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05-27-2013, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by DecadesofFutility View Post
The only reason I say that is past practice.
The Flyers only draft Offensive players, Centers or Wings with #1 picks.
The only #1 pick defenseman I can remember is Sbisca.
And then he was quickly given up on and traded.
They must have no confidence that they can pick a blue chip defender if one was available.

Dougie Hamilton was available but we needed another center more.
Why I do not know???

I have no confidence this defense will improve with this FO running the draft.

Our only hope is to trade for #1 defenseman with some of our extra centermen.
Sbisa was thought of as a PMD. If he was here now, some of the Flyers issues would be gone. He didn't develop because he was traded for Pronger.
As for Hamilton, he was benched in game five when Seidenberg returned from injury and two other rookies played ahead of him. Hamilton probably will develop into a nice player in time but the decision to take Couturier over him in the draft will probably prove to be the correct one.

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