2013 Draft Discussion (Mar. 29 article, post #976)
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03-23-2013, 01:52 PM
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So many of you have seen a lot of NA players and a re focusing on them. I don't see any evaluations of the Euros here. There are several of them that deserve to be considered in the top tier. Ristolainen for sure.
Aside from Pitkanen, the Flyers haven't delved into Euro market very frequently, meanwhile almost every other team is loading up with good Euro defensemen. They may not be the big strong Weber types but they usually are good passers and strong positional players. Something that the Flyers lack. When the team does get a talented Euro, they are kicked to the curb for being soft. Pitkanen or Seidenberg would look pretty nice on the Flyer's blue line right now.
Pitkanen asked to be moved because he wasn't happy in Philadelphia. It had nothing to do with the Flyers not being happy with him. As for Seidenberg, I think everyone would want that move back, especially when you consider he was moved for Petr Nedved. It was a panic move that Clarke made. However, let's not forget that Seidenberg didn't really blossom as a defender until he got to Boston and paired up with Chara.
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