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01-21-2011, 10:57 PM
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Andrew Brunette to a contender

Really good veteran, durable winger. Extremely clutch in the playoffs and, but doesn't really have a place on the Wild anymore. 12-15-27 this year.

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01-21-2011, 11:40 PM
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I'd say he'll bring at least a 2nd rounder in return. I could see a 2nd and a 4th if there's a bidding war. Hard to say his value in terms of a prospect. I'd guess they could get a decent, but not great prospect for him.

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The Wild are one point out of the playoffs as we speak... with three games in hand on the #6 seed.

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The Wild are one point out of the playoffs as we speak... with three games in hand on the #6 seed.
I know but we are definitely trying to "get younger". its a nicer way to say rebuild. Our cupboards are pretty bare as far as prospects and veteran contracts like Brunette are expendable.

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van would love him on our team. minny looks to have a decent shot at playoffs

even just to keep from facing minny in 1st rd lol

minny reminds me of nyr great bottom 6 great goaltending and solid defence. and one main scoring line

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Really good veteran, durable winger. Extremely clutch in the playoffs and, but doesn't really have a place on the Wild anymore. 12-15-27 this year.
Depending on the moves the B's make I'd love to add him and would gladly give up our 2nd for him.

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van would love him on our team. minny looks to have a decent shot at playoffs

even just to keep from facing minny in 1st rd lol

minny reminds me of nyr great bottom 6 great goaltending and solid defence. and one main scoring line
Yeah don't think he is headed to the Nucks haha but i can't even imagine the passing and cycling between him and the Sedins.

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Depending on the moves the B's make I'd love to add him and would gladly give up our 2nd for him.
We would take our 2nd back or Wheeler but really a second is right about what we are looking for.

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01-22-2011, 01:04 AM
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Andrew Brunnette is already in minnesota. I really hope that team makes the playoffs and brunnette will be key down the stretch.

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It doesn't matter who it is, just any Minnesota native will suffice.

Oh wait....

I don't want to move Brunette at the moment. If we are far away from qualifying at the deadline, then I'd be for getting picks in returns.

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Last year around this time I thought he'd be a great fit for the Penguins. It was just that he had another year remaining on his contract that was the problem

I still think he'd be a great fit in Pittsburgh now, a year later. I think Brunette's got more skill than Bill Guerin when the Penguins got him a few years ago at the deadline and Guerin worked out well. I think Brunette could do the same, even if he were to play on the 2nd line and not on one of Crosby's wings.

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Last year around this time I thought he'd be a great fit for the Penguins. It was just that he had another year remaining on his contract that was the problem

I still think he'd be a great fit in Pittsburgh now, a year later. I think Brunette's got more skill than Bill Guerin when the Penguins got him a few years ago at the deadline and Guerin worked out well. I think Brunette could do the same, even if he were to play on the 2nd line and not on one of Crosby's wings.
I am scared to think what would happen if Bruno went to the Pens and played with Crosby or Malkin. The passes this guy can make are unreal. His hockey IQ is so high and he has great hands and knows exactly where to put the puck. He pretty much turned Antti Miettnen into a 20 goal scorer.

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If Minnesota is inclined to deal him at the deadline, a 2nd and a 4th/middling prospect would be doable from Pittsburgh.

1sts/Tangradi/Bennett/Despres are off-limits. If Jeffrey is wanted, he'd have to be the major piece moving for Brunette.

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I don't think he gets dealt, but he'd be my top choice league-wide to play with the Sedins.

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I think he can join MTL for a prospect like Kristo

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A second and a mediocre prospect or another lower pick if there's a bidding war. Even if we don't place him with the Sedins, having him play with a Malhotra or Torres or even Hansen would see their goal totals go up by the end of the year. Brunette's no superstar, but he definately has that ability to make his linemates better.

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It would be hard to let Brunette go. He is one of those guys you'd like to keep in your organization after he retires. I'm hoping the Wild keep him and bring him back with 1 year deals until he hangs 'em up.

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It would be hard to let Brunette go. He is one of those guys you'd like to keep in your organization after he retires. I'm hoping the Wild keep him and bring him back with 1 year deals until he hangs 'em up.
It would be nice if he realized he should hang em up after this season.

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If Minnesota is inclined to deal him at the deadline, a 2nd and a 4th/middling prospect would be doable from Pittsburgh.

