Gustav Nyquist ($0.875m) / Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Bobby Ryan ($5.100m)
Damien Brunner ($1.000m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m)
Danny Cleary ($2.800m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.250m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m)
Drew Miller ($0.838m) / Jeremy Welsh ($1.100m) /

DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Ryan Suter ($8.000m)
Ian White ($2.875m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Brendan Smith ($0.875m) / Justin Schultz ($1.100m)
Danny DeKeyser ($0.825m) /

GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m)
Al Montoya ($1.000m)
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SALARY CAP: $70,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $67,070,833; BONUSES: $37,500
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $3,229,167


That roster is HOTTTT! However with that being said, I think that is just the dream roster. I can totally see Parise and Suter, but I don't see Holland trading for Ryan. He just doesn't seem to pull off trades that have a huge impact like that. I mentioned in another topic I want him to pull a blockbuster though! Like when we acquired Hasek. He needs to do something big, show the NHL that the Wings don't f*ck around! :D

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:28 PM

That roster is HOTTTT! However with that being said, I think that is just the dream roster. I can totally see Parise and Suter, but I don't see Holland trading for Ryan. He just doesn't seem to pull off trades that have a huge impact like that. I mentioned in another topic I want him to pull a blockbuster though! Like when we acquired Hasek. He needs to do something big, show the NHL that the Wings don't f*ck around! :D


I know! Ya, it's a dream roster, but Holland did say if the right trade came along he would make a deal tonight....I would be just as happy with a "rights" trade too! Parise or Schultz or Semin even....I doubt Nashville trades with us...

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:09 PM

With Holland's statement about possibly making a trade during the draft, and Helm's signing and Brunner's signing, I do kind of have this feeling like he's arranging the chess pieces to see what he has to work with. Nobody left unsigned is essential, I don't think, and that's telling.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:20 PM

Absolutely LOVE this signing. Should fit in nicely on Helm's wing.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:25 PM

With Holland's statement about possibly making a trade during the draft, and Helm's signing and Brunner's signing, I do kind of have this feeling like he's arranging the chess pieces to see what he has to work with. Nobody left unsigned is essential, I don't think, and that's telling.


Well, Abby and Quincey are the RFA's left unsigned...Abby I am sure will sign, Quincey I could give two farts for so that doesn't matter...BUT like I said I see a growing list of possible trade bait and with the likes of Ryan, Staal, Nash, Iginila available, I am sure he will be listening and inquiring! I would hope that he will consider all inquiries and do what is best for the TEAM.... If he had to trade one of Franzen or Filppula to acquire Ryan or Staal, I'd be ok with it...I am not sure about those guys for a "rights" trade, but stranger things have happened....Hudler's Rights for Schultz's Rights...Do it! Throw Franzen, Mursak, 2nd in and send us Ryan as well!

to ANA : Franzen. Hudler, Mursak, 2nd

to DET : Ryan, Schultz

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