Flyers "Flight Plan": New Behind the Scenes Series
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08-07-2013, 08:00 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Montreal, QC
Thanks to all who questioned my post. Of course a huge portion of my reaction is personal bias; I always try to be up front with that. Like most here, I haven't seen the prospects up close and live, and haven't studied their relative skill sets. I tried to look at the different scouting reports and videos (though the highlights packages generally strike me as wastes of time for evaluating a player's skills), and read up on the many opinions. I was hoping for an excellent overall defender with superior offensive upside: that was my hope and my estimation of what player profile would best complement the Flyers' current prospect assortment.
The discussion in this episode didn't enhance my (limited) assessment of Morin as a big, mean defenseman. They say he has the biggest upside; I'll have to put stock in their professional opinion over my largely uninformed one. However, the emphasis on his toughness and willingness to slash another player, to me, doesn't address what I believe the Flyers need.
It's all moot, of course, as the players I valued over Morin were off the board, but I rest with my opinion, as non-evidence-based as it is, given that nobody – not even the scouts – has a monopoly on proof or a crystal ball.
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