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'Family first' for NHL All-Star Briere in retirement (The Associated Press)

Danny Briere could have scrapped by for one more NHL season, hung on as fourth-line center and provided veteran leadership for a team needing an extra push toward a Stanley Cup. At 37, Briere knew his best days as a player were behind him. Flanked by three sons that he rarely saw the last two years as he bounced from team to team, Briere made his retirement official Tuesday, ending the career of an undersized center who often came up big in the playoffs.