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Briere says it’s a ‘weird feeling’ facing Flyers

Oct 4, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

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Danny Briere won’t get much time to process the idea of facing his former team the Philadelphia Flyers. They stand as just his second opponent as a member of the Canadiens, as Philly is scheduled to visit Montreal on Saturday.

The 35-year-old didn’t act like it would be just another day at the office, as CSNPhilly.com reports.

“Facing guys I have been with a lot of years, the past few seasons, guys I had a chance to live with, it’s kind of a weird feeling,” Briere said. “You’re excited to see them, but it’s also weird to face them. We all know when the puck drops, it gets competitive. I know these guys are the same way. They’re not going to give me an inch out there.”

As you may remember from HBO’s 24/7 series, Briere actually housed players like Sean Couturier, so the mixed feelings shouldn’t be surprising.

On the bright side, it looks like Briere will get every chance to succeed in Montreal, so maybe he’ll get his first goal of 2013-14 against the Flyers?

  1. 950003cups - Oct 5, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    It’s only weird if you don’t score. It’s hysterical if you do score. It’s vindication if it’s a game winner.

  2. courtjester1234 - Oct 5, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    This is how hockey is greater than the other 3. In hockey a new face to a team is welcomed to stay at another players home and be treated as a family member. That’s also why it sucks when you face you former team. It like fighting a family member, and that usually doesn’t go well

  3. greenmtnboy31 - Oct 5, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    I still can’t believe Montreal signed this over this bum.

  4. mcphillthy - Oct 5, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    I wish Danny success and hope he stays healthy this season. Aside from when he plays Philly, of course. But it’s like every other guy the flyers trade… They always coke back to burn us. Good luck, Danny… Just not tonight…

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