Not automatic but they have chemistry built and Brunner was dominating a league with top NHL players. I think he can crack top 6 but we will have to see how he goes to a bigger rink. Thats the only thing that could hurt his production and make him a not top 6 player is if he cant translate which is always a wildcard with Euro players.
I like Mule on one side and idk about the other for Pasha. I honestly think Gus is a better option then Bert or Cleary the only other two I would think of putting with Pasha. But idk if Gus plays up this year we already have a glutton of forwards.
Btw "a team" is in contact with Buffalo for a D while Buffalo could use some forwards (Buffalo has 9 rostered D man and TJ Brennan would have to pass through waivers if they dont trade anyone)...We are down a D and rumored to be shopping so that we dont have to pull up Lashoff...Any thoughts? I would love Andrej Sekera, pipe dream.