2013 NHL Draft Talk Part V: Flyers own the 11th overall pick
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06-14-2013, 03:23 PM
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Fair point, but the first two trades, because he wouldn't sign and for Rick Nash, aren't really an indictment against his talents. He's an all around defenseman who is good at everything but doesn't really excell at any one thing. He is also caught in a logjam in Columbus with two promising defense prospects in Prout and Murray competing for time there. IMO the Flyers would be lucky to get someone as good at 27 plus Erixon is NHL ready as opposed to having to wait 3 years for that prospect to contribute.
We don't really have a slot for Erixon though assuming Streit signs. He'd either push Gustafsson out of the top-6 or would be our #7. Gustafsson should be in the NHL at this point.
Anyway, I'd rather stay at 11th. We're guaranteed to get one of Ristolainen, Nurse, Zadorov and Pulock, assuming from 1-7 is Jones+all the forwards... even choosing between Zadorov and Pulock is a very good player. Lots of forwards and other defenders who could also be on our radar (Morin, Morrissey, Domi, Horvat, Lazar, Zykov, Manta, Wennberg, etc.) ... and of course any of the high-end forwards if they fall (Nichushkin, Lindholm, Monahan, Shinkaruk).
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