Briere took that stupid penalty really early. He has a tendency to do those things. He's not just redundant he can be really lazy. He has skills when he wants to put them to use, but his effort really isn't in it. I hear he left his family behind in Philly. Maybe he left his heart there too.
Dude, that's Daniel Briere. It's like people are surprised about what they're seeing. What exactly did they expect from him?? Score 30 goals on the wing?? Why would the Flyers buy him out if he was this solid player.
Briere needs sheltered minutes and has to be used in the offensive zone starts.
Right now he's playing on a defensive line, little offensive zone starts, didn't even get PP time.
I can't believe I'm actually defending him, but there's nothing surprising about his play here. If we're gonna keep using him as so, he will remain totally useless.
Briere has not meshed with any linemates since the season started. He is not needed in the top 12
I agree its not been great. Look how Therrien handled DD.... I know everyone probably still has it out for him, but look at Davey out there recently. To me, he is a bit of a different player than he was, and is finding his chemistry with patches.
Similar approach should be handled with Briere... give him an ultimate shot, give him the icetime. If he still stinks the place up then look at other options. We are paying him the money, don't give a guy that much money and then rip him off the ice the second you don't see what you like. The organization should work through this with him, he has the potential to be an effective player with us. Lets not just dump him for the bag of pucks hes worth at the moment (probably)
I would also just like to say I didn't mind Bourque's game tonight either.
He was fed the puck in the slot and barely missed the corner, if he had taken advantage of that opportunity his confidence in both himself and Therrien would have been completely different at this point and he probably wouldn't have gotten 4 mins of icetime in the end.
I'm not fully standing up for him, he has gotta turn things around... I guess I just really wanna see that fistpump of his more often
I can't remember the last teenager we had at forward who showed as much skill and promise as Galchenyuk.
He's priming for a breakout soon.
Came here to post this.. he's on the cusp of breaking out really soon. He was dominating the board, setting up players, getting his shot off.. a few miscues with a bouncing puck, but man, he's confident with the puck and his vision is off the charts. That pass to Gionta goes to someone like Pacioretty or Gallagher, it's in the net.