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[Official] Damien Brunner signed to multi-year deal

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Remember when the Devils signing Sheldon Souray was "imminent?"  I'm waiting until it is announced to really believe it.

good ole' NHLLine...

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It sounds like both sides are trying to squeeze that last .25 or .5 million out of the other side. Devils put it out there that they are also looking at Raymond (which they are probably doing as a plan B at the minimum) and Brunner's agent saying there's nothing immanent because they have a few other teams interested. hopefully something gets done eventually because this fills a pretty big hole in the lineup.

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the thing with those 2 signings... its not that we're really thinking that those 2 guys (brunner / Raymond) would break walls coming here, but i still think they'd be upgrades. Especially for our special teams, it could prevent to see 3rd and 4th line players on our first wave of PP for examples like we saw last season. same thing with the PK.

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like most, i'm encouraged that there is nothing imminent, Lou locked this kid in and fed him the koolaid.

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how a guy who's probably going to have back problems for the rest of his career because of a BROKEN BACK is the super safe commodity, I don't know. With Brunner you could hit a home run. With Raymond, at best, he's mediocre like he always has been. Fun.

 

if the team was stacked and he was that good, he should've put up a few more assists maybe

 

The back injury is an issue, but even if he only puts up 40 to 50 points his speed adds a lot to the team.

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prediction: We will end up signing nobody and will start the season with this roster

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Ottawa is still smarting from Alfredsson and the season ticket holder backlash.   I would not count them out in their fondness for European players.

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Who is Damien Brunner?

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Who is Damien Brunner?

Pick 1 out of the 12 pages in this thread and read it :thumbsup:

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Pick 1 out of the 12 pages in this thread and read it :thumbsup:

 

Good to see you still have that gift of subtlety

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Good to see you still have that gift of subtlety

Tis a gift and a curse. How are you, buddy? On cloud-nine with this KovalChaos?

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Who is Damien Brunner?

If you want a brief summary, here is some quick info:

 

He's a Swiss player who dominated the Swiss league for the few years before 2012-2013 (including the lockout period), which is when he signed with the Wings for a year.

He's a slightly small (5'11, 180-185 lbs) right-shooting left winger.

Very talented, but may need to put on some muscle and toughen up to adjust to the NHL's physical game.

He played with two very good players (Datsyuk, Zetterberg) for much of last season, which leads some to believe that he needs to be set up to score.

His most prominent feature is his nose.

In 44 games, he had 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points for the Red Wings.

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Brunner's Agent: "I am sorry but until I have signed contract for Damien Brunner, I do not comment on who or who isn't interested in Damien"

 

MORE Brunner's Agent: "People are able to find out many things by process of elimination & I can't be a part of that until Damien's signed."

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so it's that big a deal to reveal who's interested and how much they're offering? How's that going to influence anything but us talking about it?

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so it's that big a deal to reveal who's interested and how much they're offering? How's that going to influence anything but us talking about it?

Teams don't want it public who they went after, in most cases. The agent would only hurt himself by revealing the teams and terms and he'd get no benefit from doing so.

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Good to see you still have that gift of subtlety

Tis a gift and a curse. How are you, buddy? On cloud-nine with this KovalChaos?

I am doing very well. Are you still in school in FLA?

Could nine doesn't begin to describe it. I am just happy this mistake ended early, so I can enjoy the Devils Team again as we get back to winning championships.

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Teams don't want it public who they went after, in most cases. The agent would only hurt himself by revealing the teams and terms and he'd get no benefit from doing so.

 

on the other hand Jagr wants the world to know who he's trying to get signed by lol

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I am doing very well. Are you still in school in FLA?

Could nine doesn't begin to describe it. I am just happy this mistake ended early, so I can enjoy the Devils Team again as we get back to winning championships.

I am, but home for the summer.

 

I just hope the long term benefit kills the short term pain.

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I am, but home for the summer.

 

I just hope the long term benefit kills the short term pain.

i heard alcohol is good for that

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Could nine doesn't begin to describe it. I am just happy this mistake ended early, so I can enjoy the Devils Team again as we get back to winning championships.

 

Your hatred of Kovalchuk has clouded your judgment.  You honestly think this team is capable of winning a championship anytime soon?  Unless Lou pulls off a couple more huge signings or trades, or unless Schneider ends up being the second coming of Brodeur, Marty's retiring without a fourth Cup.  I don't think the situation is as doom-and-gloom as some others are saying, but I also don't see the Devils being anything close to championship caliber for at least a few years.

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I am doing very well. Are you still in school in FLA?

Could nine doesn't begin to describe it. I am just happy this mistake ended early, so I can enjoy the Devils Team again as we get back to winning championships.

 

Unless you have a time machine and/or two legit top six wingers, that ain't happening any time soon.

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Your hatred of Kovalchuk has clouded your judgment.  You honestly think this team is capable of winning a championship anytime soon?  Unless Lou pulls off a couple more huge signings or trades, or unless Schneider ends up being the second coming of Brodeur, Marty's retiring without a fourth Cup.  I don't think the situation is as doom-and-gloom as some others are saying, but I also don't see the Devils being anything close to championship caliber for at least a few years.

And this is a major reason I can't respect/forgive Kovalchuk, even if I concede that losing his god awful contract is a blessing. There are real consequences for real people because he left, the biggest being Marty not having a real chance at a 4th cup. I'd love to be wrong, and I admit this team could be similar to '03, but imho just making the playoffs would be a great achievement. 

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Your hatred of Kovalchuk has clouded your judgment.  You honestly think this team is capable of winning a championship anytime soon?  Unless Lou pulls off a couple more huge signings or trades, or unless Schneider ends up being the second coming of Brodeur, Marty's retiring without a fourth Cup.  I don't think the situation is as doom-and-gloom as some others are saying, but I also don't see the Devils being anything close to championship caliber for at least a few years.

Yes or no question, do you think we can make the playoffs?

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Yes or no question, do you think we can make the playoffs?

With this team? I'd have a much more confident yes if Brunner was signed already.  :P  .  Goaltending: Better ; Defense: No name, but still good.  Offense is too big a question mark at this point in the offseason

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