Flames and Sens looking at Read
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03-19-2013, 03:35 PM
Jets fan 30/06/2013
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Originally Posted by
Jack de la Hoya
Everything you said could well be right, but just to clarify, Read is a natural center (though not great on faceoffs) who's been moved to the wing in Philadelphia because of Giroux, Briere, Schenn, Couturier, Talbot, etc.
Honestly, I don't really see the point in trading for Bouwmeester. He seems redundant to the Flyers existing defense corps--an upgrade, to be sure, but an expensive one that would likely do little to address the team's problems, and create other holes.
Giordano seems a much better fit, though obviously he'd cost more as well.
I'm not sure Giordano would cost any more than JBo. JBo has really picked up his play under Hartley and has become a much more useful player. Prior to this year I would have valued Giordano higher too, but I think their trade value is comparable at this point. If Read can play center that changes things a bit. I'd want to see some of his play at the position before I did that though. Cammy and Cervenka have played center before too, but can't handle the down low responsibilities in their own zone.
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