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Did Getting Divorced Spark Danny Briere's Resurgence?

Last year, Danny Briere had arguably the least productive regular season of his career. As it turns out, he was in the midst of a divorce that very well may have served as a distraction. Briere did catch fire in the playoffs and so far this season has been the Flyers offensive leader. Briere says that with the divorce behind him, he feels focused.

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"I think it makes life a lot easier, a lot less stressful, and I can enjoy hockey and concentrate on hockey a lot more"

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Coach Peter Laviolette has noticed a change in Briere's attitude as well.

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"Sometimes people’s lives are better than others, whether it’s hockey or work. When things are good in your life, you feel good, you come in with a great, positive attitude. We’re no different. Everybody’s the same. That’s life. I’m sure he’s coming to the rink (feeling) different. He had some issues, some problems he was dealing with off the ice, and that’s behind him now. When your personal life is good, sometimes your work life gets better, as well."

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There's no doubt that problems at home usually affect you at work... the difference is, normally you don't go to work in front of 20,000 people every night...
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