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Giroux and Briere are off to the German league

Oct 4, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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After plenty of rumors, Claude Giroux and Danny Briere are finally heading to Europe.

ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun hears from their agent Pat Brisson and finds out the Flyers forwards are headed to Europe to play in the German league with Eisbaren Berlin.

It was rumored earlier that Giroux was headed to either the KHL or the Czech Extraliga while chatter picked up on Briere recently. Seeing the duo head to Germany makes for a bit of a change compared to where other stars have headed off to during the lockout.

With roster restrictions in Russia and Sweden still haggling over whether to allow NHLers in or not, Germany offers none of those issues. Now the question is whether or not Giroux will swap out grilled cheese for schnitzel.

  1. Eberwizzle - Oct 4, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Meanwhile in the real world several Police Officers in New Jersey haven’t seen a pay raise in 4 years. Wish they could stop working and go to Germany until their contract settles.

    • eyeh8goodell - Oct 4, 2012 at 1:20 PM

      The players aren’t looking for a pay raise. I bet if Jersey was wanting to roll their pay back they’d bolt for another department in another locale too.

      That comparison is the epitome of an apples to oranges.

  2. chrisvegas - Oct 4, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    If Briere is headed out.. That means the players don’t expect hockey this season.

  3. stangz11 - Oct 4, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    I get what he’s saying, but the players have to understand that they aren’t helping anything by not countering. You have to understand that just saying “oh it won’t change anything” is the exact line of thought that is going to keep this lockout going. No counter proposal = no solution

  4. dannythebisforbeast - Oct 4, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    @eyeh8goodell. Funny u say that in Camden NJ they did exactly that. Basically firing the whole force and starting a “new” smaller force at much lower salary

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