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09-15-2013, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Bennysflyers16 View Post
Thats the type of deal he gets as a ufa, if not higher. I think Flyers are trying to get a much lower cap hit tho. He cant stay for 4.9 per, way to much for a 3rd liner and no way should Flyers pay him more that Jake. Anything over 3.75 per and i think you gotta let him go. Unless the term is 2 yrs.
Jake was also an RFA when he re-signed. Big difference. As for Read being a "3rd liner", that's only during regular strength and he still produces. The whole mentality of "well, he's a 3rd liner so he should be paid X amount of dollars" is rather outdated. Read can fill in on various lines of this club. If he's anywhere else, he's a solid 2nd liner with 60 point upside.

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