2013 Draft Discussion (Mar. 29 article, post #976)
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03-26-2013, 04:30 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Montreal, QC
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I fully believe Jones is the next big thing on D. That being said, it will be quite some time before he even begins to scratch the surface of his full potential, as others here have noted. Last year, Doughty became the first defenseman drafted in the top 10 to win the Cup within five years of being drafted since Niedermayer in '95. Granted, players drafted that high are often joining poor teams. But I'd assume the Flyers would be more likely to seek their much-needed stud defenseman via trade than through the draft.
First-time poster?? Who let YOU in???!??
Seriously, though, welcome. It's my fear, too, that the Flyers organization -- including we fans -- are too ADHD to enjoy watching a player develop into his potential. Exhibit A:
But you have to start somewhere, and it's about time the Flyers actually had very good prospects on the Phantoms. I'm coming to terms with them choosing Nurse, and I like the idea of him becoming the top-pairing Dman in Adirondack/Glens Falls.
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