1sts/Tangradi/Bennett/Despres are off-limits. If Jeffrey is wanted, he'd have to be the major piece moving for Brunette.
I feel like the Pens would give up Kennedy. To get Brunette's salary I think they'd need to shed a little salary, maybe get rid of Godard and keep Comrie on LTIR for the rest of the reg season.

Maybe Kennedy and like a 3rd for Brunette? That seems fair to me, assuming the Minny has decided to sell at the deadline.

Fletcher would know TK well though, so who knows if Fletcher favors him or if he sees any value/potential in him.

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I feel like the Pens would give up Kennedy. To get Brunette's salary I think they'd need to shed a little salary, maybe get rid of Godard and keep Comrie on LTIR for the rest of the reg season.

Maybe Kennedy and like a 3rd for Brunette? That seems fair to me, assuming the Minny has decided to sell at the deadline.

Fletcher would know TK well though, so who knows if Fletcher favors him or if he sees any value/potential in him.
Honestly, I'd do it. However, I know nothing about Kennedy other than that he has 22 points playing with (probably) not so great of wingers.

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Honestly, I'd do it. However, I know nothing about Kennedy other than that he has 22 points playing with (probably) not so great of wingers.
He's young, fast and a very hard worker. Good on the forecheck, decent in the corners (especially considering he's not got the best size) and a streaky scorer. When he's hot he could score 5 goals in 5 games, but then he'll go 13 games with 1 point.

I don't know if he'll ever be a point producer, Kennedy doesn't have the playmaking ability or all-around skill to be a PP guy or top 6 player. He does throw a lot of rubber on the net (which is good) but often times it hits the goalie square in the chest or directly in the glove. Kennedy does shoot a lot, check his shot totals and they're right among the team leaders.

Kennedy's valuable for what he does, but even in junior he's never been a big scorer. He's good at some non-boxcar stat things, but if he had a scoring touch or could pass better then he'd produce more points. But he's definitely an NHL level player and still young enough to have worth.

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He's young, fast and a very hard worker. Good on the forecheck, decent in the corners (especially considering he's not got the best size) and a streaky scorer. When he's hot he could score 5 goals in 5 games, but then he'll go 13 games with 1 point.

I don't know if he'll ever be a point producer, Kennedy doesn't have the playmaking ability or all-around skill to be a PP guy or top 6 player. He does throw a lot of rubber on the net (which is good) but often times it hits the goalie square in the chest or directly in the glove. Kennedy does shoot a lot, check his shot totals and they're right among the team leaders.

Kennedy's valuable for what he does, but even in junior he's never been a big scorer. He's good at some non-boxcar stat things, but if he had a scoring touch or could pass better then he'd produce more points. But he's definitely an NHL level player and still young enough to have worth.
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I don't see any reason to deal Kennedy for a rental. We have other players making more that do less here.

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I don't see any reason to deal Kennedy for a rental. We have other players making more that do less here.
The Pens are so close to the cap that they're going to probably have to waive Godard and deal salary away to bring someone in.

Like it or not, the Pens aren't trading Dupuis. Talbot has the playoff history which makes him a keeper. Adams is beloved by the coach and is an ideal 4th liner. Rupp adds size and is a good 4th liner. Asham doesn't have any value. Conner is dirt cheap and frankly has made more of his chances than TK.

Kennedy is young enough to potentially have worth to another team, and he's one of the few forwards that doesn't have much value or an established role with the Pens (that they can't easily replace). To me, that makes him a potential trading chip. In the Hossa deal Shero gave up Armstrong and Christensen, it's not out of the question that he'll part with NHL caliber talent, and given the cap situation I don't see how he even has the choice.

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The Pens are so close to the cap that they're going to probably have to waive Godard and deal salary away to bring someone in.

Like it or not, the Pens aren't trading Dupuis. Talbot has the playoff history which makes him a keeper. Adams is beloved by the coach and is an ideal 4th liner. Rupp adds size and is a good 4th liner. Asham doesn't have any value. Conner is dirt cheap and frankly has made more of his chances than TK.

Kennedy is young enough to potentially have worth to another team, and he's one of the few forwards that doesn't have much value or an established role with the Pens (that they can't easily replace). To me, that makes him a potential trading chip. In the Hossa deal Shero gave up Armstrong and Christensen, it's not out of the question that he'll part with NHL caliber talent, and given the cap situation I don't see how he even has the choice.
Godard is a UFA at years end and makes more than Kennedy. Given that Kennedy can play 12-14 solid minutes a night in the playoffs and Godard will never take a shift it's pretty obvious to me which guy is expendable.

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