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Danny Briere: Is He To Blame For The Flyers’ Cap Issues?

Published by on April 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The Flyers were hampered all season long by the salary cap, and were forced to make moves they did not want to make.

They had to waive Glen Metropolit and Ossi Vaananen.  They were forced to trade Scottie Upshall for Danile Carcillo to give the team some wiggle room.

All of this for one player: Danny Briere.

Briere played only 29 games in the 2008-09 season and went under the knife a few times while attempting to comeback from injury, and each time he tried, another player needed to go.

When he was finally healthy enough to play more than a game, the Flyers were forced to waive Metropolit and Vaananen.

Then the trade deadline came, and with no flexibility at all, the Flyers tr...

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