Meh. Wishfull thinking.
They don't have a 3rd and /or 4th line center who can win a defensive zone draw if his life was depending on it and right now it doesn't look like Couts is making any progress in this department.
They are also lacking a scoring winger with a shoot first approach and a solid backup goalie.
So all they need is a faceoff guy and a backup goalie and a #1. That is wishful thinking? That is really only one super significant hole. Sure, I know the other two are important, but every team has holes. I don't mention the winger because that's silly and to get one is usually too costly. There are enough wingers that can score and will score more as they grow on this team. You don't need a sniper, per se.
The core is far too young to rebuild. If they can get any return for Briere they should do it, just to get Couturior on a better line, Otherwise, there is no sense in rebuilding or selling. Some of our D need to do a better job of moving the puck through the Blue line. But that doesn't solve all the giveaways this team makes either. Holm knows he needs to find some mobility on the D side, they dont need to be great, just better than what the Flyers have now.
And they would say no. Briere only has a year or two of good hockey left. Playing with an offense first, finesse team like Pittsburgh could give him life. Who cares how good Briere plays once he is traded. The Flyers have more important issues.