I have no ill will towards Brunner. I think he did exactly as he was expected to do. He's a much "older" rookie than is typical, and I can understand if he didn't want say a two way contract or whatever. His future earnings potential is based on playing time and if he's sent down of scratched in favor of Danny Cleary or Samuelsson, which isn't an unrealistic thing to expect, I can see why he didn't want to commit to the Wings without some kind of assurance that wouldn't happen. I know every one here thinks that the Wings are the only organization to play for, but there are other decent organizations out there and if he gets more playing time and more points it's better for him personally in the long run.
So he'll have an amazing start, falter for the next 30 games, be too tired to skate and then be decent in the playoffs?
But that's okay for Danny Cleary?