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09-17-2013, 12:50 PM
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Flyers sign Samuel Morin to a three-year entry-level contract (AAV $1.425m yr.)

http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?...id=DL|PHI|home


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The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-6, 211-lb defenseman Samuel Morin to a three-year, entry-level contract, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

Morin, 18 (7/12/1995), was drafted by the Flyers in the first round (11th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Since joining the team, Morin participated in the team’s summer prospect camp and the rookie camp earlier this month before main training camp opened.
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Morin, 18, has really impressed the Flyers with his work ethic throughout the summer months, his willingness to learn and improve and his desire to reach his potential sooner rather than later.

He lived for part of the summer with Player Development Director Ian Laperriere, and Morin really won him over with his thirst for knowledge about the game.

“He’s getting better and better every day,” Laperriere said. “He wants to learn. He asks the right questions every day and we’re really happy with him. He knows who he is and what he can do and the sky’s the limit for a kid like that.”

In his first preseason game in the NHL, Morin played 23:14, played in all situations, and had a beauty of an assist on a goal by Vinny Lecavalier.

Morin’s contract is for three years and has performance bonuses that, if triggered, can bring his average annual value to $1.425 million.

Morin, the 11th overall pick in the 2013 draft, puts the Flyers at 51 contracts entering the 2013-14 season.

However, Morin’s contract is eligible to slide, or not count against the Flyers 50 contract limit, if he is returned to his junior team in Rimouski in the QMJHL.


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09-17-2013, 12:57 PM
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The kid played the third most minutes in the game last night and didn't look out of place at all. Hopefully the Flyers do the right thing though and send him back to his junior club. Give him that taste like they did with Laughton last season. The last thing Morin needs is to be given the Luca Sbisa treatment.

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Tuesday, the Flyers inked the 18-year-old defenseman to an entry-level contract. Much like last year’s first-round pick, Scott Laughton, Morin can play up to 10 games with the Flyers and still “slide” his contract. In other words, the 11th game is what initiates the start of the contract.

Don’t bet on that happening this season, though.

With nine defensemen on one-way contracts, it is near impossible for Morin to make the Flyers’ roster.

That’s not an indictment on the player, though. The Flyers have been impressed with Morin’s improvement even since June. He put on about 10 pounds since the draft and has been absorbing the Flyers’ system like a sponge.
http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/f...evel-contract/

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“He was really composed out there with the puck,” said coach Craig Berube, who handled the split-squad in Philly. “That’s the thing that jumped out at me. Playing in his first exhibition in the NHL, I thought he was tremendous. He did some really good things with the puck.

“Hanging onto it, not panicking. He looked really good on the power play. Made a nice play to Vinny [Lecavalier] for a goal on the power play.”

Talk about impressive feats, stripping a Cap of the puck in the offensive zone, then whirling around and feeding Lecavalier at the right circle with a long, cross-ice pass.

Lecavalier one-timed it for a goal.

“A great pass by Sam,” Lecavalier said, adding that you can tell immediately this kid has NHL ability. “He's strong. You see 18-year-olds come in and see that they are not really ready. Their strength is not there.

“He’s tall (6-6) and you know he’s going to get bigger. You can tell on the ice. He has a strong stick. When he hits guys, he’s solid out there. He’s making great plays.

“It’s pretty rare when you look at NHL defensemen right now, his size and his toughness and what he can bring to the table. He’s going to have a very long career.”
http://www.csnphilly.com/hockey-phil...ssed-sam-morin

Source: Tim Panaccio, CSN


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Great news. Congrats to Morin! But I really hope that the management won't rush him and screw up his development.


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If he makes the team, that means I will actually be older than a Flyer/NHLer.

Holy ****. This feels really odd.

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Inb4 they rush him.

He does look good though.

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If Gus doesn't step his game up I could see him being benched to start the season while they give morin a try out.

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A native of Lac-Beauport, Quebec, Morin has spent the last two seasons with Rimouski Oceanic
It's a bit insulting being wrong about where he comes from. He comes from a small place of 5,000 people and he's the pride of the town.

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I don't see how he makes the team to start the season.

If he's the 6th defenseman then that means Meszaros and Gervais would have to be sent to the AHL, and they'd have to carry Gustafsson as a healthy scratch or play 7 defensemen because if he's waived someone will claim him.

Or am I missing something?

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Great news. In his interview last night Morin was saying something about really wanting to earn a contract. Looks like he did. Jaws fantastic last night.

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Basically means the Flyers think they got something, they could've waited on an ELC, they just pulled the trigger early. He's going back to juniors.

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It's a bit insulting being wrong about where he comes from. He comes from a small place of 5,000 people and he's the pride of the town.

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Birthplace: St-Henri, QC, CAN
Hockeydb has him as being from Saint Henri, but eliteprospects and nhl.com have him from lac Beauport. They are 50 km apart, so it is not as if they are right beside each other. I assume you are from there or near and know though.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php?pid=143854

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=126391
http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospect...htm?dpid=82285

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Good price. Have high hopes for him, especially after last night.

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If he makes the team, that means I will actually be older than a Flyer/NHLer.

Holy ****. This feels really odd.
You'll get use to it happened to me with Couts

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If he makes the team, that means I will actually be older than a Flyer/NHLer.

