In Red Wings Land
Brunner turned down two different contract offers from the Red Wings before signing a two-year, $5 million contract with the New Jersey Devils. He managed just 25 points in 60 games during the 2013-14 season, opted out of his contract with the Devils the following season, and returned to his native Switzerland. He most recently played with Biel HC in the Swiss National League.1. Will Dylan Larkin be named captain?
I’m pretty certain that my avatar at another Red Wings site that I no longer visit is still a reference to Damien Brunner that I took from a different defunct Red Wings writer.
Around the NHL
Detroit was graded either third or fourth-highest here (depending on whether you give the tiebreaker to Toronto). I feel that the purpose of the grading took in more than just THIS offseason in order to get to this because while I don’t feel the Wings would be able to compete in the Atlantic next season (if that’s the division format we get), I think they had the best offseason.