from Tim Riday of CSNPhilly,
Now that his playing days are over, the 38-year-old has plenty of extra time on his hands. It wasn’t long before an opportunity to rejoin the Flyers came knocking, however.
Flyers president Paul Holmgren reached out to Briere a few months ago to see if he'd be interested in learning a few things about the business side of the operation.
"He just asked me if it was something that would interest me, to kind of follow him and learn from him a little bit of what he’s doing, what his job entails. He told me it’s a little more on the business side but it might be a good thing for you," Briere said of his discussion with Holmgren.
"He ran the idea by Mr. Snider and [chief operating officer] Shawn Tilger, and they were OK with it. Really, Shawn has been amazing as well, giving me the chance and opening all those doors for me to learn more and more."
Just like that, Briere traded his gear for a suit.
Holmgren has taken him under his wing, perhaps paving the way for Briere to one day join the team’s front office.