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Ranking the Flyers’ Prospects: Defense

Last Monday I ranked the Flyers’ top 10 prospects at forward as I see it. You can click here to view my forward rankings. This week I rank the Flyers’ top 10 defensive prospects. Overall, I like what the Flyers have in their system on the blue line. Names such as Robert Haag and Samuel Morin stick out due to their high potential and where they were selected in the draft. Philadelphia also possesses some lesser known defenseman such as Fredrick Larsson, Maxim Lamarche, and Mark Alt that I believe could have an impact at the NHL level someday. Check …

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Ranking the Flyers’ Prospects: Forwards

The Philadelphia Flyers prospect pool is considered one of the weakest in all of the NHL mainly because of their lack of an NHL top 50 prospect. Personally, I was not impressed with their draft back in June and I honestly think they missed out on some players who will be stars at the next level. Despite that, Philadelphia does possess an abundance of gritty and physical forwards. Players like Jason Akeson, Petr Straka, and Tye McGinn come to mind.  However, they lack elite/top tier talent at forward. Scott Laughton and Tye McGinn are the most NHL ready prospects in …

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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 …