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03-21-2013, 08:47 AM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by BillDineen View Post
I am getting tired of seeing this guy in every trade proposal. Friedman said teams respect him for playing through pain after coming back. Discussion should be around how much he gets extended for this summer.

He has been one of the best forwards at even strength (has as many points as Giroux ES) and if the second PP unit wasn't completely lost, his point totals would be up there.

"10. Boy, do teams love what Matt Read is doing right now, coming back to help the Flyers even though he is clearly in pain. Talk about gaining respect."
I don't have a problem seeing his name out there, as long as it is valued fairly, but I agree that he could easily be a long-term piece. Re-sign Gagne for one year at something a little lower than he's making now ($2.5 or $3.0), and then use that money for Read's extension the following year.

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