Akeson and/or Read - Flyers this Season?
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06-17-2011, 05:57 PM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kitchener, ON
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I get your point but I'm not so sure that would be the case. The team won't have much money to fill out the roster so they'll be looking for afforable young guys to step up. There might be a slot or two for a higher skilled guy like AKeson. You look at his former Ranger teammate Jeff Skinner, who is two years younger, and put up 63 pts for the Canes this past season. I wouldn't necessarily consider his presence in the lineup to be indicative of the Flyers being in dire straits. Maybe he would be there because he shows he's worthy and makes the team out of camp or after showing his stuff with the Phantoms (not sure of his contract type).
I've watched Akeson play his entire OHL career. Skinner is a completely different player, in every aspect. Strength (Skinner has ridiculous lower body strength), shot, vision, dangles, skating, and absolute determination to succeed.
Akeson will have to bulk up before he can even attempt the NHL. His skating is okay, his vision is very good. But he's soft as buttah.
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