Pros and Cons of Montreal Canadiens Signing Daniel Briere

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Pros and Cons of Montreal Canadiens Signing Daniel Briere
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Montreal Canadien Daniel Briere.

When the Montreal Canadiens looked to get center Daniel Briere under contract just prior to the start of free agency, it came as a surprise to many…probably mainly to Briere himself, considering he had spurned the city just six years earlier when he signed with the Philadelphia Flyers instead.

Of course, a career on the downswing and limited options are usually reason enough for anyone to change their minds. So even though Briere and the Habs had presumably moved on after failing to come together in 2007, the organization is apparently willing to take a chance on the veteran.

However, as bad as it all looks on the surface, there are some benefits to signing a soon-to-be 36-year-old, diminutive forward. Here are the various pros and cons to the two-year, $8 million deal:

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