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Gilbert Brule to ZSC Lions (Swiss League)

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08-13-2012, 07:14 AM
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Gilbert Brule to ZSC Lions (Swiss League)

Former Phoenix Coyotes forward Gilbert Brulé has signed one-year deal with ZSC Lions of the NLA (Swiss League).

http://www.zsclions.ch/index.php?id=62&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=1867
https://twitter.com/KusicHockey/stat...70472662581248

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I thought he was pretty good with the yotes last year.. a but surprised he didnt get an offer

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What happened to him? I remember him being bluechip prospect..

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At one point, Gilbert Brule was = to Sidney Crosby.

A very long time ago.

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Surprising, I figured he'd sign in the NHL.

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What happened to him? I remember him being bluechip prospect..
I remember Habs fans being mad when Price was picked ahead of him. Gilbert Brulé sounds french.

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So Brule is joining forces with Ryan Shannon and Jeff Tambellini, that's a quite good lineup for an european team.

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I thought he was pretty good with the yotes last year.. a but surprised he didnt get an offer
Him signing with Zürich doesn't mean he did not get any offers. He most likely did. But most probably involved two-way deals and were not as attractive (salary-wise and, well, city-/travel-wise) as the Lions' offer.

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So Brule is joining forces with Ryan Shannon and Jeff Tambellini, that's a quite good lineup for an european team.
The Swiss NLA has a very limited contingent for foreign players, at - I think - 4-5 players. Adding to that that many Swiss clubs are generally among the more wealthy ones in Europe, they are usually in a good spot to spend a lot on the few foreign players they can get, which makes them always a good bet for the top players.

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Unfortunate. I really liked him when he was with the Oilers.

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I thought he was pretty good with the yotes last year.. a but surprised he didnt get an offer
He did play well. Does he have an NHL out clause?

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Didn't follow him well but I remember him looking good in the PHX/CHI series this past year.

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I still remember McGuire freaking out when the Habs passed on him for Price.

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Brule wants to play this year.

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Bono probably asked him to come to Europe so he could monitor his own progress in his quest to become Gilbert Brule.

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The Swiss NLA has a very limited contingent for foreign players, at - I think - 4-5 players. Adding to that that many Swiss clubs are generally among the more wealthy ones in Europe, they are usually in a good spot to spend a lot on the few foreign players they can get, which makes them always a good bet for the top players.
This. 4 foreign are allowed per game. The clubs can have 8 foreign players under contract per season.

There are some good players next season in the NLA.

Brule, Shannon, Tambellini, Park, Micflikier, Jason Williams, Pouliot, Noreau, Metropolit and so on... Will be an interesting season over here.

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Good luck to him, sucks to see him go though.

probably something to do with the potential lockout.

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Former Phoenix Coyotes forward Gilbert Brulé has signed one-year deal with ZSC Lions of the NLA (Swiss League).

http://www.zsclions.ch/index.php?id=62&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=1867
https://twitter.com/KusicHockey/stat...70472662581248

hope he can find his game

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I hope he puts it together at some point in the NHL.

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any idea what kind of salary he'll be earning over there?

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At one point, Gilbert Brule was = to Sidney Crosby.

A very long time ago.
I lived through the Brule hype years here in Columbus, and while he was compared at times to Crosby, he was never sold to us as his equal. Doug Maclean poured the kool aid, I'll give you that.

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That's what happens when you're drafted by the Blue Jackets.

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any idea what kind of salary he'll be earning over there?
Good questions, people in switzerland are not very open-minded in case of their salary or money.

I'd guess he may get something near the minimum NHL-salary, for sure he gets a lot more than with a two-way contract in the AHL.

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Good questions, people in switzerland are not very open-minded in case of their salary or money.

I'd guess he may get something near the minimum NHL-salary, for sure he gets a lot more than with a two-way contract in the AHL.
I'd actually think a little more than that. It's pure speculation and I don't have any knowledge about other specific players in NLA, but something around €750k would not surprise me, at all. Life in Zürich isn't particularly cheap, though.

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