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06-25-2013, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by FLYERSFAN18 View Post
Maybe Toronto just had more to offer for Bernier. We don't have a backup goalie to give them and we definitely don't have 500K in cap space to give them either. Read plus 2nd might not have been enough for them. Also Read is a UFA after this season who will likely be looking for a lofty pay day. Frattin on the other hand is still a RFA. Its really not that hard to understand why Bernier isn't a Flyer today. Giving up #11 for Bernier would have been rediculous
I mentioned it before and probably the most likely reason the deal wasnt done. If LA could of had control over Read beyond next season they might have pulled the trigger. They were not going to deal a impending UFA after next season for a young goalie straight up.
i would still look for Read to get dealt this summer.

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