"I had some personal issues to deal with during the first half of the season last year and I lost a lot of weight. I was able to gain a little bit more going down the stretch, but I'm still about 10 pounds lighter than I have been the last three training camps. After the way things went in the playoffs last year I decided it worked out well at this weight and I wanted to stay at this weight."
-- Danny Briere
. As he gets ready for the 2010-11 season, he's hoping the on- and off-ice issues that troubled him last season are things of the past.
Briere, a native of Gatineau, Que., recently returned to the Philadelphia area to prepare for training camp, which opens Sept. 17. He's tipping the scales at 170 pounds, down a bit from his listed playing weight of 179. But Briere says carrying less weight -- literally and figuratively -- is making him feel a lot better.