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Briere shuffling back to former team?

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07:30 AM ET 07.03 | Of course, in the case of free agent frenzies, no number of suitors is too high, but eight may be enough for Daniel Briere. There's about a 1 in 8 chance those [Briere] jerseys stuffed in the closets of Sabres fans will come back in style. The free agent center, who was bought out by the Philadelphia Flyers, tells The Buffalo News he's had contract chats with Buffalo. "We are talking to about eight teams," Briere said in a text. "Sabres one of them." ... He was set to have a salary cap hit of $6.5 million for the next two seasons, but the Flyers used a compliance buyout and made him a free agent. The former Buffalo co-captain helped lead the Sabres to the Eastern Conference finals in 2005-06 and '06-07.

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July 3, 2013  08:03 AM ET

declining tools for regular season, but might have 1 more good playoff in him. Will Buffalo make the post-season?

July 3, 2013  08:50 AM ET
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declining tools for regular season, but might have 1 more good playoff in him. Will Buffalo make the post-season?

maybe Dallas with Lindy Ruff?

July 3, 2013  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

declining tools for regular season, but might have 1 more good playoff in him. Will Buffalo make the post-season?

Prob not this year, esp if they unload Miller. BUF should be rebuilding, they had a nice draft, and signing a Briere is not consistent with the direction they need to be going.

Unless they can get him cheap and he will help sell some tickets.

July 3, 2013  08:56 AM ET

I still don't understand his buyout and the signing of Vinnie. Unless they just wanted somebody taller.

July 3, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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I still don't understand his buyout and the signing of Vinnie. Unless they just wanted somebody taller.

I think Vinnie has a few more years left in him than Briere does, but it's still a headscratcher of a signing.

July 3, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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I think Vinnie has a few more years left in him than Briere does, but it's still a headscratcher of a signing.

a headscratcher on both sides. Unless they were the only team offering him (Vinny) that long a deal?

July 3, 2013  09:10 AM ET
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maybe Dallas with Lindy Ruff?

Very possible... Stars are open in thier seeking a couple of centers and moving Benn back to the wing.

July 3, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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Very possible... Stars are open in thier seeking a couple of centers and moving Benn back to the wing.

Benn there, done that?

July 3, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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Benn there, done that?

Yup... and DAMN good at done that to boot.

July 3, 2013  09:19 AM ET
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Yup... and DAMN good at done that to boot.

He's from my home town Otis so he's a pretty big deal around here too. :-)

July 3, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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I still don't understand his buyout and the signing of Vinnie. Unless they just wanted somebody taller.

They want to have the same problem in 2 years that they do now?

July 3, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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maybe Dallas with Lindy Ruff?

Heard he wants to be in the close to the Northeast. Isles are in on Briere as well. He'd be a nice compliment for JT and MMoulson.

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July 3, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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JT's from MY hometown and we all want the Isles to go crazy again and trade him to us for a pack of chewing gum.

You just can't let it go, can you? He's the soon to be captain, he's a possible future MVP and you still can't come to grips that he doesn't want to play in TO?

I'd expect this from Argos....but not you too Danny...

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July 3, 2013  12:18 PM ET
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They want to have the same problem in 2 years that they do now?

No D ?

July 3, 2013  12:55 PM ET

The former Buffalo co-captain helped lead the Sabres to the Eastern Conference finals in 2005-06 and '06-07. That was long ago and far away from what the Sabres have been up to lately

 
July 3, 2013  01:35 PM ET

STEVE MASON!!!! MUUUUAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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