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02-14-2012, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 View Post
Hard to believe that the last real impact defenseman that was drafted by the Flyers was Janne Niinimaa. The verdict is still out on Sbisa (although he seems to be making the grade in Anaheim). Hopefully Holmgren and company will finally be able to draft some defensemen with a shot at making in Philadelphia this summer.
Pitkanen-Rathje was a fantastic pairing for about 4 months, until Rathje finally broke down. Pitkanen was never the same after that, and his softheadedness eventually got him shipped out.

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