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#281 heyfolks

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:34 PM

This is just a negotiation tactic.  I read somewhere last year that Suter's agent (same as Brunner's) always advised his clients to go to free agency and wait it out.  I obviously haven't followed this dude's career or anything, but it looks like the same bag of tricks.  Push them to free agency, and wait to see how how teams will go in the scramble.  I doubt Detroit goes any higher, but Brunner might well find that he's better off where he was after this all plays out. 

 

 

He may also find out all the monmey has been spent.  I think he will sign within 24 hours.  I have no idea where but those that hit the market usually leave their last club.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:38 PM

Sounds like Holland is not expecting Brunner back



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:39 PM

Ken Holland: "Still in touch with Daniel Cleary, expect Damien Brunner to be moving on to another situation.... But been a tremendous day."
 

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:41 PM

 

Ken Holland: "Still in touch with Daniel Cleary, expect Damien Brunner to be moving on to another situation.... But been a tremendous day."
 

 

WHY GOD WHY!!!



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:42 PM

Shame, Brunner was a great guy and a solid hockey player. He'll do well wherever he goes but we can't lose Tatar.


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#286 BottleOfSmoke

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:42 PM

Gutted. I don't understand.

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Just look at how he hangs his sunglasses from his banana hammock in that last pic.  This guyf****** rules. --kipwinger


#287 Z Winged Dangler

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:43 PM

 

Ken Holland: "Still in touch with Daniel Cleary, expect Damien Brunner to be moving on to another situation.... But been a tremendous day."
 

 

Well get back in touch with Brunner and dump Cleary.  With Brunner, we have a top 9.


I like this team.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:44 PM

Shame, Brunner was a great guy and a solid hockey player. He'll do well wherever he goes but we can't lose Tatar.


We should be able to have them both!

Z-d- brunner
Mule- Weiss-alfy
Nyq- helm- Tatar
Abby- Andy- miller/ Bert/eaves/ tootoo

I want this so badly

#289 kipwinger

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:46 PM

I'm not mad about today, but I don't really understand it.  They could have signed Weiss, let Flip, White, and Colaiacovo go, and kept Brunner.  This Alfie thing makes no sense to me.  Can we go a year without spending money on a retread?  They fail far more than they ever work. 


I'm a Paul Heyman guy. 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:49 PM

Holland on Brunner: "We made a 2 & 3 year offer prior to noon today. He made the decision to test the market."


The most popular choice among the Red Wings as to who would volunteer to play goalie – several Panthers did in their game – was Brendan Smith.
 
"He's pretty competitive and he seems to be good at everything," Justin Abdelkader said. "He'd volunteer himself."
 
Babcock was a bit more hesitant about Smith. "Yeah, yeah, just work on getting out of your zone," Babcock said

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:49 PM

Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings 1m

Holland on Brunner: "We made a 2 & 3 year offer prior to noon today. He made the decision to test the market." #ATTExtendedCoverage

 

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:50 PM

Sounds like we wanted Brunner, he (or his agent from the sounds of it) didn't want to sign before noon and we moved forward instead of waiting on him.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:51 PM

Since the inception of the Cap, Holland has built a roster based on the money.  It appears he will not over spend to make a 1-2 year run.  Rather, his goal is to keep putting in parts to keep the team competitive, in the playoffs every year.   I also believe this is Holland rebuilding.  Signing the vets makes this team a top 5 club, while still builting for the next generation to take the reigns.

 

top 5 - Bash away but I believe this club ended the season as a top 5 team.   The D is set for years, and so is the net. Sure, losing a younger net finding forward like Brunner hurts, but I am confident has a plan to bring on young buck forwards.  Fil and Brunner for Alfie and Weiss.... I have no complaints.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:51 PM

Well he needs to make the decision tof****** come back.

@Real_ESPNLeBrun: Brunner look at several options. fit very important to him; not just about money

I THOUGHT YOU WERE HAPPY HERE DAMIEN?!?!?!

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#295 kylee

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:53 PM

Come on Brunner our top 3 lines can be so formidable

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:55 PM

Holland said he's still trying to sign Cleary but Brunner is moving on.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:56 PM


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Holland said he's still trying to sign Cleary but Brunner is moving on.


Should be the other way around dammit!!

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:56 PM

Sounds like we wanted Brunner, he (or his agent from the sounds of it) didn't want to sign before noon and we moved forward instead of waiting on him.

 

If it's about the fit for Brunner and not the money then why wouldn't he take less to stay here? He said he loved playing here. His sample size is tiny..I just don't get this angle whether it's coming from him or his agent.


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#299 gcom007

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:56 PM

Alfredson isn't a bad deal (still think Vinny would've been a much smarter way to go), and Weiss, while mostly lateral, was necessary and it's good to see that a hole was plugged instead of left wide open for a change. But I don't think losing Brunner is a good call. You can blame Sammy all you want with his injury complaint, but someone still signed him to a crazy stupid deal last summer in the first place.


Edited by gcom007, 05 July 2013 - 03:56 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:58 PM

Did Brunner forget that we are playing in the Winter Classic at the Big House???







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