Earlier today the Philadelphia Flyers have announced that they will buy-out the last two years of Danny Briere’s contract, making him an unrestricted free agent heading toward this off-season. Briere, a 35-year old center, was the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 1996 NHL Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes.
Danny Briere has spent 16 seasons in the National Hockey League, scoring 286 goals and 373 assists. Briere has spent six seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres, but most notably spending six seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Briere has been a prominent force in the playoffs scoring 109 points, 50 goals and 59 assists in a total of 108 games. Briere ranks 67th all time on the all time playoff scoring lists. Briere would be a huge addition to the Blues if St. Louis wants to make a long, deep playoff run.
With the Blues suffering from playoff disappointment the last two years in a row against the Los Angeles Kings, Danny Briere can definitely fill the void as a dynamic top line-center and could make a great replacement after Andy McDonald’s retirement.
The Blues desperately need a goal scorer, and Danny Briere would be a perfect fit with Patrik Berglund, Vladmir Tarasenko, T.J. Oshie, David Backes, and Chris Stewart.
The only question is Briere’s age at 35 as his career could soon be edging towards retirement.
The Blues had experience with veteran players in the past like Paul Kariya and Jamie Lagenbrunner.
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