Late bloomer Briere heeds 'wake-up call'

Via: Calgary Herald

'"That was kind of a wake-up call," Briere says now. "You're basically told that nobody wants you, that you're not good enough to play on anybody else's team. That was a tough blow to my ego. That was the message that made me realize that I had to change things about my game, change things about my attitude. After that, it went much better."'