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06-05-2012, 04:23 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.
I would LOVE Grigorenko in Philadelphia. If he fell that far, Holmgren would be a fool not to draft him. I know that the scouts have raked him over the coals, but alot of the negativity he's received has been far worse than what he deserved. He was playing on a bum ankle and with mono. He showed up at the combine 15 pounds lighter than he normally weighs.

But yeah, this is a real defense heavy draft this year. And if you look at all the defensemen available, there really isn't a lot that separates the top guys. It's a real bountiful draft.

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