His reasons for not coming to Toronto? According to his agent, Brunnstrom felt there would be too much pressure on him here and that the expectations would be a lot higher. If Toronto signed an unproven player to $850K a year with a bonus structure that could net him $2.5M a season, as Dallas did, you're damn right expectations would be high.
If he didn't want pressure and expectations, than why did he create a circus atmosphere and bidding war between NHL teams? All eyes will be on this kid next year no matter where he plays now.
Fletcher had this to say:
"It's a disappointment but I don't consider it a major disappointment," said Fletcher. "What I told the people in our organization is, `We might win the competition but how good is the prize?'"
We'll find out.
...in other news, the Sens suck.