not a bad move for the HABS really, he is a midget but can score. Gionta and Thomas are not alone!
You know the contracts will run out at like the same age for both players right? Briere will be 37 and Lecavalier will have just turned 38. And the price is only 500k different, so I don't see how the Vinny one is nuts but this one is fine.
I don't think it is that bad at all. It is only 2 years and 4m seems okay. What did people expect Briere to sign for? 1 year/2m? He got bought out, not lobotomized.
It's not 100% ideal, but you can't always pick and choose with the centers and other than PHI they did really need a center.
You know the contracts will run out at like the same age for both players right?
Yes. But one runs out in two years and the other in five. Having a shorter term Briere gives us some offensive depth now and we are not tied down with him in a couple years when younger players can step up and other contracts have to be extended. The problem is we really need size.