Age. Brunner has a potential future with the Wings. Alfie gives Detroit a season or two and then it's time to find yet another replacement for the offense with Dats and Z even older.
Brunner played one shortened season in the NHL and had a hard time being consistent at that.
Didn't Brunstrum have a pretty good first year in the NHL?
I can go down the list of one year guys that have played in the NHL.
Tatar, Nyquist, and the other forwards "Rotting" in GR are not ready to assume top line minutes, Alfie fills that role for one season while the young guys have another chance to acclimate to the NHL.
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