Found August 18, 2013 on The Detroit Sports Site:
Remember Damien Brunner? You know, 26 goals, OT winner against the Ducks in the playoffs, supposedly headed to the Devils after free agency opened? Well, he’s still yet to sign a new contract, after playing 2013 on a one-year deal. But his agent, Neil Sheehy, reportedly told a Swiss newspaper that Brunner simply is waiting for the right opportunity — as opposed to contemplating a move back overseas. “Yes, there are NHL teams interested in signing Brunner. And yes, I’m sure, when I say that Damien will play next season in the NHL,” Sheehy said. Sheehy went on to say that Brunner enjoyed his time in Detroit but they’re going to wait it out for the right opportunity. Where that opportunity winds up being remains to be seen. The Red Wings reportedly offered Brunner both a one- and two-year deal before he hit free agency, but GM Ken Holland said the two sides never really came all that close to a deal. Rumors attributed that to Brunner asking for much more than the Wings were willing to pay. The young sharpshooter’s probably out of the Wings plans now, with the roster stockpiled with forwards and close to the salary cap. Holland still has to re-sign restricted free agent Joakim Andersson, and he has said he would like to bring Danny Cleary back as well, if the Wings can free up enough room. Brunner, meanwhile, may have missed his chance to sign in New Jersey, given that the Devils added Jaromir Jagr earlier this summer.

Kulfan: neither Cleary nor Brunner will attend the Red Wings’ training camp

Via RedWingsFeed, the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan hasn't revealed the Red Wings' training camp roster, but according to Kulfan, Daniel Cleary's not on the roster as a try-out and Damien Brunner's not on the roster, either, meaning that the Wings have moved on. That's to be expected given the team will exceed the salary cap to re-sign RFA Gustav Nyquist, and...

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Agent Neil Sheehy who represents free agent forward Damien Brunner recently told a Swiss newspaper his client is prepared to wait for as long as it takes to find the right NHL deal. Sheehy claimed there are NHL teams interested in the 27-year-old and remains confident his client will play in the NHL this coming season. Sheehy also dismissed speculation Brunner's salary demands...

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For better or worse, Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall entered last season as the de-facto #1 defenseman, and while playing 24-27 minutes a night (or more) yielded both a minus-5 plus-minus rating and a tempering of his physical play to simply hold up under a tremendous workload...He proved that he could at least fill part of Nicklas Lidstrom's long shadow. This morning...

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Monday was super busy from an "its summer news-wise" perspective, mostly because the second-to-last week in August usually marks the first time that NHL'ers take to the ice. Whether it was Daniel Alfredsson pissing people off in Ottawa (tip for "Alfie": there is nothing you can do that WON'T piss Ottawans off other than hauling tail to Metro Detroit) or...

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Today marks the first official "back on the ice" day for many NHL'ers. Michigan Hockey's Nick Barnowski is at Munn Ice Arena in Lansing to cover Michigan State University's pro camp, which includes several Red Wings players... Continue reading "Red Wings mid-day news: Wings on the ice at MSU, Alfredsson skating in Ottawa and ticket gnus"

Henrik Zetterberg and Victor Hedman condemn Russia's anti-gay laws

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