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Five Questions Bonus – 2013 NHL Entry Draft: Judging European Talent

Since you enjoyed the first five segments our our Five Questions series regarding the upcoming NHL Draft, the staff here at Flyers Faithful wanted to reward our loyal readers and followers with an additional bonus question. So for one last question Flyers Faithful is pleased to have  Adam Kimelman from NHL.com, Mark    Edwards from HockeyProspect.com, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future,  Todd Cordell from The Hockey Guys and HockeyBuzz and our  very own Jared Abbott participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. It’s difficult to predict the European talent pool in any draft, but this draft in particular there seems to be a number of Swedes (Lindholm, Burakovsky, Haag, …

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2013 NHL Entry Draft Updated (6/28) Mock Draft One

This is the final installment of my mock draft for the upcoming draft this Sunday. Of course, there is always the possibility of trades as well, which could dramatically alter the mock. I have made some significant changes to my picks from my first and second mock drafts. Here is my first mock and my second and here is Jared’s first and second. Also check out my Top 30 List as well as Jared’s Top 30. 1. Colorado- Nathan MacKinnon (C) Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) After his absolute thrilling performance in the Memorial Cup MacKinnon has elevated to the top position in my mock draft. If the Av’s draft MacKinnon …

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Five Questions 2013 NHL Entry Draft: To trade down or remain put?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Adam Kimelman from NHL.com, Mark Edwards from HockeyProspect.com, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future, Todd Cordell from The Hockey Guys and HockeyBuzz and our very own Jared Abbott participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the fifth of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. Would the Flyers be wise to trade down from the 11th overall pick and acquire more late round picks given how deep this draft class is supposed to be? Adam Kimelman:  I’m sure Paul Holmgren and his staff are going over all opportunities. If there ever was a time to acquire as many picks as …

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Five Questions 2013 NHL Entry Draft: Talking Euros

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Adam Kimelman from NHL.com, Mark Edwards from HockeyProspect.com, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future, Todd Cordell from The Hockey Guys and HockeyBuzz and our very own Jared Abbott participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the fourth of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. The Flyers have a habit of not taking Europeans in the first round except for Peter Forsberg (sixth overall ’91), Dainius Zubrus (15th overall ’96), Joni Pitkanen (fourth overall ’02) and Luca Sbisa (19th overall ’08).  Do you think it would be beneficial if the Flyers start looking overseas more?  Adam Kimelman: I think …

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2013 Draft Eligibles: Fighting Five in the ’13 draft class

With the final prospect profile before the 2013 NHL draft I’ve decided to shed light on five lesser-known prospects worth watching come draft day. Each brings a unique skill-set to the team that will select them, yet most of these players will fall out of the first round. Don’t get me wrong, these young guys have NHL-caliber abilities, but given the vast depth of this year’s draft class most of the names below will hear their names called after the top 30 selections are made.   Samuel Morin, D, Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) (6’7” 200 lbs.) The towering defenseman is very …