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[Official] Damien Brunner signed to multi-year deal

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It's a start, if the reports are true. I don't get Stereo's 'world is ending no matter what we do' scenarios. I've been a fan of this team that skated lineups much less impressive than this one and still competed. We don't have to win the President's trophy this year, but I cannot foresee a team that flops in Marty's last season. Putting up a playoff worthy regular season in the wake of this disaster would be a great win for the franchise, and with the UFA class next year, who knows what the future holds? Brunner helps the team now. What's not to like?

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I would be disgusted if cam made the team out of camp. It would mean either a ton of injuries or something went very wrong with te guys they have in camp. Now, could he get a game or two as "the mascot" (tri's nickname) in the middle of the season with some injuries and a matchup against a thug team? Perhaps. But cam on this team at any point means something has gone wrong.

I don't necessarily WANT him, but I can see the logic in this division with the other teams' goons. Especially because we're going to be relying on Elias a ton this year.

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I don't necessarily WANT him, but I can see the logic in this division with the other teams' goons. Especially because we're going to be relying on Elias a ton this year.

 

Clowe and Ryder are no slouches especially Ryder who has a really quick wrister. Don't forget Zubrus, Carter, Bernier, Zajac and Henrique. I'm excited to see what Olesz can do since he was coached by Deboer in Florida. In addition we have at least three good offensive defensemen in Zids, Greene and Fayne.

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You're bumping olesz out of the top 12 w/ 2 signings and I don't think that's happening. As it is, signing brunner, which I very much want, knocks gionta out and we know the devils are fond of him.

I think they're signing one more forward and that's what they'll go to camp with. That alone knocks one of barch, gionta and tedenby off the varsity and we know barch stays to be the resident punching bag

Oups just forgot about him hes clearly better than tedenby.

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Clowe and Ryder are no slouches especially Ryder who has a really quick wrister. Don't forget Zubrus, Carter, Bernier, Zajac and Henrique. I'm excited to see what Olesz can do since he was coached by Deboer in Florida. In addition we have at least three good offensive defensemen in Zids, Greene and Fayne.

Slouches? No. But Elias not only creates his own shot in ways other guys can't, he also creates a lot of their shots, and draws the defense. I think Ryder especially is going to help open things up a lot, but I think all the other guys you mentioned, with the possible exception of Henrique, need someone on their line to help them, and the offense is therefore going to run through Elias a lot.

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I think we have 3 second lines, as far as skill and energy is concerned. We don't have one single powerhouse line like other teams do, but I think we're deeper going into this season once we go down the bench, and we know how important that is in today's league.

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I think we have 3 second lines, as far as skill and energy is concerned. We don't have one single powerhouse line like other teams do, but I think we're deeper going into this season once we go down the bench, and we know how important that is in today's league.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It's better than having one "powerhouse line" then three that you're embarrassed to roll out (Rangers)

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I think we have 3 second lines, as far as skill and energy is concerned. We don't have one single powerhouse line like other teams do, but I think we're deeper going into this season once we go down the bench, and we know how important that is in today's league.

 

I would rather have 3 solid lines full of guys that can score 20 to 30 goals than rely on one guy who can score 40. We all saw what happened when that guy went down.

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Agreed; 3 second lines isn't ideal but it's far from a panic situation as well. I could live with that, and with our new goalie tandem you certainly look good to hit the playoffs like that as well.

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Elias wasn't 'matched into oblivion' when Kovalchuk wasn't here.  In fact, he and Zajac (and Clarkson) were incredible at keeping the puck in the opponent's end.

 

We'll see.   He's another season older and I don't like him having to be a "target".  

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We'll see.   He's another season older and I don't like him having to be a "target".  

Keep him targeting others then. Just play him in defensive zone and against top lines and other teams checkers won't be out against him. If you zone match then it creates mismatches for opposing teams coaches.

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Just need one of those "2nd lines" to find some real chemistry and they can become a 1st line. We've seen it before with the devils A-line, EGG, ZZ-pops. None of those were really powerhouse lines on paper, but caused serious damage due to clicking as a unit. All that would be left after that is to name them.

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Just talked to Damien Brunner's agent, Neil Sheehy. Wouldn't say which teams he's talked to. Says "nothing imminent" as far as signing.

 

well this is shutting some rumours and it's making me nervous a little, we REALLY need to sign another scorer at the very least

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When has an agent said he's talking with the Devils?  Just means that @SwissNHL was wrong.

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We don't need an expensive UFA.  Just someone who can score AND play both ends of the ice.   No need to panic.

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When has an agent said he's talking with the Devils?  Just means that @SwissNHL was wrong.

 

guess thats right. But the fact he "wouldnt say" can also led us to believe that the Devils are actually in the mix haha

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Whatever, that development sounds good to me. I don't care about Brunner, he's an unproven, flashy players who's most well known feat was that nice shootout move against the Jackets. Color me unimpressed, just give me Mason Raymond.

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Whatever, that development sounds good to me. I don't care about Brunner, he's an unproven, flashy players who's most well known feat was that nice shootout move against the Jackets. Color me unimpressed, just give me Mason Raymond.

Good, we'll color you unimpressed while all the Detroit fans who actually watched him play talk about how sorry they are to lose him.

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Good, we'll color you unimpressed while all the Detroit fans who actually watched him play talk about how sorry they are to lose him.

 

And how unsorry Vancouver fans are to lose Mason Raymond, about whom the only thing 'proven' is that he's on the decline at age 27.

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And how unsorry Vancouver fans are to lose Mason Raymond, about whom the only thing 'proven' is that he's on the decline at age 27.

 

Raymond played on a stacked Canucks club and still put up 10 goals and 12 assists in 46 games.

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Just talked to Damien Brunner's agent, Neil Sheehy. Wouldn't say which teams he's talked to. Says "nothing imminent" as far as signing.

 

well this is shutting some rumours and it's making me nervous a little, we REALLY need to sign another scorer at the very least

Under direct orders from Lou to say nothing. Come on guys, this is a good sign

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Just talked to Damien Brunner's agent, Neil Sheehy. Wouldn't say which teams he's talked to. Says "nothing imminent" as far as signing.

 

well this is shutting some rumours and it's making me nervous a little, we REALLY need to sign another scorer at the very least

 

Typical response before a player gets signed to New Jersey, jus' sayin'.

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And how unsorry Vancouver fans are to lose Mason Raymond, about whom the only thing 'proven' is that he's on the decline at age 27.

 

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.

Raymond played on a stacked Canucks club and still put up 10 goals and 12 assists in 46 games.

 

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

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

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I think Sheehy is also the agent for Ryan Carter if I am not mistaken.

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