We have a few players that are projects that could possibly amount to NHL talent, but the rest will most likely never develop into anything.
That is true for all prospect pools, even the highly rated ones. This is a prospect website and fans get excited about potential and rankings, but most first round picks and many of the "top 50" won't amount to anything. We as Flyers fans have been spoiled that the team hasn't missed a 1st rd pick since Jeff woywitka in 2001.
The Flyers prospect pool has been given a lot of flak lately, but I don't think it is as bad as everyone makes it out to be. IMO, I think they currently have 3 forwards (Laughton, Cousins, and Noebels) and 1 defensemen (Ghost) who look like they have NHL level talent. The forwards, and it might be a little premature on Noebels, might never amount to being more than excellent third liners with some offensive pop and Ghost might not be higher than 2nd pair defensmen. However, when 3 of those players were drafted after the 2nd round, that is very good scouting. Personally, I think Willcox develops into an NHL defensemen too making the pool even deeper.
I'm very high on Taylor Leier. I think the Flyers got a potential Kris Versteeg in him. Just a good all around hockey player with very good hockey sense, speed, and now he's getting a chance to play in an offensive role in Portland. He could also turn out to be a very nice gem.
don't see how he wouldn't make the team, I see him beating out that guy from Tampa
Yea. I also am looking at these other guys he's going against. MAB's brains all messed up. He either has a concussion or has the flu. Something is wrong there. The Dane and Manning have both taken steps back from last season.