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05-04-2013, 02:00 PM
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Philadelphia Flyers have plenty of defensive depth at NCAA and European levels

The tale of the NCAA and European bases for the Philadelphia Flyers prospect pool is a particularly one-sided one. The Flyers traditionally shy away from European development, and with Paul Holmgren's yearly blitzkrieg on college free-agents, it is fairly obvious that the scouts within the organization favor the collegiate developmental path.

Of the Flyers' current 37 prospects, 16 have spent time among the NCAA ranks. In comparison, only two of the Flyers' prospects fall into the European grouping. That makes plenty of sense since the organization has only drafted 20 European-based players since 2000, with those numbers thinning greatly closer to present day draft practices by the team.… read more


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