Thread: Proposal: Trade for Iginla?
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07-13-2012, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by sobrien View Post
He was a 25 year old rookie, which diminishes his value, and he was a rookie FA signing out of college, which dimishes his value to the fans. ie: He wasn't a top 5 draft pick or traded for the faces of the franchise = he's movable. I don't disagree. I don't think anyone is undervaluing Matt Read. I think we have his value right where it should be for our young forwards:

Giroux > Couturier > Schenn > Voracek > Simmonds > Read > Laughton > Cousins (IMO)
Exactly. Read is a good little player, very versatile, skilled and fast. But IF the premise is that we need to put a forward with, for example, Mez, in a deal for Nash or Ryan, Read would go before the others in that order. That's all. He's 6th in that list, which puts him on the 3rd line and therefore more expendable than some others.

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