Thread: Player Discussion: Matt Read (thread started in 2011)
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10-20-2011, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
I agree with all of that and I'm not saying Schenn won't slow down, I just think of the three he will be the most consistent. Couturier I think will slow down and hit the wall because of his physicality and age. Read I think will slow down just because he doesn't have the pedigree that Couturier and Schenn have. I know what doesn't really mean anything and I'm sure I will get flamed for saying that and maybe it's just me having a preconceived notion about the guy, but it's just rare for a guy to come out of college undrafted at 25 and continue at the pace he is on right now. It is certainly not impossible and I'm sure it has happened before (and does happen from time to time with later round picks), I guess I am just one of those guys who will always doubt him until he shows otherwise. Nothing against him and I hope I am way off, but it's how I felt about Vance Worley during the Phillies season too. When dude's come out of nowhere and play well, you expect them to slow down.
Im a HUGE underdog fan. Huge. One of the main reasons I'm a Claude Giroux fan (going into the QMJHL not drafted and on a tryout). I just like watching players who no one knows about come in and do well. Just my opinion but I have alot of respect for players that dont give up. Alot of players who dont get drafted quit right away. Matt Read, turned 25, and now is finally in the NHL. I cant help but root for him.

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