2013 NHL Draft Talk Part 4: Flyers own the 11th overall pick
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05-27-2013, 07:59 PM
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Location: Philadelphia, PA
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To me, BPA can be a viable strategy to good teams picking in the 22-30 range who have more flexibility to improve their team
The NHL draft is different than any other draft. You'd be lucky to get a handful of NHL players out of every draft. Most teams go BPA in the first round because its the most likely round to get an NHL contributor out of.
It's not football where you draft for needs and the guy is on roster for the next year. These kids are drafted with the possibly of them making the big club in a couple of years down the road assuming they progress like they should. NHL rosters change drastically (especially the Flyers) over a year or two alone.
If anything a team like the Flyers with barely any resemblance of a good prospect pool could use any type of high end prospects regardless of their positions.
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