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03-20-2013, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Curufinwe View Post
If Read was fully healthy he should be taking Hartnell's spot on the top line. The Flyers may eventually have to deal him when he's about to become a UFA, but there's no need to give him away.
I'm not even sure they will have to.

If they buy-out (or trade) Briere, there are no cap issues next year. They have plenty of space to bring everyone back and make some moves.

They can resign Gagne for slightly less than he is making now ($3.5) on a one-year deal, and then, if needed, use that money to give Read the raise he deserves after next season (as well as resigning Giroux (thus the Briere buyout) and giving Schenn and Couturier their raises.

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