Thread: Confirmed with Link: Wings sign Damien Brunner (1 year for $925K)
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07-10-2012, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by jaster View Post
I really hope Brunner can turn into a scoring winger for the Wings, but....

- the guy is tiny
- he's never played in NA, let alone pro hockey in NA
- the Wings have a glut of forwards atm

And so I think he's a bit of a longshot to be on the roster at the start of the season. Who knows, maybe he'll make an easy transition and blow everyone away in preseason, but I don't think that's terribly likely.
It helps a bit that he's coming from NLA and not the SEL imo, at least at his age. The Swiss league(even National team) plays with a lot of North American influences as there are many North American coaches there, including one on the team he came from. A third of the league's players are North Americans aswell.

Anyway, looking forward to seeing him in action.

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