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Briere signs extension with Berlin

Dec 27, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

Danny Briere AP

Danny Briere has signed a contract extension with Eisbaren Berlin that, unless the NHL returns, will keep the Flyers’ forward in Germany for the rest of the season.

Briere leads the Polar Bears with 33 points in 20 games and, according to his agent, Pat Brisson, has had no issues with the organization.

“They have been treating him first class,” said Brisson, per

On Jan. 5, Berlin will play an outdoor game in Nuremberg against the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers at the 50,000-seat Frankenstadion.

  1. delsj - Dec 27, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Brisson, Syd & Mario had a plan to save the season, now one of his other high-profile clients signs an extension in Germany. Of course, this was posted 15 minutes after a post that Karlsson quit to prepare for a potential NHL shortened season.

    What gives? Should we be reading anything into these moves? Thanks for the additional analysis and perspective, Jason.

    • Jason Brough - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:06 PM

      I wouldn’t read anything into Briere’s extension. If he likes it there and he’s got an out if the NHL returns (which he does, sorry if that wasn’t clear), there’s no reason not to extend his contract.

      • chrisvegas - Dec 27, 2012 at 4:33 PM

        Jason is right. I wouldn’t read to much into Briere’s extension other then the fact that Briere will remained employeed if the nitwit owner’s can’t get a deal done witht he players. I’m sure Germany hopes that Briere is there all season long.

  2. blomfeld - Dec 27, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    “And the war will be over by Christmas” …

    Yeah right. There’s about as much chance of those 50,000 fools at the Frankenstein Stadium seeing Briere on January 5th, as there is of David Booth becoming the next president of Greenpeace! Sorry, ain’t gonna happen, end of story.

    *** NHL 2012-2013 season commences on Saturday January 19th at 1500 hrs EST ***

  3. sportsfan69 - Dec 27, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    “And the War goes on”…….

    • blomfeld - Dec 28, 2012 at 1:12 AM

      Mein lieber Sportsfan – The movie “Cross of Iron” with James Coburn and Maximilliam Schell is another one of my absolute favorite war movies of all time! The intro to this moving is so utterly “stirring, all-encompassing and sad” that it defies words … especially the little boy highlighted in the crowd, who is representative of the innocence caught up in a sea of misguided euphoria and madness. I’m not sure if you’ve seen it, so here it is …

      • sportsfan69 - Dec 28, 2012 at 7:36 AM

        Herr Blomfled,

        I agree, excellent movie. The film really portraits war in it’s true ugliness and horrors. The arrogance of one’s determination of achieving the Iron Cross for Prussian royalty pride.

  4. hotloinsofsid - Dec 28, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    who cares about this old hack anyways

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