It's no secret that the Boston Bruins offense has gotten off to slow start this season. It's been the biggest question mark this season. According to The Daily News' Frank Servalli, the Philadelphia Flyers may be shopping Danny Briere. The Flyers have struggled this season, and General Manager Paul Holmgren is not known for waiting patiently. He's already acquired Simon Gagne from the Los Angeles Kings.
Bruins General Manager has already watched the Flyers on a couple occasions. Could or should Chiarelli be looking to acquire Briere? Definitely. But the price could be very high. According to Servalli, Holmgren has his eyes on the St. Louis Blues' Kevin Shattenkirk.
Briere would be a good fit with any team with hopes of the playoffs. He would bring veteran experience and has proven he can play in the playoffs. In 108 playoff games, Briere had 50 goals and 109 points.
Adding Briere to the Bruins seems to be a good fit. The Bruins have been looking to get some more production from the lineup. Tyler Seguin still has not found his scoring touch while only the top line has been able to produce consistently. Unfortunately, it might take too much to get Briere. If Homgren is looking at Shattenkirk, than it would definitely take at least one, if not more, of the Bruins current top-six defensemen. But the Bruins best defense prospects are not quite ready for steady playing time in Boston.
Briere could add some much needed offensive punch, especially on the third line. The current line of Chris Kelly, Rich Peverley and Chris Bourque has not provided the offense that people expected. The trio has combined for just four goals and 10 assists in 16 games.
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