We’re 32 games into the season, not all that far off from the midway point, and Daniel Briere has played in 22 of them, with a tremendously mediocre 5 goals and 5 assists thus far.
Tonight Briere returns to his former home, Philadelphia, and if he doesn’t show zip and goes through the motions like we’ve mostly seen so far, then maybe it’s time to give up on the guy and say yes, this was a mistake signing and Marc Bergevin, as smart as he is, wasn’t so smart on this one.
Briere’s older (36), slower, and lacks the good hands he once had. But all we’re asking is a touch of the old good hands. Especially against his former team, on a night when his brand new team needs an important rebounding after having their bums kicked by the L.A.Kings.
It should be an emotional night for Briere. Surely he’ll play with passion.
Or maybe not.
It’ll be interesting to see.