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11-12-2008, 06:20 PM
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Briere has played a large part of his career in the old NHL, where talented, small forwards weren't as effective as they are today. If Kane were drafted in 2000, there's no way in hell he would have gone 1st overall, much less have put up 72 points his rookie season.

Kane actually has a lot of similarities to Briere. He seems pretty clutch (although that won't be definitive until we see the kid in the playoffs), fantastic hands, great vision, playmaker at heart, etc. It's not a knock on Kane - Briere is a great player whose game is entirely out of place in Philadelphia and therefore gets lambasted because they decided to overpay for him. Don't forget that Briere was Philly's leading scorer in the playoffs last season, as well.

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