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Fabian Brunnstrom's New Contract

View Poll Results: What will Fabianís next contract pay him per year?
No Contract - Player Traded 0 0%
$1 to $1.5 million 3 17.65%
$1.5 to $2 million 5 29.41%
$2 to $2.5 million 6 35.29%
$2.5 to $3 million 3 17.65%
$3 to $3.5 million 0 0%
$3.5 million + 0 0%
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08-14-2009, 08:40 AM
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Fabian Brunnstrom's New Contract

Iím not going to track down a ton of contracts to compare for Brunnstrom because Iíve mentioned Fabianís bonuses 3 or 4 times before and my opinion on his ability to reach them. Fabian Brunnstrom will not sign a contract worth less than he makes this season.

We know he will earn $875,000 at the very least. With limited playing time and several games missed due to injury, he fell just short of a $212,500 bonus in 2008-09. He should easily, IMO, reach that bonus this year.

Weíre up to $1,087,5000.

I believe three $212,500 bonuses are realistic for him to reach. The fourth one, 35 assists, will be difficult to obtain.

Fabian Brunnstrom should earn $1,512,500 to $1,725,000 this season. I donít believe heíll make more money than James Neal, but I would be absolutely shocked if he made under $1.5 million on his next contract.

Iím going with a 2 year deal paying him $1.7 to $1.9 million per year.

Dallas Starsí Salary Cap Information


Forwards2010-11
Brad Richards$7,800,000
Mike Ribeiro$5,000,000
Brenden Morrow$4,100,000
Loui Eriksson$3,750,000
James Neal$2,000,000
Jamie Benn$821,667
Brian Sutherby$812,500
Sean Avery$1,937,500
Mike ModanoUFA
Jere LehtinenUFA
Fabian BrunnstromRFA
Steve OttUFA
Krys BarchUFA
Toby PetersenUFA
Forward Total:$26,221,667

Defense2010-11
Matt Niskanen$2,750,000
Trevor Daley$2,300,000
Karlis Skrastins$1,375,000
Mark Fistric$1,000,000
Ivan Vishnevskiy$821,667
Jeff Woywitka$650,000
Stephane RobidasUFA
Nicklas GrossmanRFA*
Andrew HutchinsonUFA
Defense Total:$8,896,667

Goalies2010-11
Marty TurcoUFA
Alex AuldUFA
Goal Total:$0

Forward:$26,221,667
Defense:$8,896,667
Goalie:$0
Team Cap Hit:$35,118,334

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08-14-2009, 10:22 AM
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This is a tough one. I'm not yet convinced Brunnstrom is mentally strong enough to really establish himself in the NHL. No doubt he's talented, but it takes more than talent to be successful. He really needs to stay healthy this season and earn lots of ice time. Force the team to play him more. I doubt his ability to do this.

I could easily see him end up in a situation where the Stars are not willing to commit to more than one season to him and he ends up in arbitration.

I'll guess 1 yr, $1.4M.

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He must stay healthy and his play must have more consistency. I voted for 1.5 to 2


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08-14-2009, 04:08 PM
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I'm not sure where map got the idea that he's not mentally healthy. His issues last year were transition to larger ice, unfamiliarity of defensive positioning, Dave Tippet, and injuries. This year he won't have to worry or focus so much on the first three. As for the ankle, that happens.

He's going to more than earn his ice time. As long has he plays with Ribs or Richards he'll flourish in Crawford's more open system. The adversity last year will just fuel his desire to prove he belongs in this league.

I'm a big believer in him. He'll earn at least 2 million and probably closer to 2.5+ in a 2nd or 3rd year on the deal. He may not score as many goals as Neal, but he'll have more points and be a catalyst on the 2nd unit power play.

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I'm not sure where map got the idea that he's not mentally healthy. His issues last year were transition to larger ice, unfamiliarity of defensive positioning, Dave Tippet, and injuries. This year he won't have to worry or focus so much on the first three. As for the ankle, that happens.

He's going to more than earn his ice time. As long has he plays with Ribs or Richards he'll flourish in Crawford's more open system. The adversity last year will just fuel his desire to prove he belongs in this league.

I'm a big believer in him. He'll earn at least 2 million and probably closer to 2.5+ in a 2nd or 3rd year on the deal. He may not score as many goals as Neal, but he'll have more points and be a catalyst on the 2nd unit power play.
Mentally healthy? That's not what I said. You make it sound like I think he took the short bus to school and spends his afternoons on a doctor's couch looking at ink blots. I said mentally strong.

What I mean by that is that I think he might have a slightly fragile ego. I question how well he responds to coaching, criticism, or adversary. For example, the fact that he needed a guarantee that he wouldn't be sent to the AHL is a sign of mental weakness in my eyes. He really needed to spend about 20 or 30 games last season in the AHL to get adjusted to the game and prove to everyone that he should be in the NHL. I have no doubt the Stars would have preferred he spent the beginning of last season in the AHL. It sounds like based on your assessment above you might even agree with this. I think if he had done that he would have been a better player because of it. The coaching staff might have even respected him more.

Maybe all he needs is a new coaching staff and a second year and he'll be great. I certainly hope so and there is no doubting his potential. But I'll have my doubts about him on a whole until I'm gladly proven wrong. Nothing he does this season would really surprise me. He could play every game and score 40 goals and be the team MVP, he could be a regular scratch and only play 4th line minutes, or he could get injured in the preseason and not play a game all year.

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I like to assume he isn't mentally weak until proven otherwise. I haven't heard a word out of his mouth that suggests a fragile psyche.

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