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by Paul on 07/10/13 at 06:16 PM ET
from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,
You suggest to Brière that 2013-14 could be viewed as a comeback season for him and he replies: “I think that’s fair to say. I know there’s a lot left in the tank, there’s no doubt in my mind. I can’t wait to get out there and show everyone and be a part of the greatest franchise in hockey.”
With 847 NHL games to his name through 15 seasons, another 108 in nine playoff campaigns, you’d think that Brière was beyond feeling that he needed to prove anything to anyone.
“I do,” he contradicted. “Oh yeah, I do. I want to prove that last year was just a fluke, that I can still play at the same level that I did the season before in the playoffs (with eight goals and five assists in 11 postseason games).
“It was a rough season,” Brière admitted of 2012-13. “But I’ve also been someone who always bounces back from adversity and that doesn’t scare me. I use that as motivation and that’s what I’m going to do.
“One thing I know for sure is that when I have the chance to play with that Montreal jersey on my back, there’s no better motivation than to be a Canadien. That’s going to give me a shot of adrenalin every single night that I put it on.”
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