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03-14-2013, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by JackStraw View Post
I don't know... Dougie Hamilton is fitting in pretty well for the Bruins. Granted, they have a more defense-friendly system, but still. The Flyers are sufficiently well stocked at forward that it would make sense for them to try to stock up on young D and G in any case.
No doubt they should stock up on D and G, but that could be done later in the draft. Defensemen are so hard to predict. Erik Johnson was suppose to be a stud. Hamilton is doing great this year but so did Tyler Myers his rookie year and has stumbled with consistency since. Coburn looked like a future Norris candidate his 1st full year before the puck to the eye and has never really regained that form or progressed since then. The best defenseman in the draft could be taken in round 2, just like in 2003 (Weber).

If they can trade up for relatively cheap, it would be a good move but I would be find taking Drouin, Barkov or Mackinnon and stocking up on defensemen and another goalie after. Save those trade assets for getting another more experienced young dman.

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