That's what it looks like. But then you end up in a thread from Swedish posters that actually see him play, and this from a respected Swedish poster:
"I am amazed with all the Brunnström hype. The hype here in Sweden is nowhere near what I have been reading here and seen in NA based articled/magazines. He is good, he is talented and a latebloomer. But he is IMO not even close to being among the top forwards in the elite league."
Saw some You Tube moments from him, and it looks great but we did see some YouTube moments from Josef Balej and even Janne Lahti where he did look great as well. Good prospect, but future NHL star....let's just wait a little. Some team want to give him a NHL contract with a guaranteed spot? Go ahead, we'll see if it was a good decision.
As far as Lahti is concerned, I'm pretty surprised since we might lose more bodies in the summer, making room for a guy like him. I guess he was amongst the ones we are going to lose....
Was in the Hamilton thread. Sucks but that's life. Was worth a try, looked fine camps, don't know why it didn't panned out.
I hope it's a great lesson for everybody who was putting him in the Habs lineup or even calling for almost being a phenom.
Can't wait to see that other phenom Brunnstrom now, and see how he'll fit in in a NHL organization.
C'mon, while some were putting him in the lineup, to be fair, were many people really calling him almost a phenom?
-Because of the CBA changes, signing older European UFAs will become a likelier occurence than before.
-Just looking at the miscommunication between Anton Stralman and the Leafs in attracting him to North America, we see the conflict between a club that wants to attract SEL etc... to NA at all costs and players that expect to play in the big league.
-People wondered why an older Scandinavian would take a big pay cut to come over just to play in the AHL. Could promises have been made by the organization? Was he just coming by his own volition to see what he could do in NA? It was never very clear.
I never had him in any lines that I've projected...to be fair I only did about 3 and knew little about Lahti.
The teams future corp looked good with him in it and it still looks good as of 3pm today without him.