I read some articles on NJ.com (the Devils Mlive.com) about the subject that had some interviews about the topic.
I agree on his departure from Detroit though. Holland didn't want to overpay for a player that was still rather unknown. I don't blame him, and I don't blame Brunner for trying to cash in. I'm just happy now that his departure opened a spot for a whole bunch of young forwards who are clearly more useful players.
Certainly, I'm glad Holland was smart enough not to get stuck with him