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article imagePhiladelphia Flyers to part ways with Briere

By Timothy Whitt     Jun 20, 2013 in Sports
Philadelphia - In the wake of the new selective bargaining agreement the Philadelphia Flyers need to cut a few of their high priced players. The first to go appears to be Danny Briere
The Philadelphia Flyers are reportedly going to buy out the rest of Danny Brier's contract allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.
Under the new selective bargaining agreement the upper-limit of the salary cap is dropping from 70.2 to 64.3 million. The Flyers who are at the maximum the cap allows need to clear up space in order to be compliant. In terms of money counting against the salary cap Briere's 6.5 million salary currently makes him the highest paid Flyer,
According to Flyers GM, Paul Holmgren, getting rid of Briere was, "a very difficult decision for us to make."
The 35 year old Briere has been with the Flyers since 2007 when he signed as a free agent. Over the last six years he has become a fan favorite because of the effort he puts forth every time he steps on the ice.
Briere had this to say to Flyers fans about his departure, "I just want to say thank you to all the fans and my teammates for the wonderful last six years here,” he said. “Also, I want to thank the Flyers organization for treating me so well during my stay here. “I will always be grateful to everyone around the team for my time spent as a Flyer."
The news of Briere's departure has fans wondering who is next to go. Maybe Ilya Bryzgalov? The Flyers do have one more amnesty buyout left. Bryzgalov would be the most likely player to use it on because of his high salary.
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