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05-27-2013, 11:09 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.
Couturier was ranked number 1 at certain points during his draft year. They would have been dumb to pass him up at #8. The Flyers were actually planning on taking a defensemen in Duncan Siemens until Couturier fell.

We actually did need a center at that point especially a strong defensive one like Couturier. We just got rid of Carter, Richards, Betts, and Powe. We had Giroux, a young Schenn, and an aging Briere as the only centers on our roster.

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