High Expectations: Danny Briere Primed for Best Season With Flyers

August 23rd, 2010 by Tom Dougherty Leave a reply »
In the summer of 2007, the Philadelphia Flyers signed free agent center Danny Briere to an eight-year, $52 million contract that would pay the crafty forward an annual cap hit of $6.5 million per season with a full no-movement clause.

Briere was coming off a 95 point season (32 goals, 63 assists) with the Buffalo Sabres in which he established himself as one of the best offensive players in the game, and was part of a three headed center monster on the free agent market along with former Buffalo teammate Chris Drury and New Jersey’s Scott Gomez.

The Gatineau, Quebec native registered 92 goals and 230 points in 225 career regular season games with the Sabres. Briere averaged .98 points per game in the Blue and Gold during the regular season.

Briere was an even greater force in the postseason as he averaged a point per game with 11 goals and 34 points.

For the Flyers, it was a major signing following a season in which they won a league-low 22 games, and finished dead last in the standings. Their 22-48-12 record was the most amount of losses and the worst win percentage in franchise history.

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