By Dustin Leed (@D_LEED)
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The curious case of Danny Briere provides a simple proposal, really.
Does Danny Briere really fit with the Philadelphia Flyers?
The simple, far less cumbersome answer: no.
Easier said than done.
When the prized free agent from the 2007 offseason signed a massive eight-year, $52-million dollar contract with the Flyers that awarded him a full no-movement clause, the Flyers were in dire need of making an offseason splash.
At the time of the signing, he recently completed a 95-point season and the Flyers were fresh off a 22-win season.
But nearly six years later, in quite a different situation with a new head coach, that contract isn’t getting any better.
He’s sort of an anomaly on the ice for the Flyers, he scores some big goals and makes some big mistakes, too. He’s been known to take a bad penalty or two and sometimes a liability in his own defensive end.
The suggestion by some most Flyers’ fans: trade Danny Briere;...