2013 NHL Draft Talk Part 4: Flyers own the 11th overall pick
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05-30-2013, 11:46 AM
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Simmonds and Hartnell both use their size very well along the boards. Simmonds might be the best player in the league when it comes to setting up in front of the net. Hartnell's probably the most
accurate shooter on this roster so you can't always have him setting up in the dirty areas.
Size is overrated at times but if you can get a guy like Hartnell, Simmonds, Lucic etc. who have the talent to go along with the size it makes them much more enticing.
I don't think this is a particularly high bar being set, the Flyers don't really have that guy who is a goal threat from the top of the circle. Sure guys like Hartnell, Read, and Giroux can score from there but despite the depth of our forwards there isn't really that guy who is a natural goal scorer.
I don't think size is really overrated, because like speed it's something that is either there or it isn't. Size on the wings is hardly a weakness for the Flyers, but with how their offense is insistent upon winning board battles and creating scoring opportunities off of that, adding more size to the wings is never going to be a bad idea.
Personally I would prefer them to add a natural goal scorer (if possible) and change up the offense a bit rather than grab another Simmonds type player who specializes in garbage goals and continue to try and work the boards.
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