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#1 Ram

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:03 PM

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

 

I really hope they resign him, but don't want him to turn into another Flip where his 'upside' is always being waited on. $2.5 sounds like a bit much. Can he really command more than that in the FA market?


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#2 MasterPavel

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:07 PM

2.5 sounds about right to me, 3 tops. You can tell Brunner loves playing here and this is a situation where we will get a little bit of a discount.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:09 PM

I thought his defense really improved throughout the year. By the time the playoffs came around his D looked adequate. He's not here to shut guys down, he's here to score goals. 



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:15 PM

I could definitely see him getting 2.5 or more elsewhere. Don't forget, quite a few (or at least a bunch) of teams were very, very interested in inking him. Didn't turn into an all-out bidding war, of course, but my rough impression is that that's because he was really keen on becoming a Wing. (Rose-colored retro-specs? Perhaps.)

 

The guy scored for us, was part of the minor revelation that was The Kid Line, showed he definitely belongs in the NHL, and will only get better. I do hope we can keep him.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:16 PM

Like I've said before, dude needs a new contract based on his personality alone. He's a great locker room guy it seems.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:39 PM

I love the guy. He went from next-to-zero travel and 40 games in Switzerland to the Western Conference grind and 97 combined games this season, and handled it more than admirably. He'll never be a great defensive player, but he hustles, he is a righty, seems like a good locker room guy, and he scores goals. What more do you want?

 

If this guy makes it to UFA because we don't want to commit more than $2.5 and a couple years, we'll be kicking ourselves. Get this done, Kenny.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:40 PM

Anything less than 3 would be perfect


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:46 PM

I'm not too worried about his cap number, I'm more concerned with the length of his deal. 

 

I wouldn't want to sign anything longer than 2 years unless he was giving the team a serious discount. A 1 year deal would be perfect even if it costs more in cap space, so we have the freedom to cut our losses should he not hold up over a full season.

 

If he has another good year I'd feel a lot more secure signing him to a long term deal.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:53 PM

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

 

I really hope they resign him, but don't want him to turn into another Flip where his 'upside' is always being waited on. $2.5 sounds like a bit much. Can he really command more than that in the FA market?

 

Consider it was his first year in the NHL on the big ice, with more travel and physical play and he successfully went through some personal adversity and came back strong in the play offs.... sounds like  3 million dollar keeper to me. I think he will only get better, and he was pretty good already.

 

...and he has a wicked nose!



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:04 PM

 

Consider it was his first year in the NHL on the big ice, with more travel and physical play and he successfully went through some personal adversity and came back strong in the play offs.... sounds like  3 million dollar keeper to me. I think he will only get better, and he was pretty good already.

 

...and he has a wicked nose!

I definitely embraced the flashes of Sergei-like frosted tips he had during the playoffs.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:23 PM

I hope we ink him too.  I also think that it's not impossible for Brunner to be offered as much as 4 million somewhere else.  A raw goal scorer is rare, and after the season he just went through he could very well blow the roof off next year-or not, but with that being said I hope he takes a "discount" to stay with us instead of taking the $ and running to the islanders or flames for 5 a year or something retarded...


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#12 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:26 PM

1.5-2 would be the ideal number imo. Length though as mentioned already is the tricky factor. How long of a contract do you give Brunner?



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:36 PM

I can't believe the numbers you guys are throwin out.  Compare him and his scoring to Hudler and then consider Hudler got 4 yrs @ $4m per on the open market.

 

Guys that primarily put the puck into the net are the hard one's to find. 



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:41 PM

I can't believe the numbers you guys are throwin out.  Compare him and his scoring to Hudler and then consider Hudler got 4 yrs @ $4m per on the open market.

 

Guys that primarily put the puck into the net are the hard one's to find. 

 

This. Good luck offering your top goal-scorer in the playoffs and 3rd best goal-scorer in the regular season (all during his first North American action mind you) right-handed shot soon-to-be UFA $1.5M-2M... kiss that one goodbye.


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#15 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:45 PM

No discount price on Brunner? lol

 

I wouldn't offer him more than 3. Maybe for one year.

 

My trust is that Kenny get's it done fairly no matter the price.

 

We shall see won't we :P


Edited by St. Michael (the Red Wing), 12 June 2013 - 01:46 PM.


#16 Dabura

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:50 PM

 

This. Good luck offering your top goal-scorer in the playoffs and 3rd best goal-scorer in the regular season (all during his first North American action mind you) right-handed shot soon-to-be UFA $1.5M-2M... kiss that one goodbye.

 

If it were up to me, I'd give him pretty much whatever he wants. (Within reason.)



His schnoz alone is worth about 1.5.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:15 PM

2.5 -3.5 I'd go. 2 year deal. See how he goes over two full NHL seasons.

Happy to hear we are unlikely to sign Filppula

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:26 PM

Take Samuelsson's money (amnesty buyout) and give it to Brunner!



#19 The Axe

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:39 PM

2 mil for hockey, .5 mil for coolness. 5 years, 12.5 mil with a 2.5 mil kicker for 175 goals or more during those 5 years (regular + playoff seasons included).

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:50 PM

2 mil for hockey, .5 mil for coolness. 5 years, 12.5 mil with a 2.5 mil kicker for 175 goals or more during those 5 years (regular + playoff seasons included).


I like this. He is definitely worth an extra .5 for his funny awkwardness.





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