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#661 SuperCalaFilppulastic!

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:07 AM

Looks like he might be headed to NJ.

 

http://blogs.northje...damien_brunner/

 

The Devils appear to be closing in on signing unrestricted free agent forward Damien Brunner, according to a report out of Switzerland.

 

Nicola Berger of the Swiss newspaper Neue Luzerner Zeitung reported this morning that Brunner “appears to be headed” to the Devils and “they’re doing a lot of background work on him right now.” The 27-year-old native of Zurich Switzerland had 12 goals and 14 assists in 44 regular seaosn games for the Red Wings last season. He added five goals and four assists in 14 playoff games.

 

Prior to joining the Red Wings after the owners’ lockout, Brunner (5-11, 184 pounds) had 25 goals and 32 assists in 33 games for Zug in Switzerland in 2012-13.

 

Brunner was 2-for-7 on shootouts with two game-deciding goals in 2012-13.

 


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#662 Dave

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:11 AM

meh, oh well. We have a glut of forwards anyways.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:38 AM

 

 

Okay no, I was mad at the Alfredsson signing from the beginning. I don't think he should have wasted the Wings cap space on a 40 year old for 1 year. He could have signed someone else for more years at that price. If Brunner told them he didn't want to sign then Holland should have looked at what we NEEDED and not a veteran that we don't need. Brunner could have been offered 3.5 million for 4 years. Holland didn't offer him that though, reports had him offering lower amount for same years.

 

Yes you are right. I meant that but wrote it wrong, 5.5 mil TOTAL if he does well.

 

 

 

So you are mad at Alfie's age, since his production is on par with Brunner, he is defensively more responsible and is a right handed shot, plus is a vet leader on a team that is starting to get young, and a proven power play commodity.

 

The bonus part I am not so happy with, seeing as that brings him up to 5.5.

 

But I personally would much rather have Alfie for 1 (most likely 2) years of cap hit that a Lecavalier who is already beginning his decline, for 5 years. That deal is going to look horrible after 3 years, IMO.

 

I agree, a 41 year old is sometimes a tough pill to swallow.

 

But as I have said in this thread, IMO this is not the Modano signing, a guy barely hanging on to his spot and simply passed over by his old team because he just isn't that good anymore.

Alfie is closer to Selanne/Lids in that regard, I truly think Alfie has 2 more very productive seasons left in him.


Edited by Opie, 13 July 2013 - 08:39 AM.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:39 AM

Looks like he might be headed to NJ.
 
http://blogs.northje...damien_brunner/
 


I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:47 AM


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:17 AM

he will def get his 4 mil from jersey

 

not worried about it, he is an easy guy to shut down


Edited by brett, 13 July 2013 - 09:18 AM.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:29 AM

Looks like he might be headed to NJ.

 

http://blogs.northje...damien_brunner/

 

 

Torn about this... would have liked to see another year or two of Brunner on the team, but I don't know where you fit him in.

 

Glut of forwards. Two UFA signings. Still too many forwards!! 

 

Two RFAs that NEED to be re-signed. ...and we'll STILL have too many forwards.

 

Even if Helm and Bert start off the season on LITR.  TOO MANY FORWARDS.

 

We need a trade, another buyout, and no more FORWARDS!  (That means you Danny Cleary!)

 


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:58 AM

Well, his name fits- Damien the Devil



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 10:11 AM

Well, his name fits- Damien the Devil


More like the tasdamien devil
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

Well, his name fits- Damien the Devil


Sounds like some kind of omen to me. ;). They just need to put Miroslav Satan on the other wing.

Edited by TheXym, 13 July 2013 - 10:19 AM.

It's pronounced "Zim" not "Exim". Aw heck with it, just call me Scott.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:15 AM

[quote name='e_prime' timestamp='1373725779' post='2429880']

Looks like he might be headed to NJ.
 
http://blogs.northje...damien_brunner/

Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:17 PM

Don't know if anyone will get this. But I was listening to the backhand shelf podcast the other day and they had a pretty cool nick name for him.

 

Home Star Brunner



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:38 PM

Even though it's not official yet, twitter is saying the contract has already been verbally agreed on, they just need to get together and sign on the dotted line. So now that we know he's devil, we can now say that Brunner really f***ed up. Now if he had turned Kenny's offer down and signed with a contender for more $ that would make some sense. But for just 500k-1M more he goes from a Cup contender to a non-playoff bottom feeder, that has done nothing but get worse (first Parise, then Clarkson, now Kovy) not to mention an aging, shell of his former self Brodeur who will surely retire after the season. Great move Damien. Hope you're into golf, cause you'll be able to hit the links right after the last day of the regular season


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:49 PM

Hopefully it's a 1-2 year contract where ever he signs. I'd love to have him back here one day..

Edit: one day soon** like before he's 30+. yeaahh, I'm looking at you Kenny :P

Don't know if anyone will get this. But I was listening to the backhand shelf podcast the other day and they had a pretty cool nick name for him.
 
Home Star Brunner


Lol good jorb there home star

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:04 PM

Don't know if anyone will get this. But I was listening to the backhand shelf podcast the other day and they had a pretty cool nick name for him.

 

Home Star Brunner

 

Seriously.

 

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:21 PM

Even though it's not official yet, twitter is saying the contract has already been verbally agreed on, they just need to get together and sign on the dotted line. So now that we know he's devil, we can now say that Brunner really f***ed up. Now if he had turned Kenny's offer down and signed with a contender for more $ that would make some sense. But for just 500k-1M more he goes from a Cup contender to a non-playoff bottom feeder, that has done nothing but get worse (first Parise, then Clarkson, now Kovy) not to mention an aging, shell of his former self Brodeur who will surely retire after the season. Great move Damien. Hope you're into golf, cause you'll be able to hit the links right after the last day of the regular season

 

Dear Damien,

 

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Enjoy being a footnote in Red Wings history.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:23 PM

I feel the same way, BoS.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:01 PM

Had to expect Jersey to make a move for some goal-scoring after losing Kovy.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:07 PM

Meh, who cares? I liked him an all, and would probably prefer him for 3 years over Alfie for 1-2, but the Red Wings have some scoring coming their way soon. Tatar and Nyquist are here, Jurco, Frk, Pulkkinen are on their way and someone like Tvrdon could be a dark horse and surprise people with his goal scoring ability.

Good luck to the guy - just not against the Wings ;)



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:20 PM

Tatar is much better anyways, no great loss.







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