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07-15-2011, 05:48 PM
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Or did you mean"Jesus, Woof, use a full stop? 'Cause if you did, you forgot to include 2 commas as well as a period at the end of the last sentence.

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I think his salary was justified when he decided to sign with the worst team in the League... paving the way. IMO they had to overpay and the top three UFA centers that season were in high demand... I think it's pretty clear no that he was the best of those signings over the long haul.
this is wrong. the Flyers did not overpay for Briere. in fact, he took less money to play there. both the Habs and Rangers offered Briere more money but he chose Philly instead. he wanted to play with Gagne and Biron plus the Flyers strong commitment to winning each year. they didn't overpay to get him, he wanted to play there and took less money than what other teams were offering to do so.

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07-15-2011, 07:23 PM
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look at what Briere does come playoff time
The guy is money in the bank. Well worth the coin.

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07-15-2011, 08:11 PM
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Once his contract is up, the upside is that he might be signed to a hometown discount, if he hasn't lost a step. He was 34-34 this season, up from last season. He planted his family here. He had to convince his wife to move here. He likes the schools and area. Custody is an issue for him now. We may be looking at Briere for another 6-7 yrs.

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07-15-2011, 08:29 PM
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Once his contract is up, the upside is that he might be signed to a hometown discount, if he hasn't lost a step. He was 34-34 this season, up from last season. He planted his family here. He had to convince his wife to move here. He likes the schools and area. Custody is an issue for him now. We may be looking at Briere for another 6-7 yrs.
What happened to the last 2 guys that signed a hometown discount?

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07-15-2011, 08:33 PM
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If you guys don't want his salary hit, Buffalo will definately take him off your hands. There's a huge hole at the 1 center position. Plus as people said before, he is absolute money in the playoffs.

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07-15-2011, 08:37 PM
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Once his contract is up, the upside is that he might be signed to a hometown discount, if he hasn't lost a step. He was 34-34 this season, up from last season. He planted his family here. He had to convince his wife to move here. He likes the schools and area. Custody is an issue for him now. We may be looking at Briere for another 6-7 yrs.
Briere preached hometown discount to the media here in Buffalo, then it turned out he was asking us for the same deal he signed in Philly. Nice discount..

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07-15-2011, 08:53 PM
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this is wrong. the Flyers did not overpay for Briere. in fact, he took less money to play there. both the Habs and Rangers offered Briere more money but he chose Philly instead. he wanted to play with Gagne and Biron plus the Flyers strong commitment to winning each year. they didn't overpay to get him, he wanted to play there and took less money than what other teams were offering to do so.

Absolutely the Flyers overpaid for Briere. Pretty much all top free Agents are overpaid. It's the only way you get to sign them.

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07-15-2011, 09:07 PM
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Briere preached hometown discount to the media here in Buffalo, then it turned out he was asking us for the same deal he signed in Philly. Nice discount..
6.5m is a discount compared to what the market offered him. He could have easily landed a 7.5m deal. Isnt it Buffalo that turned him away? I'm legitimately asking, I dont remember, but I think that's what happened.

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Briere preached hometown discount to the media here in Buffalo, then it turned out he was asking us for the same deal he signed in Philly. Nice discount..
Buffalo also turned him down when he wanted to settle on 5 years, 25 million the summer before. Instead, they forced him into arbitration. I don't blame him for leaving.

Can't say he was wrong. The team never was the same afterward.


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From last years playoffs and this years reg/playoffs I am totally thrilled with having Briere on the team and am not bothered by his cap hit at all.

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Absolutely the Flyers overpaid for Briere. Pretty much all top free Agents are overpaid. It's the only way you get to sign them.
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07-15-2011, 10:24 PM
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Meh. He is still overpaid.
I don't think people realize there are only 29 players in the entire league with a higher cap hit than him. I'm glad that he is on my team, and there are certainly far worst contracts, but at 6.5 a year he is overpaid.

At the time, the Flyers were in a situation where they both could afford to overpay, and had to overpay to get a player of his caliber. I don't think they regret it. And given that the other two big name forward FA that year failed miserably to live up to their contracts, I'm ok with having Briere at 6.5.

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07-15-2011, 10:58 PM
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What happened to the last 2 guys that signed a hometown discount?
He'll need that NMC / NTC in the first year of it. heh.

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07-15-2011, 11:20 PM
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Briere preached hometown discount to the media here in Buffalo, then it turned out he was asking us for the same deal he signed in Philly. Nice discount..
Buffalo had every opportunity to re-sign both Briere and Drury and blew it.

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07-16-2011, 02:34 PM
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The more the cap increases, the nicer this deal is looking.
I agree with this 100 %

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07-16-2011, 02:42 PM
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It's weird come playoff time you see a lot of guys slow down (sometimes because of injuries) but Briere just seems to get better, faster, and meaner. You just know he's going to show up for the playoffs. Yes I feel he is worth every penny we pay him.

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07-16-2011, 02:55 PM
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What happened to the last 2 guys that signed a hometown discount?


Combined 23 years of guaranteed contract, I'd have signed too. They could buy a lot of soothers with that if they didn't like the deals.

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Has his contract been justified after last season?
What is he worth to us?
Look at his playoff points per game. That will answer your question pretty quickly.

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07-16-2011, 03:28 PM
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Meh. He is still overpaid.
I don't think people realize there are only 29 players in the entire league with a higher cap hit than him. I'm glad that he is on my team, and there are certainly far worst contracts, but at 6.5 a year he is overpaid.

At the time, the Flyers were in a situation where they both could afford to overpay, and had to overpay to get a player of his caliber. I don't think they regret it. And given that the other two big name forward FA that year failed miserably to live up to their contracts, I'm ok with having Briere at 6.5.
I dont think you realize that he's scored 94 points in 93 career playoff games. That's over a point per game for his career.

How many active NHL players are over 1.00 ppg over their career in the playoffs?

Answer: 2 . Danny Briere and Sidney Crosby. That's it.

Not to mention he's done it in Philly as well. In elimination games the numbers are even better

Yeah he's worth every penny and the #'s prove it.

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Briere is a beast...

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...what exactly are we speculating??

And not for nothing, but look at the other two prized FA's from that year....Gomez and Drury....

Ya Danny B's 6.5 per is a beautiful thing if you ask me.

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07-16-2011, 04:22 PM
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Absolutely the Flyers overpaid for Briere. Pretty much all top free Agents are overpaid. It's the only way you get to sign them.
if you look at it that way then every single pro athlete is overpaid. i interpreted what the OP said as the Flyers had to pay Briere more to play here, which wasn't true. an athlete being overpaid and a team having to overpay an athlete to play in their respective city are two different things.

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07-16-2011, 04:34 PM
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Briere absolutely justifies his contract. So clutch when it matters, and just came off his best regular season. Probally my favorite Flyer at this point

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