Have the Flyers Turned the Page on Drafting and Developing Homegrown Defensemen?
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07-07-2013, 04:24 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
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There was a chance to pick a PMD in the first round,
one with the possiblity of becoming a #1 defenseman.
Both Pulock and Morrissey where available, but Holmer wanted Morin.
Inexcusable wasted first round pick.
Everyone knows that I was more than disappointed with our draft day. Our pick at 11 wasn't awful and I don't dislike Morin but I just feel like we could have and SHOULD have done better. Maybe Morin was a "safer" pick but we didn't NEED a safe pick. We needed to take a chance of hitting a homerun and instead we played it safe. I'm sure Moring will be a fine player for us but he's not a guy who can likely be a future #1 for us. I would have rather us take a chance on one of Pulock or Morrissey or to have packaged our pick with Cousins to get Schneider. EITHER of those 2 options with our pick IMO would have been better for our long term future than using our pick on Morin.
Oh well, the past is in the past and it's behind us now. We still need a long term solution in net and a new #1 to replace Timonen but that's two roads we will have to cross in the future. I just saw us having had the chance to address one of those two issues at the draft and we didn't.
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