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08-07-2013, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by CanuckistanFlyerfan View Post
Put Matt Read on a line with Getzlaf and Perry, and move Bobby Ryan all over the bottom 3 lines on the Flyers. Who's your perennial 30 goal scorer now? Read is a better player without the puck. He earns in an entire season what Ryan makes in about a dozen games.

If Read was on another team, and from the Philly area, and Ryan was on the FLyers and from smalltown Ontario, me thinks we'd be hearing Ryan trade proposals like crazy, and that Read was "born to be a Flyer". Don't get me wrong, Ryans a good player. He just gets overvalued by a lot of Flyer fans.
I'm not so sure the results would be the same. Playing with Getzlaf/Perry helped for sure, but you don't discount everything because he was on a good line. Voracek didn't really break out until he played with Giroux consistently, how would you value him? More or less valuable than Ryan? The same?

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