At 39, retirement looms for two former Wild stars

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 10, 2013 - 10:44 PM

 The storied NHL careers of Andrew Brunette and Brian Rolston could be over.

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wisstinks4Jan. 10, 13 9:41 PM

More residual fallout from the lockout. Guys who should be playing now in limbo. Dumb lockout.

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QbikerJan. 10, 13 9:48 PM

Two classy former Wild players! I loved watching them play for the Wild. Good luck to both of them in their next career.

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bhappyJan. 10, 1311:24 PM

The Wild should retire his jersey in the rafters. Perhaps the most important guy to the franchise their first decade.

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westlund19Jan. 10, 1311:28 PM

Would love to see Bruno involved with the Wild front office

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lindy_frank123Jan. 10, 1311:28 PM

there is no tighter fraternity than that of hockey...I will never forget hearing about Frank Sanders last days and how the winter of 2011...so many of his teammates on the 1972 Silver Medal USA Hockey team ventured up to Duluth Minnesota to pay their respects to Frank who was dying of cancer...wow what a bunch of guys...that one I didn't witness but did the tailgate party for Bill Goldsworthy...the love they had for that man was something to behold what a club it is...

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lindy_frank123Jan. 10, 1311:30 PM

Brunett scored the goal that silenced the Avs and ended Patrick Roy's career...

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april24Jan. 10, 1311:36 PM

If the Wild are smart they will hire Bruno in some capacity. It's important to have guys like Wes Walz and Bruno still around the team and as a line to the fans. Here's hoping they do the right thing....

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wildhorse1Jan. 11, 13 6:17 AM

Well, I suspect a lot of players will retire, whether they want to or not. The NHL needs to get its act together if it wants to be a viable major sport. Greed, lock-outs, over expansion, Greed, Greed and placing the fans on the bottom tier of their priorities will result in hockey reduced to the level of curling or lawn bowling.

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hellonameJan. 11, 13 9:18 AM

Walz and Bruno are the best skaters the wild have had. Both seem like great guys as well. Roli also was an important part of our team when he was here. Wish them both the best, and would love to have Bruno working for the wild

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skeptikJan. 11, 13 9:37 AM

Two absolute quality guys in Bruno and Rolston. Very happy to have had these two on the Minnesota team where we could see them often. Quietly good in their long careers. Good luck and thank you for being good players and role models!!

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