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Next up on the UFA Preview series is Daniel Briere of the Philadelphia Flyers. Once July 5 rolls around, if he is not re-signed by his current team, he is open to conversing and signing with any team in the league. ESPN's Pierre Lebrun the Predators are with the Canadiens and Devils in his short list.
Daniel Briere | C/RW
5'10 | 179lbs
10/6/77; Age: 35
Signed in 2007: 8-years, $52 million; $6.5 million
Projected Earnings Next Season: $5 - 6 million
A top six forward is what the Nashville Predators need, a top six forward is what they'll get if they sign Daniel Briere. Last season, Briere hit an all-time low with the Flyers totaling only 16 points (6g, 10a) in 34 games. Given, he wasn't with the most stable team, he still has skill.
Briere can play either center or right wing, which gives the coaching staff flexibility on where to be placed on a line.
Adding Briere would be similar to when Nashville added Paul Kariya and Steve Sullivan. Both of them were skilled veterans who can still produce top-line quality.
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There's about a 1 in 8 chance those Daniel Briere jerseys stuffed in the closets of Sabres fans will come back in style.
The free agent center, who was bought out by the Philadelphia Flyers, tells The Buffalo News he's had contract chats with Buffalo.
"We are talking to about eight teams," Briere said in a text. "...
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...
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...
When you go through all the tweets and all the things Canadiens fans had to say on message boards regarding the prospect of signing Daniel Briere, you have to consider the guts it took for him to put pen to paper on a contract with the team. Note, he also took less than what he was offered by some other teams to sign here.
Briere's not oblivious to how people might receive...
According to Jessica Rusnak and TSN 690 in Montreal, the Canadiens have signed Daniel Briere to a 2 year, $8 million contract.
NOTE: I'm not seeing this anywhere else, but they are discussing it as I type as being done. I guess we'll know tomorrow when signings become official.
Daniel Briere is the newest member of the Montreal Canadiens.Daniel Briere who was recently bought out by the Philadelphia Flyers, has chosen to go home and play for the Montréal Canadiens, reportedly Briere has agreed to a two-year deal worth $8 million.Daniel Briere is the exact player type the Montréal Canadiens enjoy stockpiling for whatever reason the team loves small players...
Buffalo interested in Briere?
We've talked about, and I'm going to bring it up again because I think there's a lot of different opinions going on about it.
Darcy Regier stated today that he has contacted Daniel Briere's agent. Now, that may not mean much at all, but it shows that the Sabres do have some interest in the former captain. So, they will talk to...
The Montreal Canadiens have signed Daniel Briere to a two year, $8 Million deal. It was widely speculated that Brière would return to his home province and play for the Montreal Canadiens, but he instead signed with the Philadelphia Flyers, who finished the previous season as the worst team in the NHL, to an eight-year, $52 million contract with a no-trade clause. The Flyers [...]
I received a note today asking about Daniel Briere. Should they/shouldn't they? My quick retort, as it is far too nice out to spend paragraphs waxing on this: Briere is still a very, very useful player, when healthy. He'd immediately improve the PP, and be a solid leader in the dressing room. So sure, he may be a Vinny consolation prize, but I say what the heck. If Briere...
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It's sounding more and more like Daniel Briere is heading to Montreal, and that's my bet as to where he will end up. Of course, nothing is official, but I couldÂ definitelyÂ see him going to the Canadiens.
Since it's safe to say that Briere isn't coming to Buffalo, is it worth it for the...
Boston is a beautiful place to live, and quite frankly one of the best places to live in the entire country. With sports, many consider Boston to be title town because you have the Patriots, Bruins, and the Celtics all being dominate teams in their sport. If this is the case, then why do some veteran players decide to play for other teams, instead of wanting to come to “Title Town...
With free agency tomorrow, I went through the list of soon-to-be free agents and highlighted all of the former Sabres. Out of those highlighted, I wanted to figure out which ones have the best chance of returning to blue and gold. I've excluded Daniel Briere from the list.
Darcy Regier stated that the team will not be looking to make a big splash in free agency.
The Flyers, after buying out Daniel Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov, have poured those savings into signing Vincent Lecavalier to a five-year, $23.5 deal with a reported no-moment clause. When Lecavalier was bought out by Tampa, initial speculation was that the Rangers would be one of the team's interested. That possibility went out the window when the Rangers decided to not buy out...
So the Habs came up short on Vinny. The sweepstakes are over. Now, news that they are after Daniel Briere, who many see as a consolation prize. My prediction? He doesn't sign in Montreal either. Jagr? Nope. Why? Because for Montreal, the old adage is true: always a bridesmaid, never a bride...
...except if you count the acquisition of Christian Thomas from the Rangers earlier...
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...