Briere, who scored a career high 34 goals last season, will be counted upon to once again perform very well for the Flyers.
Without the assistance of former linemate Ville Leino, he will have to rely more on his natural scoring ability, which he has done many times before throughout his career.
He has been a clutch playoff performer throughout his career for the Flyers, and will now be called upon even more during the regular season as well.
Considering how young Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk are, Briere will have to be consistent throughout the entire season, something that hasn't always been his forte.
If he falters at all, the team as a whole will likely do the same.
Although he will not be named captain, with that honor going to Chris Pronger, he will likely serve as an assistant captain and need to be a force for the team both on and off the ice.
I do believe he is more than capable of doing these things, but the pressure on him will be immense.