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03-09-2011, 09:48 PM
It's Not Even Close
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This is nothing new, Homer has always built the team through FA and trades. And he's damn good at it too.

Recent Holmgren 1st picks:
2010- Michael Chaput, 3rd round, 89th overall (No longer with organization)
2009- Adam Morrison, 3rd round, 81st overall
2008- Luca Sbisa, 1st round, 18th overall (traded in package for Pronger)
2007- James van Riemsdyk, 1st round 2nd overall

Obviously what the organization needs is a blue chip winger scoring winger, a type of player that's extremely hard to come by in the 3rd round (unless your Ken Holland). Of course you can argue the Flyers have Ranford whose breaking out in a big way right now, but it's still so early to tell with him. Especially if his issues with overall effort and skating are as big as what I've heard

You never know though, Holmgren could opt to pick the best player he thinks is available at that point, or he could go with the typical "project" pick in the 3rd and go by org. needs. Who knows? . The team has a ton of depth in the system because of all those later picks.

Lucky for the Flyers they have such a deep- and decently young team that this isn't a huge issue right now and in the forseeable future.

The big problem is I could see both Gustafsson and Wellwood stepping into the lineup next year to replace FAs and then the only player with a remote chance of making the team within the next few years is Eriksson.

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