Flyers Terminate Hovinen's Contract (claimed by Edmonton Oilers, per D. Dreger)
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01-26-2013, 10:56 AM
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So, when Read was signed last summer, and only a few teams were interested in him, (like 3) since the odds were against us does that mean we were wrong? Since you know, 27 teams thinking he wasnt worth it is better then 3 teams. They must of known something better right?
Again you're using an irrelevant argument. Read didn't have the exposure Eriksson has. Read was a 25 year old guy, who played at a small college, and wasn't even a PPG player his last year there. It's easy to see why he was overlooked.
Eriksson, on the other hand, was drafted as an 18 year old. Despite what you may think, the moment he was selected, he was on every NHL team's radar. When he went unsigned after posting a 2.40 GAA and .926 SV PCT stat line during the 2010 season, every NHL team took notice. They again passed over him in the subsequent draft. For comparison, Frederick Andersen did not come to agreement with Carolina this past summer after a great year with Frolunda and was picked by Anaheim in the 2012 draft. Statistically speaking, Eriksson has had two good years since he was passed over in the draft for a second time and still no team has signed him to an NHL contract. Surely the Flyers are the only team in the wrong here.
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