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Player By Player #4

The talk about the 2011-2012 Hawks continues today with a new player. It is off season acquisition Andrew Brunette. Andrew, age 37 has paled 15 seasons in the NHL, the last 3 with Minnesota. He is a 6 ‘1, 210 pound left winger, who was originally drafted in the 7th round back in 1993. On Monday, August 8, he was introduced to the Chicago media. Here are some excerpts.

When asked about his age and never being the fleetest of foot he responded,

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Andrew Brunette A Fit In Vancouver

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

By now, the names in play at the trade deadline are fairly well known to most puckheads, but there’s one development which bears monitoring. The Minnesota Wild are currently in the thick of the Western Conference playoff battle but if they fall off in the next week, they have five pending UFAs -Andrew Brunette, Antti Mietinen, John Madden, Chuck Kobasew and Jose Theodore -who could make things very interesting

Canucks GM Mike Gillis has indicated he isn’t planning anything dramatic but if there’s one player he should make an exception for it’s Brunette. He’s a proven playoff performer, has character in spades and he’d give the Canucks options among the top-nine forwards and the power play.

Admittedly, our perception has been altered by Brunette’s remarkable ability to transform into Mike Bossy when he plays against the Canucks. But that move would make sense on a number of levels.

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Andrew Brunette Playing With Injured Knee

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,

Wild veteran Andrew Brunette faces major right knee surgery after the season.

While General Manager Doug Risebrough and Brunette declined to identify the exact injury, it’s believed Brunette’s playing on a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament that may be fully torn.

“At the end of the year, we’re going to have to make a decision whether he’s going to need surgery or not,” Risebrough said. “It’s up to him, but he’s had two incidents of sprains, so that shows you a dysfunction of some sort.”...

Asked why he doesn’t shut himself down, Brunette said: “It’s the same approach I take to every hockey game I play. I want to play. I’m part of this team and I want to help this team win. I would sell myself short if I didn’t try to help this team. You’ve got to look yourself in the mirror, and if I can get out there, I can help this team.”

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Wild Appear To Have Interest In Brunette

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,

No hard feelings.

That was the message conveyed by Andrew Brunette on Saturday when asked if he wanted to return to the Wild if it comes calling when free agency begins Tuesday….

“I don’t know what their interest level is. But if they’re interested and it falls into place, if everything was comparable, if they were in range, definitely, that’s one place I’d love to play.”

Wild officials declined to comment. The Avs plan to let Brunette test free agency, but the Wild is still not allowed to talk about other teams’ players until Tuesday.

But it’s believed the Wild is very interested in bringing Brunette back to Minnesota.

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Avs Have Had No Contact With Brunette

from Adrian Dater at All Things Avs,

NHL free agency is a week away, and there still has been no contact between the Avs and Andrew Brunette. Translation: He ain’t comin’ back.

Just got off the phone with Brunette’s agent, Don Reynolds, and he said the Avs have yet to even call him about anything regarding the potential unrestricted Brunette.

continued and little more detail on the Sakic situation…

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