Found June 22, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Ken Holland
TEAMS: Detroit Red Wings
Interesting start to the day by the Wings. Helene St. James The Detroit Red Wings appear to have reeled in Damien Brunner, a sought-after European unrestricted free agent. Swiss media is reporting Brunner will sign with the Wings. Attempts to reach general manager Ken Holland by the Free Press were not immediately successful. Brunner can reach a deal any time, as he’s not associated with any NHL team at the moment, but he can’t sign until July 1. Brunner is 26 and a star scorer in the Swiss league. He led the league in scoring with 24 goals and 36 assists in 45 games last season. He had 46 points in 40 games in 20-10-11, and 23 goals among 58 points in ‘09-10. He’s drawn interest from numerous NHL teams including Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington, Montreal, and Philadelphia, among others.

Red Wings hoping for splashy summer in free agency

Ken Holland didn't expect to get lucky enough in the NHL draft to select an instant-impact player. In free agency, though, the Detroit general manager wants to add at least a couple standouts with enough talent and experience to help the franchise right away. ''We're going to be active and very involved in free agency because we have cap space and holes we'd...

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Detroit Red Wings 2012 NHL Draft Tracker

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Red Wings News at 11: Hudler’s gone, update on Wings’ wait for Day 2

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