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12-19-2010, 06:11 PM
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rban*
 
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People seem to often forget that Briere makes 6.5 mil a year and is 33 years old and signed for another 5 years.

How good will he be and will he be worth over 6 mil/yr when he hits 35 and over?

Right now the primary offensive Philly core is Briere-Giroux-Richards-Carter, but of that foursome only the last three are young and signed for decent contracts.

It is quite possible that after a couple of years, efforts will be on to trade Briere. In fact I can see a situation where Briere, Prongs, and Timos perfromance all drop off a cliff due to age.

In that case Briere will be traded... and the logical thing to do would be to trade him for a star defenceman who is good enough to do what Prongs or Timo are doing now. And if so, a cheap and effective JVR would be a candidate to take Briere's place.

Keep him and see how JVR develops.

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