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Recapping the Flyers’ draft and Poll: How would you grade their draft?

The Flyers entered Sunday with six picks in the 2013 Draft, and there was plenty of speculation as to some potential trades. Braydon Coburn was heavily linked to Edmonton, and at several times throughout the draft, it appeared as if the trade may happen. It never did, however. When push came to shove the Flyers didn’t end up making any trades, and they quite simply made each of their six selections. Round 1 – 11th overall - Flyers select Samuel Morin (D) Morin is a towering 6’6” 210 lb defenseman from Rimouski of the QMJHL. He was a fast riser up the Central …

Flyers select David Drake (D) in the 7th round

With their final pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, the Flyers drafted defenseman David Drake in the 7th round. Drake is a 6’3” 170lb defenseman from the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL. #Flyers select David Drake, a 6-3 defenseman from the USHL with their 7th round pick — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 1, 2013 According to hockeyDB he had 1 goal in 12 games in 2013-2013. He was not ranked among CSS’ top 210 North American skates.

Flyers select goaltender Merrick Madsen in the 6th round

In the 6th round of the 2013 NHL draft, the Flyers took goaltender Merrick Madsen from Proctor Academy in New Hampshire. #Flyers select 6-4, 177-pound (G) Merrick Madsen from Proctor Academy High School in NH with their 6th round pick — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 1, 2013 The 6’4” 177lb goaltender was rated the 26th North American goaltender by Central Scouting Services. Proctor Academy’s coach Mike Walsh had this to say in a great profile of Madsen on WesternCollegHockeyBlog.com: “He’s very tall. He has a big wingspan and takes up a lot of the net. He reminds me of [former NBA …

Flyers select Terrance Amorosa in the 5th round

In the 5th round, with the 132nd overall pick, the Philadelphia Flyers selected a high school defenseman from New Hampshire, Terrance Amorosa. #Flyers take Terrance Amorosa, a 6-1, 185-pound defenseman fomr Holdernes, NH High School with their 5th round pick — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 1, 2013 There seems to be little to no information about Amorosa. According to the Flyers he is a 6’1” 185 lb defenseman. I did manage to locate this apparent highlight video, which doesn’t offer much. In his interview with the media he indicated he was interviewed by the Flyers, Minnesota, and Dallas. Amorosa indicated …

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Flyers choose Tyrell Goulbourne in the 3rd round

With the 72nd pick overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft the Flyers selected Tyrell Goulborne, a left winger from Kelowna of the WHL. Central Scouting had Goulborne as their 151st ranked North American skater. Last season with Kelowna, the 5’11” 195 lb Goulbourne tallied 27 points in 64 games while managing 135 penalty minutes. HockeyFights.com has him at 19 fights just last season. At first glance, due to his low overall ranking, limited point total, penalty minutes, and fight totals, he appears to be a low-upside fighter. Not exactly my kind of pick. If he can become the next …