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09-28-2011, 11:32 AM
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Flyers' prospect Read making bid to stay

The most interesting part?

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Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Read's hockey sense reminds him of Claude Giroux.

"He has been one of the smartest players on the ice," Holmgren said. "Matt Read has been more than tremendous."
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/...d_to_stay.html

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I haven't seen any preseason games, would anyone mind giving me their impression of him so far?

Appreciate it.

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But but it's preseason.....you can't draw any insight from anything the dude does in a completely meaningless environment

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09-28-2011, 11:43 AM
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I think we need more Matt Read threads

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I haven't seen any preseason games, would anyone mind giving me their impression of him so far?

Appreciate it.
Very fast, good hands and a nice shot. Appears to be a smart player as well. Obviously there's the preseason caveat.

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But but it's preseason.....you can't draw any insight from anything the dude does in a completely meaningless environment
Well played sir.

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Very fast, good hands and a nice shot. Appears to be a smart player as well. Obviously there's the preseason caveat.
More insight...

Preseason is a caveat and again it's not a conclusive assessment over the long term but it does matter for something.

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Laviolette has given Read nearly every test possible in the preseason - and seemingly there has not been one that he hasn't passed with flying colors. He has played the power play, the point on the power play, the penalty kill, and has been tried on multiple lines in all three forward positions with multiple linemates.


Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/...#ixzz1ZGFt51t5

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More insight...

Preseason is a caveat and again it's not a conclusive assessment over the long term but it does matter for something.
Sure, but the caveat is significant and shouldn't be downplayed. All of this is relative to his competition which will be much tougher soon.

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I think we need more Matt Read threads
I'd Read them.

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Sure, but the caveat is significant and shouldn't be downplayed. All of this is relative to his competition which will be much tougher soon.
No doubt but so far so good considering all the scenarios he's been placed in and exceeded expectations per the coaching staff

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I'll certainly give credit where it is due. Homer can do some great things with very few draft picks. I know how there are many people who feel that the prospect cupboard is empty but I think it's quite well stocked and the future is looking fairly bright. From the little I got to see of Akeson, and Brown and what we already know about Harry Z and Read, I feel this years crop of undrafted signings are guys that all have decent upsides. We'll see how Manning does this year in the A, but he may have some upside as well.

I find it interesting that of the guys fighting for roster spots right now half were undrafted.
It's very true, the whole summer we've heard good things about our prospect pool. Holmgren is definitely great at the things he's good at. He's finding talent.

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09-28-2011, 12:59 PM
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I've merged the Read threads into one Read megathread for everyone to read. I hope Read is ready to step up for the season, he's certainly made a splash in preseason. READ

Bonus question: How many times does "read" appear in that sentence?

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I've merged the Read threads into one Read megathread for everyone to read. I hope Read is ready to step up for the season, he's certainly made a splash in preseason. READ

Bonus question: How many times does "read" appear in that sentence?
Five.

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Can we include the Three R's thread since it's mostly about Read and there was some good discussion in there. Will be good to look back if he pans out and makes up for losing Patrick Sharp...

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Can we include the Three R's thread since it's mostly about Read and there was some good discussion in there. Will be good to look back if he pans out and makes up for losing Patrick Sharp...
Not a bad idea.


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Very fast, good hands and a nice shot. Appears to be a smart player as well. Obviously there's the preseason caveat.
Thanks brother, I dig the sound of that.

Is he scrappy at all? Landing checks...or hows his balance on the puck? I see he's not a huge guy.

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I've merged the Read threads into one Read megathread for everyone to read. I hope Read is ready to step up for the season, he's certainly made a splash in preseason. READ

Bonus question: How many times does "read" appear in that sentence?
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Five.
Not by my count. There's eight there, but not all in one sentence. Beef, you need to clarify your question. Which of the two full sentences plus one one-word fragment is 'that sentence'?


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Not by my count. There's six there, but not all in one sentence. Beef, you need to clarify your question. Which of the two full sentences plus one one-word fragment is 'that sentence'?
You missed two reads.

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You missed two reads.
Fixed, but the rest of my query still applies.

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Fixed, but the rest of my query still applies.
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09-28-2011, 03:15 PM
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The kid makes the team. The caveat about the preseason caveat is you don't know how he'll do until you see him out there in the regular season so put him out there.

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09-28-2011, 03:39 PM
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If I Read you ****ers typing caveat one more time lol.

http://thesaurus.com/browse/+caveat

Edit: Wow, my asterix could be mistaken...making me look like a banana thrower

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