The Rumours and Speculation Thread #4
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05-10-2013, 09:53 PM
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I took a look at the defensemen that have been drafted in the top 11 over the last 20 years and rarely do they become 'studs'. I'll post the list later.
Just look at 2003, because that's the only comparable draft for depth.
By the time the Flyers' turn comes, there will be 4 or 5 D available who are going to be better than Edler.
If you accept the top 5 are, in whatever order: Jones, Drouin, Mackinnon, Barkov and Nichushkin
Then the next group is: Nurse, Lindholm, Monahan, Ristolainen, Horvat, Shinkaruk, Zadorov and even Fucale. That's 8, although I don't think the goalie will go that high.
We're going to get our pick of a couple guys from this group, or our pick of the rest: Hennessey, Pulock, Morin, Wennberg, Domi, Hagg, Mueller etc. and I'm quite sure that picking the right guy will yield a better player than Edler. This is the deepest draft in 10 years.
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