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#81 deltawing

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:38 PM

Brunner is 26, didn't realize that, there's no way he'd rot in GR for 4 years like every other prospect. He'll definitely be in our starting roster, if you ask me.
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#82 Majsheppard

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:58 PM

http://www.mlive.com..._babcock_h.html

Ruh-roh.... talking like he is a top six right away doesn't inspire me with confidence for us to find a legit starter.
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#83 BamaWing

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:10 PM

He names 5 including Brunner. Sounds as though he's banking on us signing either Semin or Parise.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:27 PM

http://www.mlive.com..._babcock_h.html

Ruh-roh.... talking like he is a top six right away doesn't inspire me with confidence for us to find a legit starter.


I would hope he would be a starter unless hes a bust, hes old already. Give him a chance, if he does good great. if not let him go

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:09 PM

should be a pretty solid huds replacement and looks like he shoots. i'm all for starting him in the top 6 at least for the beginning of the season and see what happens. hopefully we're not done with offense there.. fingers crossed.

realllllyyy would love to see a semin-datsyuk-nyquist line.


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:28 PM

http://www.mlive.com..._babcock_h.html

wow. Is he that big of a steal?

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:30 PM

You didn't do lines?
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:30 PM

Speculation was that he is a replacement for Happy. This adhers to that theory.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:45 PM

Show us the lines!!

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#90 YougotDatsyuked

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:50 PM

So this is hollands off-season signing to shore up the top 6? I sure hope not, but we will find out in a week...

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:57 PM

I'm more of a lurker than a poster on here.....but I'm almost saddened to see a blueadams post without lines....Especially when it's involving a new person on the team. This is the first true sign of the apocalypse!!!!
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:00 PM

Boys, this is pretty damn big. Not just because of signing and having the potential but it seems theyre ready to pull the trigger on some moves. The way babs talked and convinced kenny holland to legitimately let him take a swiss-a player with no professional, junior, chl, experience and straight make the top 6.

So this is hollands off-season signing to shore up the top 6? I sure hope not, but we will find out in a week...


What? Jesus way to look at this as the biggest debbie downer. The organization is striving to make changes in their biggest offseason of recent times. My bad bro, i need to get kenny holland on speed dial to tell him know that unless we get bobby ryan, zach parise, ryan suter, and rick nash hes failed and "shored" the top 6. Righto.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:21 PM

If we don't get Suter he did fail, that's how this game is played. I don't need to have Parise but Pasha needs help so an NHL proven top 6 forward is my expectation. I didn't mean to sound like the biggest downer on the board but we do need someone in the system to pas the torch off to when the time comes.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:29 PM

he didnt even sign yet

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:34 PM

His skillset is useless to be buried on gthe 4th line dump and chasing - and at 26 its sink or swim time. We cant afford to "groom" him in the AHL for a year or two just to bring him up to ride pine. This guy the the skillset of an NHL players and very well could succeed and put up respectable numbers playing with Pav or Z. At the same time he could get crushed into dust and lose his confidence inside of the first month. Hell be given enough rope to hang himself - and if he doesnt fit, hell be snipped by December. Give the guy a shot, I like what I see.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:38 PM

His skillset is useless to be buried on gthe 4th line dump and chasing - and at 26 its sink or swim time. We cant afford to "groom" him in the AHL for a year or two just to bring him up to ride pine. This guy the the skillset of an NHL players and very well could succeed and put up respectable numbers playing with Pav or Z. At the same time he could get crushed into dust and lose his confidence inside of the first month. Hell be given enough rope to hang himself - and if he doesnt fit, hell be snipped by December. Give the guy a shot, I like what I see.
Nyquist-Datsyuk-Franzen
Filpula-Zetterberg-Brunner
*if we get a Parise or Semin then bump Franzen or Nyquist back to the 3rd line with Helm and Bert.


I think babs will throw nyquist back to the 3rd line unless during training camp he shows some strength and size difference. I imagine nyquist on 3rd while brunner most likely takes huds spot on the 2nd. I know brunner isnt a huge sized guy but ive heard from numerous watchers of his and they all say he will hold his own against sized players. Kids got some strength on the puck apparently.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:02 PM

If we don't get Suter he did fail, that's how this game is played. I don't need to have Parise but Pasha needs help so an NHL proven top 6 forward is my expectation. I didn't mean to sound like the biggest downer on the board but we do need someone in the system to pas the torch off to when the time comes.

Agreed. With the cap space that we have right now, a classic Holland "we're happy with our team" off-season would be a failure. A good GM would use the money to make improvements. Having said that, the low risk move on this Brunner kid doesn't exclude big moves to come. If he's a bust, we can always send him to the AHL. Time will tell.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:54 PM

How' bout these new sexy lines?:

Parise/Datsyuk/Bertuzzi
Brunner/Zetterberg/Franzen
Cleary/Filppula/Nyquist
Miller/Helm/Eaves

#99 Tim.D

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:59 PM

How' bout these new sexy lines?:

Parise/Datsyuk/Bertuzzi
Brunner/Zetterberg/Franzen
Cleary/Filppula/Nyquist
Miller/Helm/Eaves


Yeah, if we sign Parise or Semin we might have to go with 3 scoring lines. I'd put Abdelkader to replace Cleary, though.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:12 PM

I love you guys lol. I was actually in the middle of putting together a cap geek spread, but my ride pulled in.


...almost 4 mil left in cap space with this glorious roster too

CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup

FORWARDS
Zach Parise ($7.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m)
Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Damien Brunner ($1.000m)
Gustav Nyquist ($0.875m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m)
Danny Cleary ($2.800m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.000m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m)
Drew Miller ($0.838m) / Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) /
DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Ryan Suter ($7.000m)
Brendan Smith ($0.875m) / Ian White ($2.875m)
Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) / Justin Schultz ($5.000m)
Jakub Kindl ($0.883m) /
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Jimmy Howard ($2.250m)
Joey MacDonald ($0.550m)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $70,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $66,617,045; BONUSES: $37,500
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $3,682,955





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