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Briere's lifelong dream comes true

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07:16 AM ET 07.11 | The Daniel Briere era in Montreal is but a week old, but the expectations are high. The 35-year-old Gatineau native will arrive in Montreal in a fishbowl as much as on a sheet of ice, a highly scrutinized francophone forward who is determined to prove to his team, to its often mind-bent fans and even to himself that he has not yet reached his best-before date. ... With more than a dozen other teams intrigued at various levels, Briere this time opted for Montreal, leaving longer terms and bigger dollars on other tables. "We'd talked to 16 different teams and it was very flattering. But at the end of the day, it always came back to Montreal and having the chance to wear that jersey," he said. "There was nowhere else I could get the same kind of feeling."

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July 11, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Am I missing something? If it was a lifelong dream, why didn't he go there instead of Montreal in the first place? I'm pretty sure the Habs were interested at the time Philly signed him

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July 11, 2013  08:53 AM ET

he has not yet reached his best-before date.

If he was a litre of milk he'd be at the front of the rack.

July 11, 2013  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Because he's full of it.

Merde

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July 11, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Who puts milk in a bag. Really.

(fondly remembering Macs Milk)

July 11, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Who puts milk in a bag. Really.

(fondly remembering Macs Milk)

Same as boxed wine.

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July 11, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Sacre bleu!

July 11, 2013  09:19 AM ET

Was his dream to be the tallest forward on his team?

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July 11, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Was his dream to be the tallest forward on his team?

LOL - The only door jam with all the marks below the strike plate.

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July 11, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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Completely normal people, duh.

Only idiots fuddle around with cartons and jugs.

But I like jugs.

July 11, 2013  09:39 AM ET

As long as he is no longer a Flyer. I don't care what his reasons were.

July 11, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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Am I missing something? If it was a lifelong dream, why didn't he go there instead of Montreal in the first place? I'm pretty sure the Habs were interested at the time Philly signed him

His post playing career will be in politics.

July 11, 2013  10:00 AM ET

He's 35, injury-prone and hasn't done much in the regular season for a couple of years now. This may be his dream but could be a nightmare for the Canadiens.

July 11, 2013  10:02 AM ET

He's no Vinnie....

July 11, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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He's no Vinnie....

Or Horshack for that matter.....

 
July 11, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Am I missing something? If it was a lifelong dream, why didn't he go there instead of Montreal in the first place? I'm pretty sure the Habs were interested at the time Philly signed him

Indeed. The Habs made a huge pitch for him last time and he ditched them for that francophone hot-spot Philadelphia. All this blather is complete horse do-do. The dude was booed lustily after bypassing Montreal last time. ****.

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