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Another Reason I Dislike Briere


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I guess it never really occured to me, although it is obvious, and therefore shuldn't be surprising that I didn't get it, but Briere can just walk away and go wherever he wants if he is bought out.

So, to recap, some say he has a NMC and wants to stay in Philly for family. Others (ME) say he should waive and let the team get retunr for him in a trade. But now, it seems to make sense for him top just stay pat, coast through this shortened season, get bought out and move on. Well there is a great big schidt-burger he could be serving up to the franchise.

If this happens, and he is well within his rights to do it, I wondering how all your Briere lovers will react

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@CoachX

Coach, this may come as a shocker, but maybe nobody wants this guy. I mean seriously why one earth would a team want his contract for an injury laden player, who has been playing like hammered sh!t as of late?

I would love to see a trade involving anything at this point, but from where I am standing, Jody Freakin Shelley has more worth to a playoff bound team than Danny B.

Sad to see it end like this, but I think he is bought out and retires. He made his money, still is young, and has a lot of life to focus on after hockey.

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Tough to fault Briere for a contract signed by both him and the Flyers. We have been discussing in other threads for some time the fact that the FLYERS gave him the NMC/NTC. The last CBA is as responsible for ending Briere's career as a Flyer as anything else. The Flyers have to shed salary, hence,ergo,therefore,three little dots in a triangle, his 6.5 mil hit has got to go regardless of how well he could be playing though he isn't.......

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I still don't understand why @CoachX has such a man-crush on Briere. :ph34r:

Seriously, dude, stop playing with the straw men - "Briere lovers." You might have allergies.

Danny Briere didn't force the Flyers to give him an eight-year, NMC deal. They did that all by themselves because, six years ago, they needed a "#1 C" for the next season.

Sort of like how two years ago they "needed" a "#1 G" for the next season, so they signed one to a six-year, NMC deal.

Or they "needed" a tough vet defenseman to be captain, so they gave a 35-year-old a seven-year, NMC deal.

Or they "had to" sign their "captain of the future" to a 12-year deal with an NMC and his "future of the franchise" co-cornerstone to an 11-year deal (with NTC) - that they neatly avoided by dealing them before they were active.

Of course, now that he has a concussion, the Briere question is pretty much moot.

The questions of who the next player is that the Flyers will "need" next season, how long a deal they give him and how iron-clad the NMC is remain.

"Don't hate the player." Hate the games the organization plays.

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Is there anyone not concussion or injury prone on this team. Every time I turn around there is another player hurt. Starting to look like a M*A*S*H unit. Calling Dr's "Hawkeye" Pierce and "Trapper John" McIntyre....... Oh where is Radar when you need him. He could trade for anything and get anything.........

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Do you think that Briere might just up and call it quits? Its not his first dance with a concussion, and at 35, you gotta start to think about the rest of your life. If he were to retire, that I think would let the Flyers off the hook with his salary cap hit, does it not?

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Do you think that Briere might just up and call it quits? Its not his first dance with a concussion, and at 35, you gotta start to think about the rest of your life. If he were to retire, that I think would let the Flyers off the hook with his salary cap hit, does it not?

It would, he is NOT an over 35 contract.

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I still don't understand why @CoachX has such a man-crush on Briere.

Seriously, dude, stop playing with the straw men - "Briere lovers." You might have allergies.

Danny Briere didn't force the Flyers to give him an eight-year, NMC deal. They did that all by themselves because, six years ago, they needed a "#1 C" for the next season.

Its really not up to you to "understand" anything. I am entitled to my opinion and post according to it. I could very easily say the same thing to you, "I don't understand why you keep ignoring a self explanatroy post, and keep changing it back to your individual arguement". We had that discussion already. Let it go.

I GET IT! The Flyers gave Briere a NMC. They signed it! Its thier fault! He retains the right to veto! BLAH-BLAH-BLAH

Let's move on ...

My point is that the Flyers have treated him right. They gave him the clause. They signed him to what you and others identify as a ridiculous deal. I have not seen a single shred of evidence to suggest that they have done a single thing disrespectful or hurtful to him. From a fan perspective, it makes sense that if the franchise asked him to waive, to help the team, and give him a chance to compete for the prize, that he would do so. AGAIN, I KNOW HE DOESN'T HAVE TO! But, if he is saying no, for whatever reason, then gets bought out and signs wherever he wants, then I think he is a complete jackass. That is the nature of sports being a business. For me though, I think the business side of it makes athletes self centered a-holes and I choose to have no respect for players like that.

I think back to a guy like Jeremy Roenick. I loved that guy and hated to see him go. But, he understood what the organization was doing and handled it with grace and class. I will always be a fan of a guy like that.

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