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04-16-2013, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Psuhockey View Post
Probably no then. The Flyers do need defensemen but I think it is a little overblown. The forwards have contributed a lot to the terrible defense this year. They could add a Streit or Hainsey and bandaid the problem for a couple more years until some of the drafted guys are ready. Those 8 guys are special and wouldn't be worth passing on for a quick fix.
How would Kulikov be a quick fix? He's 22 years old. Other than Jones, Mackinnon, and perhaps Drouin, it is far from certain that the guys who are likely to go in the top-10 end up better pros than he is now, let alone what he might be in his prime. They could, to be sure, but it is hardly guaranteed.

I see Kulikov as having a 2-3 projection, with a floor as a healthy Meszaros (#4) and a ceiling as a Timonen-in-his-prime type (1B defenseman--not a franchise-caliber guy, but someone who can play in all situations at a high level).


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