Posts Tagged ‘Danny Briere’

Montreal Canadiens sign Daniel Briere to two-year deal

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Daniel Briere managed just six goals and 22 points with the Flyers this season. (Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

By Allan Muir

Let the Smurf jokes begin.

Chris Johnson of Sportsnet is reporting that former Flyer Daniel Briere has agreed to a two-year deal with the Canadiens. The deal will reportedly pay Briere $4 million per season.

Philadelphia cut the diminutive forward loose earlier this week, using a compliance buyout to create space under the salary cap. Briere is coming off a disappointing season during which he scored just six goals and 22 points, but the Canadiens obviously believe Briere can still contribute in a top-six role and chip in on the power play.

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  • Published On Jul 04, 2013
  • It’s official: Flyers buy out Danny Briere

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    Daniel Briere's contract was bought out by the Philadelphia Flyers.

    It was Danny Briere’s cap hit, not his salary that ended his time in Philadelphia after six years. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

    By Allan Muir

    After months of speculation, the Flyers just made it official: they’re buying out the final years of Danny Briere’s contract.

    “I met with Danny last week and informed him of our decision to use a compliance buyout on his contract,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said in a prepared statement released early this afternoon. “This was a very difficult decision for us to make as Danny has been a very good player for us over the past six years. Danny came to our organization as a free agent in July of 2007 and has been a tremendous player, person and role model in all aspects and for that we thank him. We wish him continued success and best wishes in any future endeavors.”

    Briere had just two years and $5 million remaining on his deal, but it was his $6.5 million cap hit, not his salary, that forced the separation. The buyout wipes that hit off Philly’s cap, although the Flyers still have to pay Briere 66 percent of his remaining money owed ($3.3 million) over the next four years.

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  • Published On Jun 20, 2013
  • Top Line: Blackhawks clinch Presidents’ Trophy; St. Louis top scorer, more links

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    The Chicago Blackhawks win the NHL's 2013 Presoidents' Trophy.

    Curse aside, winning the Presidents’ Trophy ain’t bad when you’re 17-3-3 at home. (Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • Not sure why the Blackhawks tried to downplay it, because by capturing the Presidents’ Trophy with last night’s win over the Oilers, they’ve guaranteed themselves home ice advantage through the playoffs. That could prove to be a very big deal.

    • Starter Ray Emery had to leave midway through the game with an undisclosed injury, leaving Corey Crawford to make this big-time stop in his place.

    • Their playoff hopes are over, but two Lightning stars are in it to the finish. Martin St. Louis scored his seventh career hat trick to take over the NHL scoring lead and finally deliver on a promise to his son.. Steven Stamkos tallied once to move to within two goals of Alexander Ovechkin in the race for the Richard Trophy.

    • Sidney Crosby is expected to seek medical clearance in the next 48 hours to resume playing. That doesn’t get him back in time to try to take back the scoring crown, but he could be available for the start of the playoffs.

    • The Red Wings took control of their destiny with a thrilling win over the Kings, but they may have to face their next challenge — the Nashville Predators — without the services of Johan Franzen.

    • Playoff hockey is not a birthright in Detroit, but Nick Cotsonika does a lovely job of explaining why it seems to be.

    • The Senators have three games remaining on their schedule. Win one, and they’re in the postseason.

    • Will Erik Karlsson be cleared to join the Sens? Sources around the team say maybe, but a local therapist isn’t so sure that’s possible.

    • Daniel Wagner ponders the philosophical ramifications of Cory Schneider suffering a body injury. This is a must read for all acolytes of Descartes.

    • With Schneider sidelined, Roberto Luongo is back between the pipes. And you know what that means.

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  • Published On Apr 25, 2013
  • Top Line: New NHL-Olympic issues, Craig Anderson faces ban, more links

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    Danny Briere has five goals and eight assists in 26 games this season. (Bill Streicher/Icon SMI)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • Logistics, not insurance, has emerged as the thorniest issue as negotiations attempting to ensure NHL participation in the Sochi Olympics resumed in New York Friday.

    • Philly forward Danny Briere returns to the lineup Saturday after missing 10 games with a concussion. He might want to start grabbing some souvenirs. Odds are he won’t be back with the Flyers next season.

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  • Published On Apr 13, 2013


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