Canucks close to signing Fabian Brunnstrm

TSN.ca is reporting that the Vancouver Canucks are close to signing 23 year old Fabian Brunnström. http://tsn.ca/blogs/darren_dreger/?id=234166. Brunnström’s agent JP Barry and the Canucks hope to have the deal done some time in the next week. However, it still remains a possibility that the Detroit Redwings do have a chance at the 23 year old swede.
In 54 games with Farjestads BK Karlstad he had 9 goals, 28 assists, 36 points and 16 pim.


32 Responses to Canucks close to signing Fabian Brunnstrm

  1. Kramer says:

    I heard a rumor the Leafs were about to sign Brunnstrom, but he failed his dental exam.  He had 2 cavities.

  2. Jrugges says:

    Ah, Hopefully he doesn't sign untill the playoffs are over. I'd see him having much more success on the second or third lines with Detroit rather than any line on Vancouver.

  3. leafy says:

    This was the guy touted to be another Alfredsson.  That explains why my Leafs don't want him….he has too much potential.

  4. leafy says:

    Sunday Games

    Two huge games Sunday night.  If Boston or New Jersey lose, they're done.

    Montreal needs to survive the first 10 minutes because Boston will come out strong.  If they survive the first 10 minutes, they'll have a good chance.  Price will have to come up with his best game so far.

    Boston will get a huge psychological boost with the return of Bergeron.  They are in desperate need of more offense.

    As I fully expected, the Rangers are taking good care of Jersey.  But game 3 is pivotal and momentum could change quickly, so tonight's game is important.  I still say Jersey doesn't have the offense needed to beat the Rangers.

    I'm very impressed with Philly's play so far this afternoon.  Big difference from their play in mid February when they were floundering.  They've done quite a job on Ovechkin so far.  But that series looks like a 7-gamer, as does Calgary vs San Jose.

  5. SabresFan220 says:

    I don't know what the big deal about this kid is, sure he's a playmaker as evident by 28 assists. But 9 goals in 54 games, a point every 2 games or so? Translates to a 50-60 pts scorer in the NHL, unless the defense in the Swedish Elite League is actually that much better than in the NHL. Brunnstrom supposedly wants top 5 pick money, when in reality he's probably a 2nd liner at best. Now, that's reasonable I guess, the league needs more 2nd line playmakers. Maybe Vancouver's powerplay could use him when Naslund walks this summer.

  6. neilios says:

    Another Swede great. Well if they sign him I hope they get rid of a couple like the Sedin’s for Nash or Kovlchuk.

  7. LuoungoisGod121 says:

    It's no surprise the kid wants to win a Can so he will sign wehre the best goaler to ever play is playing.

    Canuckles 08-09 Champs!

  8. habstruefan says:

    Did anybody see Avery try to screen Brodeur with his arms and body

    That got to be the funiest screen ever.What a looser Avery is.

  9. Radio says:

    It's probably for the best, they were going to give him a 20-year NTC.

  10. Radio says:

    Yeah, 3008-3009.

  11. BruMagnus says:

    If I was Fabian, I think it'd be an easy choice to pick the Wings and NOT go to the joke of a team/franchise that is the Canucks.

  12. BruMagnus says:

    Agreed. Philly is stronger than people give them credit for, or else the Caps are weaker than people think. Likely a mix of both!

  13. BruMagnus says:

    hahaha. good one!

  14. BruMagnus says:

    It was funny, but it was totally unsportsmanlike and showed a complete lack of class. Gomez (or was it Drury) was even ashamed.
    TSN did a bit on it and Bettman spoke out saying that'll become a peantly in the future, either for goalie interference or unsportsmanlike conduct, likely the latter I'd guess.

  15. leafy says:

    I'm beginning to agree with you on Washington.  They've been outplayed by Philly for the most part.

    Only one caveat: Washington could improve as the series goes along.  If not, the Flyers should win it.

  16. CofRED says:

    You seem to be a bit confused.  It says that he is close to signing with the Vancouver Canucks.  I'm not sure what team you're thinking of, but you obviously misunderstood this article.

    I hope this helped clear up any confusion.

  17. oilcountry88 says:

    wow this definetly must mean Naslunds done.

  18. BruMagnus says:

    LOL. Hilarious!

  19. BruMagnus says:

    I'd say the Flyers have looked the better team in 5 of the 6 periods played to date. However, the fact that the Flyers had such a terrible 3rd period in Game 1 has to be cause for concern. Though they did answer in Game 2.

  20. svenki says:

    he would be a nice addition to the canucks

  21. HABSSTAR says:

    Ronny M on HNIC was saying they could have given him a 10 min misconduct as the rules are now.  It would probably just take a ref with the gonads.

