Thread: Confirmed with Link: Wings sign Damien Brunner (1 year for $925K)
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05-18-2012, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Bench View Post
The risk is that this guy gets time in the minors "developing" that could be spent on somebody else.

I know that's not a significant risk, but it would still irk me if he didn't pan out ala Brunnstrom.
I agree in a sense, but on the other hand, are there really that many dynamite prospects in GR he'd be taking significant time away from?

At worst, he knocks off someone like Jamie Johnson or Chris Minard (or others of that ilk); guys that are already in their 30's and have no future with this team anyway. We know they like to stock the roster with extra bodies (IE non-Wings prospects) in GR as it is, so it might as well be someone who may still have a glimmer of NHL potential.

I won't lose sleep if they don't get him - after all, we "won" the Ville Leino sweepstakes and look how that turned out - but I still wouldn't mind giving him a chance anyway just for the heck of it. As I said earlier; if he doesn't pan out, swap him for a pick or something. Not the worst thing in the world.

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