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02-01-2004, 01:12 AM
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Ruckus007
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Originally Posted by hbk
It's safe to say that Phoenix really wanted to move Briere to the wing but just didn't have the assets to make it work out. Handzus was traded and Kolanos was out with injury. We had to use Shane Doan at center last year and we kept shuffing everyone around to try to get Amonte productive (which was a disaster as well).
You're saying Briere was opposed to playing wing? That's interested because there was an article a couple weeks after he came to Buffalo that claimed Briere asked Lindy Ruff to play wing and Ruff had to do a bit of convincing that Briere was going to be a center for the Sabres. Briere played a bit of RW earlier in the year with Pyatt and Drury but that's been the extent of it though a poster noticed that Briere apparently didn't play the usual center defensive responsibilities a couple games ago, Jochen Hecht did. Take that for what you want.

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