Let's face it.  With the Bills season officially coming to an end, the sports spotlight in Buffalo will get focused squarely on the Sabres.  And after a hot start to the season, the team has drifted its way back to the reality of a 6th place spot in the Atlantic Division standings. The team could most defiantly use a shot in the arm to not only envigorate the organization, but also the fan base which is looking for something to cheer for.

Enter, Daniel Briere.

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Could a Buffalo fan favorite be on his way back to Buffalo?  A tweet by former Sabre Andrew Peters has set the Twitterverse ablaze with speculation that Daniel Briere could return to the team in an executive role in the front office.

Briere, who played for the Sabres from 2002-2006, had been in consideration for the General Manager position with the Montreal Canadiens until it was announced that Kent Hughes was hired for the Job.

Briere's career blossomed in Buffalo following the 2004-2005 players' strike.  When he returned, he exploded for 58 points in just 48 games during the 2005-2006 season.  The "Cookie Monster" as he was dubbed by Sabres play-by-play legend Rick Jeanneret for shooting top shelf, "where momma hides the cookies."  was voted to his first All-Star game as a Sabre, and even took home the MVP award in the game.  He became a fan favorite during his time in the City of Good Neighbors.

He left Buffalo at the conclusion of the 2006 season and went on to play for the Flyers, Canadians, and Avalanche before embarking on a front-office career.

Could Briere be a good fit in the Sabres front office?  He cares about the franchise, and the city, is a fan favorite, and his hockey IQ is off the charts.  The addition of Briere to the Sabres front office would be a smart move hockey-wise, plus it would light a fire under a fan base that is looking for something to get excited about.

Maybe it's time to bring Daniel back home?

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