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06-05-2012, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by BernieParent View Post
While defense is obviously the Flyers' most glaring need and this draft being (as you say) great for defense, the intriguing story line is Grigorenko's falling stock. I know Craig Button's analysis has been roundly criticized for (among other things) listing Grigorenko at 20, if GMs really do give him the cold shoulder and he's on the boards when the Flyers' turn comes around, it would be tough not to pick him up.
Agree. BPA always, always applies. Any player at 20 is likely 2-4 years away from the NHL. A lot of our current needs could change over that time. That said, in this draft, it's fairly likely the BPA available will be a D-man.

Grigorenko would easily be the most talented player available to us at 20, but I would be absolutely stunned if he made it that far. He starts gaining serious value around pick 10-12.

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