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06-17-2011, 03:27 PM
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Akeson and/or Read - Flyers this Season?

These guys seem like two of the highest skilled forwards in the system, by far, but don't get much consideration from those projecting potential Flyer lineups. AKeson set records in the OHL and Read dominated his college league, albeit as an overager. With the possibility of losing Leino and maybe Versteeg, we'll need skill at the winger position. Guys like Holmstrom and Testwuide have more size than skill, Sestito's a lesser skilled big guy. UFAs like Laich and Cole are nice, but too expensive. Akeson tore up the OHL but he's 21 and has no pro experience yet. Will his high-end skills allow him to step right into the NHL? Read is 25 and didn't seem to have any trouble producing (13 pts) during his 11 game stint with the Phantoms last season so maybe he's showing he's more ready?

What are the chances Akeson and/or Read get some time with the big club this season?

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