Thread: Confirmed with Link: Wings sign Damien Brunner (1 year for $925K)
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06-24-2012, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Henkka View Post
I like this signing. IMO he would fit best with Franzen and Zetterberg. They were great together at World Championships. Mule worked very well, when he wasn't at sniper role, he was the crease-crasher. Then Bunner would add speed in this line and a right-handness.

Flip - Zeta - Hudler = lack of size
Mule - Zeta - Hudler = lack of speed
Mule - Zeta - Flip = you add speed
Mule - Zeta - Brunner you add speed + handness + better natural scorer
Only problem is Mule is really a right winger he is comfortable on his off wing and his best move is the step inside the D-man on that side. I think you are right about him being more involved as a crease crasher, but if they do sign Semin that makes Brunner cracking the top 6 on the RW a very hard proposition. On the positive side those that want Franzen demoted down the lines when he has no effort, this allows Babcock better options to do that.

I will be disappointed especially after the Worlds if Babcock doesn't start the season with a Fil - Z - Franzen line, it would seem the best bet for all three players to enjoy it especially if Franzen plays in front of the net a little better.

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