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01-24-2014, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Appleyard View Post
Tom Bladon (463 games) and Behn Wilson (339 games)... them, Therien and Jimmy Watson is the entire list frankly.

Then there is the list of 'Drafted, semi-developed, given up on.':

Murray Baron: 83 games for the Flyers... 903 elsewhere. (traded age 23 (Part of Brindy trade))

Gord Murphy: 261 games for the Flyers... 601 elsewhere. (traded age 24 (Garrey Galley, Wes Waltz... fair enough really.)

Dmitri Yushkevich: 197 games for the Flyers initially...571 elsewhere and 18 more for Flyers when old. (traded age 24 for Zubrus pick.)

Janne Niinimaa: 143 games for the Flyers...598 elsewhere. (traded age 22 for McGillis.)

Kevin McCarthy: 84 games for the Flyers...453 elsewhere. (traded age 21 for Dennis Ververgaert.)

Dennis Seidenberg: 93 games for the Flyers... 522 elsewhere. (traded age 24 for Nedved.)

Joni Pitkanen: 206 games for the Flyers... 329 elsewhere. (traded age 23.)

So of the 11 truly significant NHL D men the Flyers have ever drafted 7 were traded by 24 years old... mainly for forwards.

Even the ones who 'stayed' for significant time with the Flyers:
Wilson was traded age 24.
Bladon was traded age 25.

So that is a grand total of 2/11 good D men they kept past age 25.
Wow that is incredibly bad. i knew the flyers were bad when it came to dmen...didnt know it was this bad. How about luck with undrafted free agents or drafted players who never signed and then signed with Flyers? Does any exist?

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