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08-09-2013, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by captainpaxil View Post
laughton isn't making the team if they don't have gagne. hes just being given a roster spot. if he cant beat out an aging gagne or brayden schenn then he definitely should go back to juniors. hes 19, next year when reads spot is open he can try again. if he still cant win a spot then its the ahl. depth and competition are good things
I would be fine with Laughton going back to Jr. if he doesn't earn a spot this year. He will continue to develop, fill out and have a chance to play at WJC.

However, a lot of people on here, and more importantly in the Flyers' organization, think he might be ready now - or was last season.

If that is Lavy's call, and Homer doesn't trade away any other forwards before camp, then we don't need Gagne.

That decision - if it hasn't already been made - will have to wait for camp, in which case so might Gagne for a contract until they decide if Laughton's is sliding or not.

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