Thread: Speculation: Flyers looking for trade
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09-10-2013, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by BonkTastic View Post
Trading Read to create cap space is like trying to bail out a sinking boat with a thimble. Read is a great value player this year, he's infinitely more valuable to a team like the Flyers who are tight against the cap ceiling.

I mean, maybe the Flyers will trade Read, but it will be a hockey trade, not a cap trade.
The only way they trade Read is if they're out of the playoff picture by the deadline. It's pretty much a forgone conclusion that they can't afford his next deal, which figures to be around 5 million or so a year based on some of the UFA contracts handed out a couple of months ago.

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