Damien Brunner

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  1. BinCookin

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    Red Wings fan here.

    Our board was pretty upset generally that we did not resign Damien Brunner.

    He also seemed to be asking for too much money, and then later had to settle for less.

    I wish we had signed him for what you got him for.

    How has he played for you so far (I know he has 4 pts, but how has he looked)

    I notice he is being used properly on the powerplay, we used him on the point... we really are starting to question our own coach's sanity.
     
  2. Classic Devil

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    He's been our best player. I don't expect him to continue to be our best player, both because I expect him to come back down to earth and because I expect the rest of the team to get its act together, but Brunner has been our best player.

    He reminds me of Scott Gomez in the way that he's able to bring the puck up the ice. In the offensive zone, they don't really play anything like one another, but Brunner has the same kind of speed and shiftiness in the neutral zone with the puck that Gomez used to.
     
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    we'll keep brunner and take your coach if you want.
     
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    He has been our best player. I don't expect him to score 82 goals this season, but he has been a nice gem.
     
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    Best player.
     
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    New Jersey Devils Doc & Chico Forever

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    So hot. Like Hansel hot
     
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    he's one of our few exciting players this year. he is every bit as electric as kovy was last year if not more so. he's looking like a gem of a signing.
     
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    JerseyGuy276 An American Outlaw

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    chill with that
     
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    Way more than Ilya was last year.
     
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    Yeah Kovy sucked last year by his standards. It's no so outlandish to say Brunner has looked better so far.

    Though Kovy did have 3 points after 3 games last year too.
     
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    even a diminished Kovalchuk is better than Brunner.
     
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    Brunner already looks better than 12-13 Kovy
     
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    Well to be fair

    Kovy last year 4 ES Goals. Brunner has 2 already
    Kovy had 2 PP Goals . Brunner has 1 already ....


    Soo compared to last year, he is doing great compared to Kovy
     
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    Not the one last year. The one last year played like he didn't give a single ****. Went invisible all the time, hit the post all the time. Didn't play with much heart.

    Was also a joke at even strength.
     
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    He looked like he gave lots of ***** during the OT game against Washington
     
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    Can you guys get through one thread without mentioning Kovalchuck? :laugh:


    To answer the thread starter... Brunner had 9 shots on goal in the first game and has continued that type of play in the next two games. Shoot first guy who is scoring some around the net goals like he did last year with the Wings.
     
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    Yes one game. Our last OT win in the last 15 games too!:rant:
     
  18. MountainGoat

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    he's looked great in the 3 games we've played, 3 games we've played, 3 games, 3
     
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    hes kool I guess
     
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    How many games?
     
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    notice how I said last year. Kovy looked old and worn down last year. The way Brunner is skating, cutting through the defense and shooting right now, how is it not fair to compare him to last year's version of Kovy?
     
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    He's a hell of a lot better than the last brunner we had.
     
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    If he plays at 80% of what he's shown on average for the rest of the yr it might be the biggest steal we've made in a while.
     
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    Actually i believe that it may potentially be the steal of the year.

    He did relatively well last year in terms of stats .... which includes a huge soft patch !!
    if you linearly project his period of success, you end up with almost a 1ppg.

    This soft patch has explanations.

    If, on top of that, you include improvement, because his last year was a rookie year in NHL, with smaller rink, you may even get above the bar of 1ppg.

    Not guaranteeing anything, we all know hockey, but watch out for a year worth more than 2.5 mio !!

    In my view, the Red Wings missed something.
     
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    i hope we sign him longer term
     

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