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07-06-2013, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Hawkguy View Post
Right, I forgot we scored a lot of goals in the playoffs. My bad.
And the biggest reason why is that we didn't crash the net. Briere is not going to help in that regard.

Originally Posted by Estimated_Prophet View Post
Other than this past season it would be foolish to label Briere only as average. He and the rest of his team played poorly. Briere battled injuries all season and he could very well rebound to the form that saw him dominate in the previous playoffs.

It is a two year contract that buys time for some of our prospects to grow. Considering that he is taking Ryder's spot who was an invisible pile of garbage down the stretch and in the playoffs, I don't see how this can be any worse than a lateral move.........certainly doesn't make the team worse.
It's not just last year, in the past 4 seasons he's had one good year, one bad year and 2 average ones. He's also been sheltered a lot in Philly and I'm not sure we will be able to do that here since we have a bunch of other players that need sheltering as well.

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