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06-01-2013, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by BillDineen View Post
Basically unless you are drafting in the top 10, it is a crap shoot.
This is how I look at the D vs F argument. In general look at most your top scorers, a good number of them(like 50%) are top 3 picks and most your top forwards are drafted in the first round. On the flip side with defense, good defensemen get picked all over the place.

It's a basic case that if you want to improve your top end forwards chances are it isn't happening round 2+ but if you want to improve your defense(you can probably add goaltending as well to the list) it's much easier finding gems in later rounds.

In the case of Philly I don't think finding that top end forward is a big need for them so they could easily go BPA(which good chance at 11 will be a defenseman). I think by time Philly picks the best options on the board are going to be Centers and Defensemen and given the Flyers already have Giroux, Schenn and Coutier at C, it's not that pressing of a need

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