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#2416798 Will Brunner be back?

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 01 June 2013 - 12:26 PM

Anyone know his salary in the Swiss elite league? I can't find it anywhere. Of course this could have some bearing on whether he stays in the NHL or goes back to Europe.

A guy like Brunner makes about 300-450K in the Swiss league. Only 2 teams could probably afford to pay more. 




#2377605 Brunner hasn't hit the wall. He has slammed into it.

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 01 April 2013 - 09:15 AM

Not buying this longer season excuse. Its a 34 less game season. This is not a real NHL season. If he's falling off now, how can one expect him not to completely fall off 50 -82 games next season? I mean, he hit the 10 goal mark like a month and a half ago. No one else (minus Datsyuk) has scored more than 10 goals 36 games into the season? This team is pathetic offensively and will continue to get worse with guys like Sammy and either more washed up veterans or small skilled euros that don't have the size,strength, or drive to get anywhere near the middle of the ice let alone the front of the net. Instead, we're wasting valuable roster spots by putting our "grinders" out on top lines to do no more than stand in front of the net (net front presence) not making any sort of cycle or sustained offensive pressure possible. Keep the centers, Datsyuk, Helm, Andersson. And keep Fil only if he centers a line with Z as his wing (still confident they would both benefit from a switch back to their natural positions) Everyone else is expendable. This should be now or never with Nyquist and Tatar, but judging by the minimal opportunities they are getting, I'm leaning more towards never. Let them play or get some draft picks out of them and restart the process with players better fit for the daily NHL grind. One can only patch so many holes before the entire foundation gives out. 

 

We should add another top pairing defensemen because outside of Smith, (hopefully) Dekeyser, and Kronwall...its all mediocrity at best. But, after that, let the D grow on its own. The offense should be the main concern (from a fan's standpoint) now moving forward...and by main concern, i mean red alert! mayday! mayday! 

 

 

Not buying this longer season excuse. Its a 34 less game season. This is not a real NHL season. If he's falling off now, how can one expect him not to completely fall off 50 -82 games next season? I mean, he hit the 10 goal mark like a month and a half ago. No one else (minus Datsyuk) has scored more than 10 goals 36 games into the season? This team is pathetic offensively and will continue to get worse with guys like Sammy and either more washed up veterans or small skilled euros that don't have the size,strength, or drive to get anywhere near the middle of the ice let alone the front of the net. Instead, we're wasting valuable roster spots by putting our "grinders" out on top lines to do no more than stand in front of the net (net front presence) not making any sort of cycle or sustained offensive pressure possible. Keep the centers, Datsyuk, Helm, Andersson. And keep Fil only if he centers a line with Z as his wing (still confident they would both benefit from a switch back to their natural positions) Everyone else is expendable. This should be now or never with Nyquist and Tatar, but judging by the minimal opportunities they are getting, I'm leaning more towards never. Let them play or get some draft picks out of them and restart the process with players better fit for the daily NHL grind. One can only patch so many holes before the entire foundation gives out. 

 

We should add another top pairing defensemen because outside of Smith, (hopefully) Dekeyser, and Kronwall...its all mediocrity at best. But, after that, let the D grow on its own. The offense should be the main concern (from a fan's standpoint) now moving forward...and by main concern, i mean red alert! mayday! mayday! 

 

umm....Brunner is not in a 34 game season. his season started 0n august 3rd 2012. if he had stayed in in Switzerland, his season would be over in about 2 weeks (providing Zug wins todays game seven in semifinals




#2373585 burmistrov benching

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 25 March 2013 - 06:13 AM

cool, because Babs really doesnt have enough rookies to bench




#2370650 Nyquist reassigned to GR

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 18 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

Nyquist must really start getting pissed at this. By the time he is a regular, he will be too old to qualify for the Calder




#2332884 Zetterberg workout

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 28 October 2012 - 03:48 AM

last night zetterberg took part in his first fight on swiss ice and got an assist in a 5:0 win gainst Kloten.

the opposing goalie started the fight without provocation by taking on Brunner


#2332307 Z first game in Swiss league

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 20 October 2012 - 02:44 PM

playing versus ambri.
hattrick Z


thats 5 goals for Z in 24 hours




#2330931 News from Switzerland

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 08 October 2012 - 07:17 AM

www.EVZ.ch announces it on their homepage

happy day. Being from Zug, having a Red Wing play here is amazing


#2295639 4-1 1st rd exit best thing for Wings

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 22 April 2012 - 08:05 AM

the only thing i am thinking right now is that Kyle Quincy eats up 3,25 million in cap space. What the Puck????


#2063959 Wings sporting an ad-badged jersey

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 17 November 2010 - 03:52 AM

the end is near


#2032955 One more reason to love Shanny

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 13 September 2010 - 07:16 AM

Came across this by coincidence. Too good to pass up




#2031296 Shanny says he'll always feel like a Red Wing

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 06 September 2010 - 10:50 AM

here are my favorite Wings on my watch (players i have seen while playing for the team)

1. The Captain
2. Shanny
3. Lids
4. Dats
5. 91
6. Konstantinov
7. D-Mac
8. Zetterberg
9. Hull
10 The Professor


#1936954 HELP ASAP Anybody know the playoff dates?

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 11 April 2010 - 09:37 AM

I want to buy tickets for my friends immediately but there may be scheduling conflicts. Anybody know when the dates would be?



dont know


#1920887 Bertuzzi SUCKS

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 21 March 2010 - 05:57 AM

Yeah,I was ranting about the same thing watching the game tonight.He's horrible.He really can't do s*** out there.I was expecting him to be able maybe to net around 20 goals with him being healthy and all.



Bertuzzi has 16 goals and 22 assists and has the 4th highest point tally on the team for 1,5 million. Seriously. what a waste of a thread

horrible decitions with the puck


horrible spelling with the keyboard