Why New Jersey Devils Should Bow out of Damien Brunner Sweepstakes

July 30th, 2013 by Ryan Tolmich Leave a reply »

The New Jersey Devils have a lot of work to do.

After finishing at the bottom of the Atlantic Division, it appeared that there was nowhere to go but up for the three-time Stanley Cup champions.


The departures of Ilya Kovalchuck and David Clarkson have left the Devils shorthanded, and, with money to blow, New Jersey has turned it's attention towards free agent Damian Brunner.

The Devils are reportedly "doing a lot of background work" on the Swiss free agent, according to Nicola Berger of the Swiss newspaper Neue Luzerner Zeitung.

Brunner broke into the NHL this past season with the Detroit Red Wings. Despite having fairly pedestrian regular season numbers (12 G, 14 A), Brunner shined during the postseason where he put up nine points in 14 games.

With most big name free agents already settled in to new homes, Brunner appears to be the best on the market. However, that does not make him the best for the Devils.

When looking through the Devils' roster, there are generally two types of players: those that are still too young and those that have gotten too ...

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