Brunnstrom ended up signing with the Dallas Stars for a two-year deal that could net him up to $2.5 million per season. GM/Ambassador of Fun Brett Hull said that the chance to step into the lineup immediately next year was a determining factor. That may not be the entire story. Battle of Alberta caught an interview with Calgary Flames GM Darryl Sutter on The FAN 960. According to BoA, the Flames were after Brunnstrom but didn't get him, and the impression they were under after hearing the interview was that Brunnstrom "was looking for a Top 2 Lines assurance; Dallas either gave it to him, or he thought it was more realistic there." Promising a question mark a certain spot in the lineup? Let's hope not.
Meanwhile, photos of this Brunnstrom fellow are hard to come by, so the new Puck Daddy policy is to run some Swedish eye candy whenever we have something to report on him. We don't expect this will affect the frequency of our coverage. That said, please join us an hour from now for our story on what Brunnstrom might have for dinner tonight, and then coverage throughout the weekend about his favorite colors and his feelings on dogs and other household pets.