VERY happy about this. People will eat crow sooner than later. Briere is a gamer when games count the most. He's fiesty and never gives up on a play. Most interesting thing though; he has a lot of things to prove.
It's a high risk/reward type situation. If Briere can find his form we've more than compensated for Ryder who was invisible even if he scored a hat-trick; we would be golden and repeat our success next year. I am starting to warm up to it a little bit even now.
I dont mind this trade. It becomes evident that either DD or Gionta are on the way out. He is an improvement to our top 6 and is clutch come playoff time (something we havent really seen much of around these parts).
Just wait and see what comes next before you bash the move. No way Bergevin will have all three of these midgets in lineup all at once. DD or Gionta will be on their way out.