Avalanche a team worth moving for

Denver is a pretty nice place to live. Whether a fan of seasons—summer and winter are popular—or mountains or even marijuana, colorful Colorado has plenty to offer both newcomers and natives alike. There used to be a time when this was enough of a selling point to attract big name players to local sports clubs. The days when the dominant Colorado Avalanche could land Paul Kariya...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Colorado Avalanche are terrifying

The Wild and Avalanche had a contentious playoff series just a couple of months ago what the Wild were able to win, but only narrowly. The Avs were the beneficiaries of a youth movement involving Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan McKinnon, as well as a new, aggressive and ambitious head coach in Patrick Roy. Because their talent was so young, they had some room to work this offseason...
Via The Rhino and Compass
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Traded: Ryan Kesler, James Neal, Sam Gagner, Daniel Briere, and more

There's been six impactful trades so far this off-season. So if you've been out of the loop, here's a quick summary of each trade involving an actual NHL player prior to the start of today's Free Agent Frenzy.Ryan Kesler To Anaheim for Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, #24 overall pick in 2014 (Jared McCann)It feels like it's been a long time coming, but Kesler finally...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Briere Is An Avalanche

  Today the Avalanche did what most thought was going to happen at some point this season/off-season: trade P-A Parenteau. Today this has happened and received a return of forward Daniel Briere from the Montreal Canadiens, also sending a 5th round pick to the Canadiens for next year’s draft. Most Avs fans had noticed that Parenteau was […]
Via The Hockey Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens Trade Briere to Av’s for Parenteau and 5th Round Pick

#486980647 / gettyimages.com By: Ryan Couckuyt The Montreal Canadiens recently traded aging veteran Daniel Briere to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for P.A. Parenteau and a fifth round draft pick. Briere has one year remaining on his contract and is projected to make $4 million next season. As for Parenteau, he has two years remaining on his contract at approximately $4 million...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Montreal robbed Colorado in swapping Daniel Briere for P.A. Parenteau and a 5th

Here’s the thing with Danny Briere: he’s not very good any more. I have a ton of respect for his talent, his career, and the man he is, but as far as being an effective NHLer goes at age 36 (37 by the time next season starts), the reality is that it just ain’t there anymore. Briere is a guy who needs to play in the top-six with good linemates to be effective, and he was rarely...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs trade Parenteau to Canadiens for Briere

With less than 24 hours remaining before the feeding frenzy that is the first day of free agency, the Colorado Avalanche shipped off winger PA Parenteau and a 5th round draft pick in 2015 to the Montreal Canadiens, receiving veteran forward Daniel Briere in return. Parenteau had success in Colorado during his first year–a lockout shortened campaign–with the club, netting 18 goals...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens Trade Daniel Briere To Avalanche For P.A. Parenteau, Draft Pick

Add another big trade to an already busy NHL offseason. The Montreal Canadiens on Monday traded forward Daniel Briere to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for winger P.A. Parenteau and a 2015 fifth-round draft pick. Both players will earn $4 million next season, but Parenteau is under contract through 2015-16, while Briere has just one year left on his deal. The veteran forward...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Trade: Avalanche Swap P.A Parenteau for Daniel Briere

The Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche have made a deal that will see the Avs sending forward P.A Parenteau along with a 2015 5th round draft pick to Montreal in exchange for veteran forward Daniel Briere. Briere will be entering the second year of a two year, eight million dollar contract that he signed last off-season. In his only year with the Habs, Briere notched 13 goals...
Via The Sideline
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Habs Send Briere to Colorado For Parenteau, Pick by   Steven Ellis

The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Daniel Briere to the Colorado Avalanche in return for P.A. Parenteau and a 2015 5th round pick. During the 2012 free agency period, Parenteau saw his name linked to the Canadiens before eventually joining the Avalanche. The former Islanders winger, who faced knee issues during the regular season, managed to pot 14 goals and 33 [...]
Via The Hockey House
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens send Briere, Pick to Avalanche for Parenteau

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired forward PA Parenteau from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Daniel Briere and the Canadiens' fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Briere lasted just one season with the Habs after signing a two-year, $8 million contract with the team this off-season. The 36-year-old Briere scored 13 goals and added 12 assists in 69 games with Montreal...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Briere Traded By Montreal To Colorado For P.A. Parenteau

Daniel Brière traded to Colorado for PA Parenteau. #canadiens #tvasports — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 30, 2014 added 2:21pm,   Sorry about wording. Make that #Habs trade Daniel Brière to Colorado for P.A. Parenteau AND a 2015 fifth-round pick — Dave Stubbs (@Dave_Stubbs) June 30, 2014
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

. @2ITB_Buffalo: Murray will have few partners in his quest to get back into the first round

Tim Murray dropped a bombshell at the GM meetings when he told Pierre LeBrun that he wants another first round selection in the upcoming draft and that he’s willing to take on salary in order to accomplish that goal. Perhaps it wasn’t a bombshell so much as an indication that Murray plans on being busy ahead of and through this month’s draft. Here’s his quote from LeBrun’s...
Via Buffalo Wins
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Habs’ Daniel Briere On Derek Stepan’s Injury: “It Seems A Little Fishy To Me’

