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#1061 amato

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:55 AM

The guy would be a perfect fit for Nashville or New Jersey, both are desperate for offense and youth he provides both. Hard for me to understand why they haven't signed him yet.

 

his agent sucks. I'm sure that's why he's yet to sign.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:41 AM

 

his agent sucks. I'm sure that's why he's yet to sign.

 

Yeah, his agent was whispering sweet nothings into Brunner's ears. But his agent failed to calculate the Played with Z and Played a half season parts to the equation.

I would be surprised if he gets what Cleary just got.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:01 PM

The latest on Brunner:

 

Breaking: Damien Brunner won't play for #EVZ. Informed team this morning and said he won't risk injury because he's negotiating w/ NHL team.

 

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:03 PM

 

Yeah, his agent was whispering sweet nothings into Brunner's ears. But his agent failed to calculate the Played with Z and Played a half season parts to the equation.

I would be surprised if he gets what Cleary just got.

 

You're probably right.  If he's still holding out hope for anything other than a 1-year "show me" deal, he's delusional.  I'm not even sure why Brunner wouldn't be in favor of that.  Returning to Switzerland is an always an option if it doesn't work out, or he could score 30 goals over an actual full season and get a better deal even than he asked for this year.

 

Expecting teams to pay him 3 mil/year or more on a multi-year deal after only a 48-game season where he did basically nothing for the second half of it...it's just not realistic.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

He knows that not every season is forty-eight games in length, right?


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:35 AM

If I were him I'd sign a bridge contract he will not get anything better than that.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:42 AM

He knows that not every season is forty-eight games in length, right?

 

You do realize that he played more than 42 games last season, right? 



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:08 PM

It's not a for sure yet, but it looks like the Canucks might be interested in Brunner's services.

 

http://www.hockeybuz...unner/187/53900


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:20 PM

He might shoot the lights out on the Sedin line or if they go with a bigger power forward like Kassian on that line he could be a good fit with Kessler and Burrows.

Their PP could be scary good.

I didn't think they had any Cap room.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:58 PM

Sportsnet 360 ticker said he's in talks with Stars,Devils,Canucks


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:31 PM

Sportsnet 360 ticker said he's in talks with Stars,Devils,Canucks


Of course nill would be in on it.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:12 PM

I can see him going to the Stars. As good as their first line may be, with Benn and Seguin (assuming), they're extremely shallow up front. Brunner could be a go-to guy there.

 

Devils, self-explanatory.

 

The Canucks...the Canucks? Huh, kinda surprises me. I sorta fear Torts would break him.


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:43 PM

@RedWingsFeed: Report: Brunner to attend Devils camp on PTO: Swiss forward spent last season... http://t.co/aJt1zbt9hF via @NHLonNBCSports #NHL #RedWings

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:17 PM

It's not a for sure yet, but it looks like the Canucks might be interested in Brunner's services.

 

http://www.hockeybuz...unner/187/53900

 

 

I really wish people would stop quoting HockeyBuzz as if it has any credibility whatsoever. That is Eklund's website, and he is a charlatan known well to be a source almost universally unreliable.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:45 PM

@RedWingsFeed: Report: Brunner to attend Devils camp on PTO: Swiss forward spent last season... http://t.co/aJt1zbt9hF via @NHLonNBCSports #NHL #RedWings

 

seems like a good fit



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:50 PM

Best of luck to Brunner. Its gonna suck cheering against you but it is what it is. IF he makes the Devils squad of course...

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:53 PM

I bet he now regrets his head becoming too large for the Wings.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:03 PM

Yup, MLive also reporting a pro tryout with the devils

 

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



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:28 AM

Turns down a 2 year, 2.5M deal from the Wings, and now has to resort to accepting a pro try-out to maybe play for a bottom feeder that will likely not see the post-season. Smart move there Damien. Might wanna start thinking about parting ways with your agent.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:51 AM

Turns down a 2 year, 2.5M deal from the Wings, and now has to resort to accepting a pro try-out to maybe play for a bottom feeder that will likely not see the post-season. Smart move there Damien. Might wanna start thinking about parting ways with your agent.

 

My thoughts exactly. Makes me wonder if there wasn't...*something else* that might've inflenced his decison to leave (e.g. wanting to be a real superstar go-to guy). But maybe thats not fair. He seemed to have a really good attitude. I guess, for whatever reason, I just feel like Babs' comments about how you need to be an "every-dayer" and have an incredible work ethic and all that were made partially in allusion to Brunner. ("He'll learn to play right....")

 

Or maybe he is a really good guy and his agent - who's known as kind of a nut, right? - simply screwed him (and himself) over.

 

Or maybe this is the best thing for everyone and everything works out beautifully.

 

WHATEVER MAN


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