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07-19-2004, 10:47 AM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Colin Shields has been at the LA Kings prospect camp, playing on a line with Sidney Crosby. But apparently the Flyers still have time to sign him and are working on it.
And here's something I found at another board:
McKeens singled out Flyers as one of 4 draft day winners (together with Caps, Nucks and Sens) - below is their comment to Flyers' picks:
The Philadelphia Flyers
For a team that did not pick until late in round three, they really cleaned up on draft day .. Rob Bellamy is tough-nosed and physical and dominated the EJHL last year .. R.J. Anderson might be the best high school player in the draft, save for Blake Wheeler .. we feel that David Laliberte really burned out last year, but we’ve seen guys recover from bad campaigns and he did look great the season before. Although it is clear that his offensive upside is not what once thought, he might turn out to be a pretty solid player at both ends of the ice .. Chris Zarb was a second-half riser on McKeen’s - he’s a positionally-strong, lean blueliner whose head we like a lot .. we said before that we have not been impressed with Gino Pisellini, but perhaps if he can focus his energy on the right things, he could turn out to be a decent pest. Ironically, Fredrik Cabana was a much better energy pick-up, but he went in round six .. average-sized, but aggressive and hard-driving Slovak Ladislav Scurko is a terrific mid-round pick-up - he impressed us with his involvement in traffic .. Martin Houle was one of the best goalies in junior all year, whose stock may have dipped for a few reasons: this was his second year of eligibility, he was relegated to back-up duty with the return of Marc-Andre Fleury late in the year, and he, at times, struggled with his five-hole last season. Regardless, were were surprised he fell that low .. our Western scout had very nice things to say about Travis Gawryletz; the well-built defender is quick, with a good reach and good decision-making abilities, but would benefit by adding more grit to his game .. Bobby Clarke made it no secret that, if available, he would take John Carter with the Flyers’ final pick. The Brewster forward has good skills, but his young career so far has been stormy due to a string of personal problems. Carter possesses soft hands and good speed.
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