Holy ****. This feels really odd.
Just wait until you are older than a player signing their 3rd contract. I couldn't believe last year when I noticed Scott Hartnell was a month younger than me. Not saying he is old, but it is weird.

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Wait till you're as old as a guy like Streit signing a contract that people immediately say is too long for a player his age.

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If he makes the team, that means I will actually be older than a Flyer/NHLer.

Holy ****. This feels really odd.

For this exact reason I wanted Laughton to be sent back to Oshawa last season.

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Wait till you're as old as a guy like Streit signing a contract that people immediately say is too long for a player his age.
Wait til you're as old as the coach.

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A few question regarding the sliding contract:
If he plays 10 games and is sent back to Juniors this season, could they do the same thing next season?
Is it 10 per season, 10 total, or 10 only the first season?
Could they send him back this season without playing a game (this is the most likely scenario IMO) and then have him play 10 games next year before sending him back again?

I personally don't want to see him full time for at least the next 2 seasons, regardless of how well he plays.

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If he makes the team, that means I will actually be older than a Flyer/NHLer.

Holy ****. This feels really odd.
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Just wait until you are older than a player signing their 3rd contract. I couldn't believe last year when I noticed Scott Hartnell was a month younger than me. Not saying he is old, but it is weird.
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Wait til you're as old as the coach.
Just want until you're Ed Snider's bingo buddy.

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I don't see how he makes the team to start the season.

If he's the 6th defenseman then that means Meszaros and Gervais would have to be sent to the AHL, and they'd have to carry Gustafsson as a healthy scratch or play 7 defensemen because if he's waived someone will claim him.

Or am I missing something?
If Morin clearly outplays Gustafsson, Meszaros, Gervais and Grossmann, it would be awfully difficult to justify sending him back. Do I think he's going back? Yep. Do I think he'll get a 9 game trial? Most definitely.

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If Morin clearly outplays Gustafsson, Meszaros, Gervais and Grossmann, it would be awfully difficult to justify sending him back. Do I think he's going back? Yep. Do I think he'll get a 9 game trial? Most definitely.
While not official, this information doesn't seem to jive with your opinion:

Defensemen
# NAME HEIGHT WEIGHT DATE OF BIRTH AGE BIRTH PLACE
39 MARK ALT 6' 4" 201 OCT 18, 1991 21 KANSAS CITY, MO, USA
5 BRAYDON COBURN 6' 5" 220 FEB 27, 1985 28 SHAUNAVON, SK, CAN
CULLEN EDDY 6' 1" 200 NOV 18, 1988 24 PITTSBURGH, PA, USA
27 BRUNO GERVAIS 6' 1" 200 OCT 3, 1984 28 LONGUEUIL, QC, CAN
8 NICKLAS GROSSMANN 6' 4" 230 JAN 22, 1985 28 STOCKHOLM, SWE
26 ERIK GUSTAFSSON 5' 10" 180 DEC 15, 1988 24 KVISSLEBY, SWE
34 MATTHEW KONAN 6' 4" 186 SEP 3, 1991 22 ORANGE, CA, USA
73 MAXIM LAMARCHE 6' 3" 218 JUL 11, 1992 21 LAVAL, QC, CAN
38 OLIVER LAURIDSEN 6' 6" 220 MAR 24, 1989 24 GENTOFTE, DNK
3 BRANDON MANNING 6' 1" 195 JUN 4, 1990 23 PRINCE GEORGE, BC, CAN
41 ANDREJ MESZAROS 6' 2" 223 OCT 13, 1985 27 POVAŽSKÁ BYSTRICA, SVK
20 CHRIS PRONGER ** 6' 6" 220 OCT 10, 1974 38 DRYDEN, ON, CAN
22 LUKE SCHENN 6' 2" 229 NOV 2, 1989 23 SASKATOON, SK, CAN
32 MARK STREIT 5' 11" 191 DEC 11, 1977 35 BERN, CHE
44 KIMMO TIMONEN "A" 5' 10" 194 MAR 18, 1975 38 KUOPIO, FIN

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A few question regarding the sliding contract:
If he plays 10 games and is sent back to Juniors this season, could they do the same thing next season?
Is it 10 per season, 10 total, or 10 only the first season?
Could they send him back this season without playing a game (this is the most likely scenario IMO) and then have him play 10 games next year before sending him back again?

I personally don't want to see him full time for at least the next 2 seasons, regardless of how well he plays.
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(c) (i) In the event that an 18 year old or 19 year old
player signs a Player Contract with a Club but does not play at
least 10 NHL games (regular season and/or playoffs) in the first
season under that player's Player Contract, the term of his
Player Contract and his number of years in the Entry Level System
shall be extended for a period of one year, except that this
automatic extension will not apply to a player who is age 19
according to Section 9.2 by virtue of turning 20 between
September 16 and December 31 in the year in which he first signs
a Player Contract.
(ii) In the event that a player signs his first
contract at age 18 and has had his Player Contract extended
pursuant to Subsection (i), and such player does not play at
least 10 NHL games (regular season and/or playoffs) in the
second season under that player's Player Contract, then the term
of his Player Contract and his number of years in the Entry Level
System shall be extended for one additional year.
10 in each year or it slides to the next season.

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