Some folks have been sharing their favorite Danny Briere Flyers memories in our comments section, and we thank you for that and encourage you to continue that discussion here if you like. Just promise us if you decide to make a list that a failed shootout attempt isn’t going to appear anywhere on it.
Philly.com set the tone for their slideshow entitled “Top 10 moments in Danny Briere’s career” with Briere’s penalty shot in the 2012 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park – a shot Ranges goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped. Come again?
Briere lit the lamp 124 times in the regular season, and an additional 68 times in the postseason while wearing Orange & Black – that’s not even counting up plays he assisted. How on earth does a missed shot make for one of his all-time great plays in a Flyers uniform? Because it happened outdoors?
I assure you we are not making this up, either.
The list has a few other questionable choices and/or omissions in our view, which leads to the question: are these really the top 10 Danny Briere moments? Surely we can do better than this. For Danny.