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07-03-2013, 09:01 AM
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Would you want Briere short term?

Lets say the hawks sign Briere two years and used Leblanc/Pirri to third and fourth lines/ Briere can be 45-50% on draws and be good offensively if healthy.

Bickell--Toews--Kane
Sharp--Briere--Hossa
Shaw--Pirri/Leblanc--Saad
Smith-Kruger-Morin

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not at all.

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07-03-2013, 09:34 AM
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He's pretty much a full-time RW now.

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Yup, on the cheap though..like 2 mil.

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07-03-2013, 10:08 AM
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All I heard about Bickell is that we want playoff performers, so yeah I'll take the guy who's one of the best playoff performers of this generation if he wants to come here.

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I'd take him at the trade deadline going into the playoffs. Otherwise, nah.

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He's been strictly a winger the past few seasons, where would he fit? Its time to let our prospect pool take care of getting stronger down the middle.

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He can take Stalberg's spot. Saad-Shaw-Briere, not a bad 3rd line by any means. Give Briere an easy 40-60 games in the regular season while someone in Rockford can rotate in and out then let him do his damage come playoff time.

That said, it's not going to happen as it does not sound like we're one of the teams in the mix to pick him up.

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No Briere please.

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I'd rather take him at the trade deadline if we were bulking up (not physically of course) for a playoff run. Briere is an unreal playoff performer. Would love to have him through the playoffs.

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I say we invite him to camp and see if he can win a spot.

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so we sign a 35yr old guy to play third line winger who looks washed up and doesnt play aphysical or grinding game? what's our boy fernando pisani up to? he'd be cheaper

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Absolutely. Briere would fit our team like a glove. My bets are he's looking to cash in on his last big contract.

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Three conditions:

1. One year
2. $3 million and under
3. Willingness to play center (Smith and Morin won't be blocked at RW)

What do you tell Pirri and LeBlanc, though? That's my only thing.

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Maybe. If he really wants to be here on a cheap 1 year deal and wants to play like Rozsi where we rest him to keep him ready for the playoffs, yeah.

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Briere is a center, and only played on the wing because of a log jam for the Flyers in the middle. The fact of the matter is that he's not nearly as effective on the wing, and a team should only sign him to play C (which is where he wants to play, anyway).

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Briere is a center, and only played on the wing because of a log jam for the Flyers in the middle.
Also...because he's washed up.

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Stan is going to give one of Pirri and LeBlanc a shot at second line center and also create cap flexibility at the same time by doing so. This team has Cup aspirations. If either one are fine, you can upgrade at the deadline somewhere else. If they don't cut it, a top-six center at the deadline is the priority.

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I'd rather take the risk of Pirri on 900k contract than Briere on a 1 year 3.5m contract. The connection being there is money left over to do other tings.

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He hasn't been a C for a while now

He cant play anything but wing now

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Briere was moved to the wing in 2009/10 but wasn't very effective before being moved back to C for the playoffs, and had a monster run in leading the Flyers to the Finals. He was still at C in 10/11 and 11/12. He was moved back to wing in 2012/13 and was again relatively ineffective.

Personally, I'd rather move Sharp back to C with Hossa and Saad over the other options that have been mentioned.


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Just read that if you give bonuses to a player 35+, and it puts you over the cap, the amount it puts you over the cap will be pushed to the following year.

So say we sign Briere to a 1mil base salary, with 3mil in bonuses. (1yr/4mil contract)
If we only have 2mil in cap space, the remaining 2mil will be pushed onto next years cap.

That could be beneficial if we are looking to target a 35+ player like Briere.

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Just read that if you give bonuses to a player 35+, and it puts you over the cap, the amount it puts you over the cap will be pushed to the following year.

So say we sign Briere to a 1mil base salary, with 3mil in bonuses. (1yr/4mil contract)
If we only have 2mil in cap space, the remaining 2mil will be pushed onto next years cap.

That could be beneficial if we are looking to target a 35+ player like Briere.
Except this year is the year the Hawks have a little breathing room with the cap. It's gonna be crazy next year with Hammer, Shaw and Crawford up for new contracts... then Toews and Kane the following year.

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