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust’s late, high hit on New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan in the first period of Game 3 has completely changed the tone of the Eastern Conference final. Prust was suspended two games for the hit, which resulted in Stepan needing surgery to repair a broken jaw. Habs forwards Daniel Briere and Brendan Gallagher didn’t seem to think much...
Via NESN.com
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens Down Bruins 3-1 In Game 7, Advance To ECF (Video)

The Montreal Canadiens stunned the Boston Bruins in Game 7 Wednesday night at TD Garden, defeating the Black and Gold 3-1 to advance to the Eastern Conference final. Carey Price made 29 saves for the Habs and Max Pacioretty scored the winner midway through the second period to eliminate the league-leading Bruins from the playoffs. Dale Weise and Daniel Briere also scored for Montreal...
Via NESN.com
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What a game, what a series

Carey Price was magnificent. Dale Weise was a force. Daniel Briere was Mr. Clutch. The Habs pull it out, and are heading to the conference finals.  Red. White. Blue! The series begins - wait for it - in Montreal on Saturday (when was the last time the Habs had home ice in round three?) as the Rangers visit the Bell Centre. Meanwhile, Milan Lucic continues to stew, after threatening...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Daniel Briere In, Douglas Murray Out For Habs In Game 6

Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien has finally seen enough of defenseman Douglas Murray. The veteran defenseman will be a healthy scratch Monday night when the Canadiens fight for their playoff lives in Game 6 against the Boston Bruins at Bell Centre. Therrien will turn to 21-year-old Nathan Beaulieu who will be making his career postseason debut as the Habs try to stave...
Via NESN.com
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Most playoff points among active players (TSN)

A graphic aired by TSN during Game Five between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild showing you the most NHL playoff points among active players. - Daniel Briere is the only player on the list to have never won a Cup.- The youngest player is Sidney Crosby, the oldest is Jaromir Jagr.- There are two players from the New Jersey Devils: Jagr and Elias.- Crosby has the highest...
Via Talk Hockey
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Take The Series Lead

Daniel Briere was a healthy scratch tonight, and some fans were questioning why. Briere has not been playing as well as The Habs expected him to in the playoffs. It was surprising to see “Mr. Playoffs” benched, but Brandon Prust took his place in the lineup. Even before the puck was dropped, Brendan Gallagher and Brad Marchand were going at it. Boston got the first power play...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL takeaways: We probably should have seen this one coming

The Canadiens are still perfect in the postseason, and Canada's last and only hope to end a two-decade Stanley Cup drought has taken another step. Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban scored his second goal of Thursday's game on a power play 4:17 into the second overtime, and playoff giant Daniel Briere had an assist on that goal -- his 112th point in 113 playoff games -- as the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Whoa, Canada! Stanley Cup drought could turn 21 this year

The Montreal Canadiens should make a short-term spelling change in their nickname. For the rest of the NHL playoffs, they should be Canadians -- the rallying point for hockey's alleged and aggrieved birthplace (and home of the McKenzie Brothers, of course). While hockey outposts such as Tampa Bay, Carolina and Los Angeles have all sipped success in the past decade, no Canadian...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens’ Daniel Briere Responds To Milan Lucic’s ‘Chicken’ Comment

Monday night’s game between the Boston Bruins and rival Montreal Canadiens was a heated, heavy-hitting affair, with the Habs ultimately ending the Bruins’ impressive win streak at 12 games thanks to a 2-1 shootout victory. Some aspects of the rivalry continued after the game, however, when Milan Lucic — angered by the location of a first-period hip check by Alexei Emelin ...
Via NESN.com
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy returns to Montreal: I have a lot of respect for the Canadiens

Patrick Roy will make his first trip back to Montreal’s Bell Centre as a visiting head coach on Tuesday night when his Avalanche play the Canadiens. Roy spent his first 10 years as a player with the Canadiens, leading the team to the Stanley Cup in 1986 and 1993, before a bitter breakup in 1995. “For sure, it’s special,” the 48-year-old Roy said, via the Associated Press...
Via Sports-Glory
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas Vanek traded to Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens acquired Thomas Vanek from the New York Islanders on Wednesday, reports NHL.com. The Islanders received a second-round draft pick and prospect Sebastian Collberg from the Canadiens. Vanek is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after the season and appears to be ready to test his market value when the free-agent signing period opens July 1. Montreal...
Via Sports-Glory
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Daniel Briere Won't Be Sent to New Jersey Devils

While the Montreal Canadiens would surely like to get rid of Daniel Briere, believing the New Jersey Devils would be willing trade partners is overly optimistic at this point. By now, most Habs fans have read or heard of NJ.com writer Randy Miller’s “3 reasons why Canadiens’ Daniel Briere could be traded to Devils” piece. Posted last Tuesday, the day of Montreal’s latest...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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