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04-11-2013, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Roo Mad Bro View Post
Flyers are probably the least likely team to draft a Russian in the first.

If he's still there when the Flyers pick, as talented as he may be, I'd put money on the Flyers taking a good ol' Canadian kid (note: absolutely nothing wrong with that).

Hell, if the Flyers had the 1st pick in 2004 they probably would have traded out of that spot (passing on Ovie and Malkin).
I think they would have drafted Ovie and/or Malkin. Those guys were "can't miss" prospects and IIRC had no strings attached in terms of future KHL contracts. They were in the draft and wanted to play immediately. Niuchsken or whatever is certainly a highly regarded prospect, but nowhere near the Malkin/OV level and there is that cloud around him because of the KHL contract.

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