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01-28-2014, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post
Is Ekblad even that good?
He's a product of a terrible draft class & the fact that he gained exceptional status a few years ago in juniors (mostly because he was a man child since his preteens & wasn't being physically challenged by kids his age than his skill at that time).

He'll likely be a good defender in this league but not the franchise defender many people around hope for him to be.

The Flyers would be better off not sinking a ton of assets we don't really have when we could likely end up with a defensemen like Fleury or McKeown who have may have more upside but may not be a safe pick like Ekblad.

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