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Video: Flyers fans salute Briere with standing ovation

Dec 12, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT

Thursday night was a special one for Daniel Briere.

The Montreal forward, playing in Philadelphia for the first time since the Flyers bought out his contract this summer, received a standing ovation from the Wells Fargo faithful for his six years of service:

Briere signed with the Flyers in 2007 and paid immediate dividends, scoring 31 goals and 72 points in his first year. His finest hour, though, came during the Stanley Cup run of ’10 — Briere was a dominant scorer for Philly that postseason, leading the NHL with 30 points in 23 games while averaging close to 20 minutes per night.

Prior to the game, Briere expressed emotion about returning to a city he holds near and dear.

“This is still home for me and it will be even after my career,” he said, as per the Flyers Twitter account. “Philadelphia will always have a special place in my heart.”

  1. phlmt69 - Dec 12, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Philly has had it’s classless fan moments but nice to see they can recognize a classy athlete who gave his all for their team. Way to go Fluer fans!

    • bobhpine - Dec 12, 2013 at 11:38 PM

      Great salute to a winning player who did nothing but win for a winning franchise. All Danny wanted to do was win so he went to the team that did nothing but win, and together they won…they won everything,

      What do you say! Except…WIN.

      haha nevermind, they both suck and they both accomplished zero…LOSERS

      • laxman1944 - Dec 13, 2013 at 9:23 AM

        Piney……you never dissapoint….unless your crying like the little girl that you are when one of your beloved Penguins get hurt.

        STILL waiting to hear about the time the cup was braught to your “Office” by a couple of flightless birds.

        You sir are a troll sucking LOSER

  2. dkphilly1122 - Dec 12, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Danny B is a class act…….we treat the players who give it there all with the respect they deserve…….unlike Carter and such who were more interested in partying in Sea Isle City, NJ than focused on hockey and winning. Every city has there trash and good fans. A whole fan base shouldn’t be categorized as bad because some fans are idiots……..

  3. allday420ap - Dec 12, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Then, out of nowhere, Emery comes at Briere swingin fists.

  4. vbcaps - Dec 12, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Classy player

  5. mclovinhockey - Dec 12, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Wish he would have gotten the goal tonight. Good luck Danny boy, go flyers

  6. toiletclown - Dec 13, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    i heard flyers fans were throwing eggs at the montreal bus after the game and saying all kinds of hateful comments to briere. dont let them fool you

  7. kastout11 - Dec 13, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    Philly fans have a reall bad reputation, but they are actually great fans. They game Briere a standing ovation upon his return, and the Eagles fans did the same when Reid came back. Currently, they are taking a lot of heat for one fight, but not a word about the guy who was stabbed at the Bronces/Chargers game last night.

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