Thread: Speculation: Briere
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07-15-2011, 06:56 PM
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bauer
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Originally Posted by Sawdalite View Post
I think his salary was justified when he decided to sign with the worst team in the League... paving the way. IMO they had to overpay and the top three UFA centers that season were in high demand... I think it's pretty clear no that he was the best of those signings over the long haul.
this is wrong. the Flyers did not overpay for Briere. in fact, he took less money to play there. both the Habs and Rangers offered Briere more money but he chose Philly instead. he wanted to play with Gagne and Biron plus the Flyers strong commitment to winning each year. they didn't overpay to get him, he wanted to play there and took less money than what other teams were offering to do so.

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