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04-18-2013, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack de la Hoya View Post
This is what I'm worried about. Matt Read is an incredibly valuable part of this team--now and going forward. If you assume that Briere does get bought out at some point, Read leaving is not an insignificant problem. He can play all three forwards slows on either the 2nd or 3rd line--and with Fedotenko projected to be gone, he's an important part of the PK.
Read is a great player at $900 and a nice player in the $3million range. But he will be a UFA and the going rate for 20 goal scorers was 4 plus before the lockout and it goes up every year. Anything over 4 for Read diminishes his value.

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