As you probably read yesterday, both Tim and I put our thoughts on the Buffalo Sabres going after Daniel Briere out for all to read and to pick a side of sorts. If you haven’t read either article for or against acquiring Briere make sure to do so before voting in today’s poll.
After Briere was made a healthy scratch for the third time this season the trade winds started to pick up and since Buffalo sits 30th in
the NHL and Briere is a former Sabre, they blew in the Sabres direction. The scuttlebutt on twitter last night became all about the Buffalo Sabres and a possible trade for Briere to return home.
What would the Sabres be sending the Canadiens in exchange for Briere? Everything from Steve Ott to Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford to Ville Leino was tossed around last night. Pure speculation of course, but there is truth to the fact that Briere isn’t happy in Montreal and that as a result the Canadiens are shopping the aging centre.
Bringing Briere back would give the Sabres another proven centre and a player to help lead the young players over the next few season’s. The Sabres are in desperate need of leadership and a number one centre.
But at 36, Briere spends more time hurt than in the line-up and he is just a shell of the player he once was when he wore blue and gold. Could he score more than Cody Hodgson or Drew Stafford? What leadership could he bring if he only sticks around for a year? The Sabres need someone who is committed to the long-term future of the team, who will grow with the team and that player is not Danny Briere.
You’ve read the arguments both for and against bringing Daniel Briere back to the Buffalo Sabres to finish his career and write a wrong made by both player and management. You have your own thoughts on the potential move and we want to know what you the fans think about the possibility of Briere being brought back to Buffalo. Vote in the poll and let’s debate in the comments.