Listened to an interview on WIP. Good interview-- still a great guy. Did state that the Flyers never came to him asking him to waive. Said this area is his home and where he goes he plans on coming back. This is home.
If anyone gives him an over 35 contract for $5 million a year for 4 years they will get ripped for it and deservedly so.
Except Streit has continued to produce and has just recently shown signs of slowing down. Briere on the other hand has more then showed signs of slowing down, surely you still remember how bad he's been. Can't really compare the two.
In an emotional news conference in Voorhees, Danny Briere said goodbye to the Flyers and fans on Thursday afternoon.
Briere said the fans made his six years with the Flyers "amazing," and that he will never forget the team's remarkable run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010. Briere led the way, setting a franchise playoff record with 30 points that spring.
The Flyers officially announced Thursday they were using a compliance buyout on Briere, though it has been the league's worst-kept secret.
"Wherever I end up, this is where I'm going to end up (living)," Briere said. "This is home."
He said he thinks he has two or three years left, and that his three boys will help him decide where his next destination will be. He will become an unrestricted free agent July 5.
"The last six years have been amazing," he said, adding he wanted to send the fans "a huge thank you."
As for his future, Briere, 35, said, "I have no regrets. I'm moving forward."
GM Paul Holmgren said he told Briere of the team's decision last week and called it a "very difficult decision. Danny has been a very good player for us over the past six years."
Holmgren called Briere a "tremendous player, person and role model in all aspects, and for that we thank him."
Briere's $6.5 million cap hit will go off the books 48 hours after the Stanley Cup Finals end.
I wonder if the lack of coverage surrounding Bryz means he is not going to be bought out. Thoughts?
I think the lack of coverage is a result of nobody knowing what's going to happen for sure and nothing more really. That wasn't the case with Briere. Sure there was/is the rumor that Bryz will be gone soon but there are conflicting reports. The same can't be said for Briere.