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12-03-2008, 03:49 PM
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Briere out of shape?(Edit out 4-5 weeks, post #16)

Whats up with dany and all these injuries? I think hes not in great shape, especially with a 52 million dollar contract in the bank, there isnt lots to motivate you to train harder. In buffalo, he was like much faster, and more intense.

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Whats up with dany and all these injuries? I think hes not in great shape, especially with a 52 million dollar contract in the bank, there isnt lots to motivate you to train harder. In buffalo, he was like much faster, and more intense.
Yeah he's been looking pretty pudgy.

I'm also disappointed he hasn't healed from his groin strain, I think he's probably faking it like Gagne did a few years ago.

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Whats up with dany and all these injuries? I think hes not in great shape, especially with a 52 million dollar contract in the bank, there isnt lots to motivate you to train harder. In buffalo, he was like much faster, and more intense.
zomg, I don't noes. I didn't realize that in Buffalo, dany was like much faster, and more intense. Crazy stuff, bra.

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Yeah he's been looking pretty pudgy.

I'm also disappointed he hasn't healed from his groin strain, I think he's probably faking it like Gagne did a few years ago.
We'd be better off with Wellwood at a fraction of the price. I think he makes less than a million.

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We'd be better off with Wellwood at a fraction of the price. I think he makes less than a million.
Trading Briere for Wellwood would give up cap space to bring Jones up.

I understand Briere getting 6.5 a year, but for 8 years HOLY ****. I don't like him because his contract is a joke.

At this point we win more games without him, and his cap number will be hell for 6 more years while we have 2 top centers already.

Richards and Carter makes Briere expendable. However, since we have him, we might as well use him. I just hate his contract.

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Trading Briere for Wellwood would give up cap space to bring Jones up.

I understand Briere getting 6.5 a year, but for 8 years HOLY ****. I don't like him because his contract is a joke.

At this point we win more games without him, and his cap number will be hell for 6 more years while we have 2 top centers already.

Richards and Carter makes Briere expendable. However, since we have him, we might as well use him. I just hate his contract.
Briere for Wellwood would never happen, and I'm not suggesting it should.

I wasn't a fan of bringing in Briere for that money over that length when he was signed a few years back...I'm even less impressed with it now.

Never liked the guy, like him less now.

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Briere for Wellwood would never happen, and I'm not suggesting it should.

I wasn't a fan of bringing in Briere for that money over that length when he was signed a few years back...I'm even less impressed with it now.

Never liked the guy, like him less now.
I know the trade would never happen, but Im just being hypothetical.

I also don't like the guy much and would prefer to see him on Carter's wing.

Gagne-Richards-Knuble
Hartnell-Carter-Briere
Upshall-Metropolit-Lupul
does anyone really care about 4th line?

Coburn-Timonen
Vaananen-Carle
some combo of Jones, Parent, Alberts, Sbisa

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does anyone really care about 4th line?
Nope, because they hardly ever play as it is.

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The fourth line played great last night.

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I know the trade would never happen, but Im just being hypothetical.

I also don't like the guy much and would prefer to see him on Carter's wing.

Gagne-Richards-Knuble
Hartnell-Carter-Briere
Upshall-Metropolit-Lupul
does anyone really care about 4th line?

Coburn-Timonen
Vaananen-Carle
some combo of Jones, Parent, Alberts, Sbisa
has briere been on a line with carter...ive always wondered how that would work.

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Briere looked out of shape since training camp to me, but I didn't say a word about it. I really like him as a player, but he needs to get his **** straight. This team needs him, believe or not. Veteran presence and I'm sure he had alot to do with Richards and Carter developping so well offensively.

Effects of him not being around might be minimal at this stage, but down the road they will show alot more. Come playoff time, I hope he's back at 100%. With Carter, Richards and Briere down the middle, we'd be a scary team to play against, even for Pittsburgh.

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last year it was trade gagne/carter
this year it was trade knuble, until he started scoring, now its trade briere
so, when briere comes back and starts putting up some points, who wants to bet that the trade briere comments die down??

he worked out with gags all summer with some olympic wrestler or something, so im sure he came into the season in shape....i can imagine it was hard after abdominal surgery to stay in tip top shape, but perhaps its just a string of bad luck??

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last year it was trade gagne/carter
this year it was trade knuble, until he started scoring, now its trade briere
so, when briere comes back and starts putting up some points, who wants to bet that the trade briere comments die down??

he worked out with gags all summer with some olympic wrestler or something, so im sure he came into the season in shape....i can imagine it was hard after abdominal surgery to stay in tip top shape, but perhaps its just a string of bad luck??
I'd say the trade Lupul offers are a bit more prominent than the trade Briere ones.

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Briere has been a disappointment.

HUGE.

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Briere has been a disappointment.

HUGE.


I'd have to agree with you sir, outside of the Caps and Habs series. I don't think I've ever spoken ill of him but our style along the wall just doesn't maximize the guy's skillset.

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I'd have to agree with you sir, outside of the Caps and Habs series. I don't think I've ever spoken ill of him but our style along the wall just doesn't maximize the guy's skillset.
Yeah he needs a good offensive system to thrive. Maybe Buffalo will want him back for Gaustad ++

Gaustad would be a perfect 3rd line C here

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Briere has a no movement clause. Get used to him.

As a contract, I hate Briere. As a player, I don't mind him. He scores big goals and is a huge asset on the power play. His pros in my opinion outweigh his cons (too small to be effective on the boards, defensive liability).

With that being said, he is more of a luxury than a necessity. We can survive without him (as we've obviously shown) so I don't think this loss is too huge for us.

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Yeah he needs a good offensive system to thrive. Maybe Buffalo will want him back for Gaustad ++

Gaustad would be a perfect 3rd line C here


Briere is not being moved, however If he was to be I'd hope it would be for an elite goalie prospect.

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Briere is not being moved, however If he was to be I'd hope it would be for an elite goalie prospect.
Gaustad + Enroth + picks

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