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Danny Briere: activated Apr. 11 (concussion Mar. 25); Q and A article Apr. 11
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04-25-2013, 11:52 AM
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How exactly is he playing differently from his usual form? Haven't been watching. Looking slow? Not showing enough passion? His offensive vision slipping?
Pretty much all of those. He doesn't look anything like Briere. He used to be a beast around the net, now he sucks there. He actually tried to bury a wraparound into the side of the net recently. He looks his size now and can no longer hold his own; he gets knocked off the puck routinely and gets bullied around in ways we haven't seen until this season. He isn't connecting on passes. He makes the wrong choices overall.
No idea about the passion. I would like to see him score one more goal as a Flyer for old times sake, but that's looking like a tall order. He's gone 19 games without a goal, and has 8 points in that same span...4 of those points came in February.
Even if his cap hit changed to 3 million due to some sort of magic, he wouldn't be worth it because he's a black hole on offense and isn't good defensively. It seems he's suffering the same fate as Gomez...good career until he suddenly sucked profoundly.
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