2013 NHL Draft Part 3 (Flyers own the 11th overall pick)
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04-24-2013, 10:27 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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BPA is who we take no matter what. Doesn't matter what position they play.
How could you get tire of the Flyers drafting and developing all star centers over the past 10 years like they have? I never worry about a center/forward we take in the draft. Now when we pick a defenseman, I worry. We just can't develop them.
If we do take another center, we have some trading chips as well. Use a position of strength for a position of weakness. Couts and Read maybe could be packaged(I don't want that package used for Yandle though) for a defender. A top notch defender at that. Laughton will probably play the 4th line center next year unless we trade Couts, then he will be our 3rd line center I believe.
You never know what type of players become available in the off-season. Some teams trying to shake it up or up against their internal budget.
Now I am not sure who goes where, but if Nurse is available, the Flyers will take him. They have been on record praising him. And yes I know, they won't publicly trash the player, but why comment on him at all if you aren't saying something positive? They really like him and for the right reason, he is going to be a stud.
Nurse is the 2nd best defenseman in this draft and the 4th best player in this draft.
If he falls to us, he's obviously BPA.
That said, loads of teams need forwards. Monahan, Shinkaruk, Nichushkin, Barkov, and Linholm could all go ahead of him on top of Jones, MacKinnon, and Drouin.
Best case scenario, he could fall as far as 9. He's DEFINITELY gone by 9 though; most likely 4 or 5.
It'll probably come down to Ristolainen vs. a forward. I don't know what our camp will do. My heart says defense, my brain says Monahan.
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