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05-30-2013, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Rolex View Post
If you take a look at the defensemen taken in the top eleven slots of the draft from 2009 on every one has been in the NHL and contributing except for one, Dylan McIrath(10-10).
2009:-Victor Hedman-2; OEL-6; Jarred Cowen-9; Ryan Ellis-11
2010-Erik Gudbranson-3
2011-Adam Larsson-4; Douig Hamilton-9; Jonas Brodin-10
The fact is that defensemen taken early are making the grade today. The scouting in recent years has improved greatly. If there is a defenseman on the Flyers board at #11 and they take him, he should be a player for them.
I am all in favor of a defenseman as the pick at #11.
It is time to refurbish this defense, they retooled the offense.
It is time to catchup with the better defensive teams in the league
by drafting top defensemen.

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