Report: The Flyers Suck with “Danny” Briere.
Danny Briere was inserted back into the lineup this afternoon against the New Jersey Devils. They were blanked by Martin Brodeur’s 100th career shutout (congratualtions, but I will still manage to find someone else for the MC of the Night). Briere finished with roughly 16 minutes of ice time, 1 shot on goal and was on the ice for Brian Gionta’s goal. The Flyers lost. The Philadelphia Flyers have no lost 8 out of 10 times when Danny Briere has been in the lineup this season. One of those wins includes a game when Briere only played a period before exiting as he re-injured himself. For argument’s sake, we’ll say Briere has 1.5 wins this year.
Here’s another interesting note. This year, Briere changed the way he wants to be recognized as. He went from “Daniel” (pronounced “Danielle” because he’s Quebecois) to “Danny”. I have already noted how bad the team has been this season when he has been known as “Danny”. Last season, his first with the Flyers, and still known as “Daniel”, he had an down year, but the team still won 49 games (out of 96 – including playoffs) when he was in the lineup. Not great, but better than 1.5 out of 10.
What has to be done? Either the Flyers get rid of him or he changes his name back to “Daniel”. What was wrong with Daniel anyway? It’s a fine name. Many successful people are named Daniel: Daniel Sedin, Jack Daniel, Daniel Radcliffe. It is also the subject of an Elton John song, and apparently Daniel is “a star”. So lets recap: a Swedish twin, Tennessee whisky, Harry Potter and Elton John’s brother. Can’t really get much better than that. Famous Danny’s: Danny Almonte?