Briere changes game, attitude with Sabres


'"I'm a castaway from Phoenix who got a second chance when I was traded here," Briere said. "They believed in me, gave me the responsibility on and off the ice. As players, that's all you dream of, to have more responsibility. When they told me I would share the captaincy with Chris, after everything he's done in his career, not just in the NHL, but all over, to me that said they had a lot of belief in me. … For me, it's an honor to be mentioned with him, to be a leader of this team."'