Thread: Speculation: Danny Briere
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05-23-2013, 06:42 PM
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Danny Briere

steve simmons ‏@simmonssteve 8h
Ran into Daniel Briere last night. He's pretty sure the Flyers are going to buy him out. He wants to stay.

The buyout of Danny Briere makes a ton of sense for a ton of reasons, namely:

* He's not very good anymore. We already know he's a weak defensive player, and the last two seasons have been by far his least productive offensively since he came to Philadelphia in 2007. He can score in the playoffs, but you need to get to the playoffs for that to work.

* He's expensive, not in real dollars but in a $6.5 million cap hit over the next two seasons.

* The Flyers could use the savings. The salary cap is dropping to $64.3 million next year and they already have $70.3 million committed to the roster. Gotta cut down somewhere.
So anyways, it seems more and more likely Briere gets bought out. I'd love him on the Canucks due to his playoff performance which we could certainly use. However, I have the feeling he wouldn't want to move out West. What are some likely landing spots for him? And what would his expected contract be? 2 years, 4mil per?


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