: Prospect Info:
Round 1, Pick #11: Samuel Morin, Defense, Rimouski (QMJHL)
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07-01-2013, 12:17 AM
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Big, fluid and mean are great traits, but organizational need right now dictates that defenders capable of moving the puck via solid outlet passing and the ability to stretch the neutral zone with their skating hold higher priority. That's the nice thing about Morin... he's still young enough to develop the offensive skills properly. Many OFD don't really come around and shine until 22+ years old unless they're elite/borderline generational guys like Prongs.
And even Pronger wasn't GREAT until he was older too.
Organizational need right now for a puck mover was met by signing Streit.
Morin and Hagg, along with Gostibehere are all about 3 training camps away from challenging for jobs with the Flyers. Ghost maybe only one more year at college, we'll see how fast he fills out.
We don't really know what our organizational needs are for puck movers in 3 years will be. Will Gus be an established starter by then? Will we trade for one of Nashville's surplus of Dmen?
This kid has the chance to be a dominant defender, and there is nothing wrong with that.
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