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05-23-2012, 11:16 AM
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Briere if anything needs a complimentary creative player like Leino was to be truly effective. Ever since he came here he's been kind of jerked around yet he still has produced for the most part.

His lack of size down the middle is a problem but was less so when that Leino line was dominating with puck possession and keeping opposing teams honest..at least during that initial year when Leino was acquired. Leino then started becoming a turnover machine himself but it looks like it was attributed to injury (hip) more than anything. In Buffalo of course he's pretty much been a bust....

Moving Briere to wing I don't think is going to help much..Briere needs people who are creative and can protect the puck so that Briere can jump into the holes like he does when he's on his game. You need him to be with a Prospal/Leino type player...

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