Thread: Rumor: The Vanek Thread
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05-03-2013, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack de la Hoya View Post
I dunno. Laughton is a very underrated prospect, and Matt Read is a 25 goal, 50 point-type winger who plays in all situations.

I think most Flyers fans would hate that deal. I know I would.
Yeah maybe most would. I view Laughton as a potential 3rd line center who plays good defense, but doesn't have the offensive chops to play a top 6 role. We've already got a better version of Laughton in our system in Girgensons and possibly even Larsson. Read is a nice player and would be a welcome addition but he's on the small side and I don't see him having the type of offensive success with our team he has had with the Flyers (averaging around 50 points). Ultimately I'm not cool with moving Vanek in a deal with Read as the centerpiece. We'd be better served having a better prospect or pick as the centerpiece of a Vanek trade. It would allow us to rebuild properly, not just toil in mediocrity.

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