Rumors have swirled the past few weeks that the Flyers could be entertaining a trade of the veteran center/winger, with the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins being the teams mentioned the most. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong has shown a close interest in the Flyers during that time, and the Blues could certainly use a player with Briere's track record as a veteran leader in the postseason.
According to Frank Seravalli of the Daily News, Briere isn't exactly open to a move.
"I don't want to comment on anything at this point," Briere told the Daily News. "Trades are not my department. I've been a Flyer for a long time. My heart belongs in Philadelphia with the Flyers. I can't see myself playing anywhere else."
The trick here is that Briere has a full no-movement clause and has not indicated he's going to be willing to waive said clause, making any serious discussions about a possible move moot. The Flyers, at 9-11-1 on the season, traded for Simon Gagne as a bit of a stop-gap measure to attempt to fill some holes in the lineup -- it's not clear how moving Briere would actually solve those problems.
Briere has two years remaining on his eight-year, $52 million contract he signed with the Flyers in 2007, with a cap hit at $6.5 million per season. The veteran, who had 95 points in his final year in Buffalo, has proven to be a postseason monster in his career with 109 points in 108 playoff games.