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Danny Briere is unlikely to hear any more boos at the Bell Centre.
The free agent forward from Gatineau, Que., has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens.
''For me, the Montreal Canadiens' fans are probably the most passionate fans in the NHL,'' Briere said on a conference call Thursday night. ''It's an honor to be playing for them, in front of them, and all I'm hoping is that we will all be cheering in the same direction when the season starts.''
The Philadelphia Flyers last week used a compliance buyout on the final two seasons of the eight-year, $52 million deal Briere signed in 2007. Because he turned down an offer from the Canadiens to sign with the Flyers that year, Briere was booed whenever Philadelphia visited Montreal.
Now the 35-year-old returns to his native Quebec with a deal reportedly worth $4 million per season.
''Daniel Briere brings a great deal of skills, experience and leadership ...
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Veteran scorer Daniel Briere didn’t want to leave Philadelphia. But he found a happy ending after his compliance buyout from the Flyers on the last two years of his eight-year, $52 million contract.He agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with the Montreal Canadiens. That is a nice payout for a 35-year-old forward who will also draw checks from Philadelphia for not playing there...
The Flyers had tackled several areas of interest in the offseason already.
They traded for Mark Streit, upgrading at defense. They used amnesty clauses on two veteran players - a forward and a goalie - to free up cap space. They used some of that cap space on Vincent Lecavailer, a veteran forward also bought out by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Now, they have locked up their premier...
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed veteran centre Vincent Lecavalier to a multi-year contract. The Tampa Bay Lightning let their 33-year-old captain go last week, and the Flyers pounced Tuesday night, signing him to a reported five-year deal worth $22.5 million US. - CBC.ca
It will be weird to see Vincent Lecavalier in a Philadelphia Flyers uniform (probably similar to a Mats Sundin...
According to a report via the Associated Press, the Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Claude Giroux, to a lucrative contract extension.
Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux agreed to an eight-year extension worth over $64 million Thursday, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because...
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(Photo: Getty Images) On this upcoming Friday, free agency in the National Hockey League will begin at 12 p.m. ET. This very well may be a busy day for Paul Holmgren and the Philadelphia Flyers, as they have many needs to address and have not been very active on the trade front. The Flyers have [...]
The Philadelphia Flyers made one hell of an investment in extending Claude Grioux:
Per @Real_ESPNLeBrun and @tpanotchCSN, Claude Giroux has an 8-year, $66.2 mil extension with the Flyers ($8.275 mil AAV). Rich man.
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) July 5, 2013
An update on Giroux deal I tweeted about earlier today... It's finalized now: 8 years, $66.2 M _ $8.275...
Danny Briere has become the latest big-name NHLer to switch teams this offseason.
The 35-year-old center agreed to a two-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. He cannot officially sign until the NHL’s free-agent period opens Friday.
Briere, a native of Quebec, spent the last six season with Philadelphia, totaling 124 goals and 159 assists before the Flyers bought out...
Per the Newark Star-Ledger's Rich Chere:
Devils have signed Michael Ryder.
— Rich Chere (@Ledger_NJDevils) July 5, 2013
Ryder signed a 2-year contract
— Rich Chere (@Ledger_NJDevils) July 5, 2013
"@Ledger_NJDevils: Ryder signed a 2-year contract"/As per @DarrenDreger, AAV of $3.5M.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013...
The Montreal Canadiens acquired enforcer George Parros from the Florida Panthers on Friday.
Montreal sent prospect Philippe Lefebvre and a 2014 seventh-round pick to Florida for the 6-foot-5, 228-pound Parros. It is the same seventh rounder Montreal acquired from the Panthers at the NHL draft last week.
He had one goal, one assist and 57 penalty minutes last season. In 452 NHL...
(Photo: Getty Images) While general managers across the league are busy working to sign current free agents, Paul Holmgren and the Philadelphia Flyers are looking ahead to the future. Next summer, key members of this team such as Claude Giroux, Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier, and Steve Mason will all be restricted free agents. When the [...]
(Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Free agency kicked off today at noon, and Paul Holmgren made signing a goaltender his first order of business. Today, the Philadelphia Flyers signed goaltender Ray Emery to a 1-year deal worth $1.65M. Emery, 30, was the back-up goaltender of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. It appeared that he would [...]
Unlikely Paul Ranger decides to return to the NHL before tomorrow, but he hasn't rule out returning. So many teams will be interested...
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 4, 2013
I believe the final 3 on Daniel Briere are the Devils, Predators and Habs
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 4, 2013
Lots of teams reached out on Alfredsson...