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 ...