Thread: Player Discussion: Matt Read (thread started in 2011)
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07-07-2011, 11:44 AM
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Matt Read (thread started in 2011)

If Read pans out and makes the team we'll have the three R's...Read, JV"R" and Roo.
Sounds like he will challenge for a spot.

Nice ref to Otto...those Messier and Otto battles were a treat back in the day. When the Flyers got him he was still pretty good as a shutdown C. Very good at the draw if I recall correctly...

Now Manderville..that was another story

Flyers' Read hopes to follow in JVR's footsteps

Even before Mike Richards was traded, the magnetized placard “Matt Read” was hanging up in Paul Holmgren’s office on a line with Richards and Kris Versteeg.

Now Richards and Versteeg are gone – but Read is still here and was among the on-ice contingent at Skate Zone this week during the Flyers’ prospect camp.

If there is one thing we have learned about the new-direction Flyers this summer it’s this: Anything is possible.

“I didn’t know what to think, at first,” Read said, adding his friends were texting him after the Richards trade, saying the odds of him making the Flyers’ roster went up.

“It’s still a big jump for me. I’ve got to come prepared. There could be an open spot. I have to look at it in the way it could be an opportunity for me and opening up a spot for myself. They’re a developing team that wants to win a Stanley Cup.”

Read is the first American-born Flyer since Joel Otto to have played collegiately at Bemidji State in Minnesota. He’s also what you’d call a “thick” player.

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