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05-20-2010, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by BigT2002 View Post
You don't trade that type of leadership....especially for his price. He loves this state and his wife and family do too. It would take a huge overpayment of basically a high 1st rounder to convince me otherwise
Exactly my sentiments. My guess is that any real world offers the Wild would get for Brunette would be underpayment in terms of his actual on-ice performance for the salary he's paid, plus all the intangibles he brings in terms of setting an example for younger players, playing through injuries, and being a model citizen in the community.

Some players just need to stay, and Brunette is one of them. Because he was never fast and is unlikely to get slower(is it even possible?), and is durable, I could see his game staying at his current level for years to come.

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