  22. Bure96 says:

    Your such an asshole.

  23. Bure96 says:

    This is huge for the Canucks. Even if he only gets 40 or 50 points it's still a huge success.

  24. jonnygf40 says:

    Especially if he signs for the reported 2 million a year.  I mean 2 million for 50 points is a hell of a steal these days.  If the Canucks can build three solid scoring lines through the off season…LOOK OUT WESTERN CONFERENCE.  Best goalie in the game.  One of the best defensive units in the NHL (if healthy).  Three solid scoring lines.  Yikes.

  25. CofRED says:

    OK I'm not going to argue the Sedin/Sedin/Naslund line (though Naslund may be gone).  But remind the rest of us, who makes up the other line and 2/3 that can score for the Canucks?? Because both Sedins had twice as many points as the 4th leading scorers on the Canucks (tie – Kesler/Pyatt).  If they had 2 and 2/3 scoring lines this year, maybe they wouldn't be working on their golf swings right now.

  26. CofRED says:

    Big news concerning this – TSN just reported that Dave Nonis has been fired by the Canucks.  What effect will this have on the signing??

  27. BruMagnus says:

    Your team is in shambles and won't recover this decade. Fact.
    Enjoy being the new Leafs.

  28. BruMagnus says:

    Luongo proved this season, especially down the stretch, that he is no longer one of the best goalies in the game. Certainly not top 3 like he was last year. Turco, Nabokov, Brodeur, Lundqvist, Price, Fleury, hell Theodore this year, all played better than him. Luongo was the reason, down the stretch, that the Canucks didn't make the playoffs. The blame rests entirely on him, as the teams relies so heavily on him (because they are devoid of talent in all other areas). Didn't he have like a 5.00GAA in his last 5 or so games? Superb… really the best goalie… lmfao!

  29. Bure96 says:

    I didn't really mean that, but it bugs all of us Nuck fans when you say that, because i'm not sure you even mean it.

  30. BruMagnus says:

    No, I really hate the Canucks. It's not only the pisspoor management and terrible drafting and poor team they've had with, since the departure of Bure, the most boring offensive players in the League, it's the ridiculously narrow-sighted delusional fans I have to suffer listening to year after year of "this is the year". I dunno when they'll finally listen to me and realize the team sucks and is NOT a Contender. I said before that next year, when (or if rather) they get rid of Naslund and B-mo and get some REAL players they may have a shot at a massive upset run like the Oilers, but I doubt that for this decade. Luongo will likely leave in 2 years and then the Canucks will be dead in the water, again.
    But maybe my friends finally took note this year when I won a $500 bet when my arrogant idiotic friend was boasting of the Canucks early season success and laughing at the Pens early season misery and bet me the Pens would miss the playoffs and the Canucks would surpass Detroit. Maybe now that they are golfing while the Pens are looking to sweep they'll finally listen… but considering the fans they are, probably not.

  31. Bure96 says:

    He's been too good for too many years to not be considered one of the top 2 goalies in the NHL. Him having having a child, not EVER getting rest, and having a very inexperienced defense in front of him for most of the season are reasons that he had an off year. Although, those last 5 or 6 games he was just brutal?

  32. Canadian1967 says:

    Why sign another "Chicken Swede"?

    Just kidding, no, not really, DON"T DO IT!!!!! 

    Don't kid yourself, if you want to win the cup the formula is as follows:

    Just like a cake, start with your base material and then mix in the others.

    LORD STANLEY'S CAKE

    INGREDIENTS

    15 Canadians minimum (flour?)
    4 Americans
    6 Europeans maximum
    A work horse goalie (nuts?)
    4 out of your best 5 players must be Canadian or American
    ALWAYS make your captain a Canadian (only 1 non-Canadian has ever hoisted the cup)

    DIRECTIONS

    1.     Preheat oven to 350 degress

    2.     Mix lines according to chemistry developed in the last 20 games.     
                 (stability heading into the playoffs)

    3.     Liberally apply your North American players throughout your lines, adding in a European player where suitable
           – when looking to fill out your 3rd & 4th lines, always dress the North American as they will do whatever it takes to win the cup. 
                 (including taking a slapper in the the face to save a goal)

    4.     Ride your goalie and your "hot" players until it is all over.

    5.     Bake cup winner at 350 degrees fo 60 minutes, or until the fat lady sings, and not 1 second less.

    Don't bother spouting off about how "Sweden has won this or that". I am talking about winning the Stanley Cup. The cup is different.

    It is a Canadian hockey players' life blood.

    No more Swedes!

    Get some heart!

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