Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the lockout will be Brunner. He has many believing that he is the steal of this year’s free agent class. While playing another season in Europe is not something that will greatly benefit him in his effort to convert to the North American, his new teammate will.
Henrik Zetterberg may be taking on his first captain-type role as he has headed to the Swiss A league to play with Brunner. Neither of them have played in all of Zug’s games, but in a combined 18 games they already have 14 goals and 39 points.
They only have played a few games together so far but with each passing game the chemistry between them will only grow. This will not only help Brunner when he comes to Detroit but will help them form a solid line as well.
The hope is that the two sides will quickly get this figured out and that we can get back to playing hockey.
PJ Sapienza is a featured columnist covering the Detroit Red Wings as well as many other sports.
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