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hockeyville88

[Confirmed] Gilbert Brule released from contract with Zurich

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Seems like a project for gillis to undertake. Don't you think?

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I watched Brule in Phoenix and I think he played well. Good intensity and not afraid to go into tight spots.

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He's only 25.. Sign him, stick him in Chicago for like 2/3 years and develop him properly. Bring him back up in his prime. Boom, instant 3rd line center after Manny retires if all goes well.

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Nope!

Pinizotto, Mallet, Volpatti, Friesen, Archibald... I think the Canucks have enough projects at the moment, unless he is willing to accept a 2 way deal , league minimum.

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I think theres more to it, then meets the eye. Probably internal stuff. AKa Hodgson with A.V. NO way he can cut in the Swiss leauge.

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If he's willing to take a one year two-way deal to play on the Wolves it wouldn't be a terrible idea.

We lack some center depth there especially if Schroeder does get called up to fill in for Kes. (Yes, I am still talking as if there will be a season).

Best case scenario is he can regain his play and be a 3rd liner in the NHL.

Worst case scenario is he gets cut or retires if he can't keep up in the AHL.

Low risk, high reward.

Seems like a project for gillis to undertake. Don't you think?

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Well Gillis hasn't mind pulling out project players and refining their career's

Wouldn't hurt to see what GIlbert can do.

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FWIW - The ZSC Lion's webpage says mutual agreement/private reasons.

23.10.2012

Gilbert Brulé leaves the ZSC Lions immediately.

At the request of Gilbert Brulé the annual employment contract is terminated by mutual agreement with immediate effect. The grounds for termination of the contract are private and personal.

The Canadians went on to the 2012/13 season out of the Phoenix Coyotes to the ZSC Lions. He completed 14 games and scored 6 points.

The ZSC Lions wish Gilbert Brulé for the future but the best.

http://www.zsclions.ch/index.php?id=62&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=1961

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I heard MaC say once that Brule was his son's top choice for the draft. His son really wanted Mac to take Brule with the 6th overall. I think his son was around 10. Not sure but i remember something like 10 or 12.

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Wondering if that broken leg in season one essentially broke his spirit. Hasn't been the same since.

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I see the canucks giving him a shot at some point, maybe sending him down to the wolfs and re-building his carreer all over agian? w

hy not

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Hopefully he just go all hardcore-mode training during the off-season (or this lockout shortened season)... basically just train with Gary Roberts.

It's doubtful he will be a top-6 player in the NHL, but he can be a very good 3rd line centre in the league. When drafted, he was expected to be a Darcy Tucker style player. A guy who give 100% every night, plays physical for his size, and decent on both end of the ice. We all know he has the skills, so obviously it's just a mental/work ethics problem.

His greatest success in his hockey career has been in Vancouver, so maybe him playing in front of a more supportive crowd with family/friends might give him a boost.

To put things in perspective, when Burrows was the same age as Brule, he was still toiling in the AHL/ECHL.

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Needs to find a utility role and contribute on a good team as depth. Get time playing various roles.... Quit being viewed as soft

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Hopefully he just go all hardcore-mode training during the off-season (or this lockout shortened season)... basically just train with Gary Roberts.

It's doubtful he will be a top-6 player in the NHL, but he can be a very good 3rd line centre in the league. When drafted, he was expected to be a Darcy Tucker style player. A guy who give 100% every night, plays physical for his size, and decent on both end of the ice. We all know he has the skills, so obviously it's just a mental/work ethics problem.

His greatest success in his hockey career has been in Vancouver, so maybe him playing in front of a more supportive crowd with family/friends might give him a boost.

To put things in perspective, when Burrows was the same age as Brule, he was still toiling in the AHL/ECHL.

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Well now he got the time to train up. He can be a decent 3rd line scoring support if nothing else.

We should sign him for the Wolves.

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While watching this guy develope with the Giants he showed so much promise and many including me expected the world. HA ! all we got was a bag of rocks ! IMHO Brule is worse than my Grandma on the ice and does not deserve to play in this or any league. Apart from his descent 65 game run in EDM in 09-10 He has shown NOTHING of what he displayed before the NHL. It is a shame really that such a great junior player just never seemed to find his hokey legs in the big show.

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While watching this guy develope with the Giants he showed so much promise and many including me expected the world. HA ! all we got was a bag of rocks ! IMHO Brule is worse than my Grandma on the ice and does not deserve to play in this or any league. Apart from his descent 65 game run in EDM in 09-10 He has shown NOTHING of what he displayed before the NHL. It is a shame really that such a great junior player just never seemed to find his hokey legs in the big show.

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Don't blame Brule for not living up to his potential, blame Columbus's atrocious development system for rushing him into the NHL.

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