Thread: Player Discussion: Matt Read (thread started in 2011)
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05-01-2013, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Prongo View Post
Bryz, Kimmo, Shelley, some will say pronger. UFA's have all hit pay dirt with Homer. The same can't be said about RFA's.

He gives excellent contracts to RFA's but when it comes time to pay up or let them leave, he gives in and pays them.
Meh, I dunno. you're comparing established veterans to a guy going for his second contract. It makes more sense to compare Read to Voracek or Simmonds (RFA status-be-damned) than to Pronger or Bryzgalov. Timonen came in a bit high, but, again, he had a much, much longer track record.

As to the second point, I'm not sure that's really that true. He didn't cave on Carle, right?

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