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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 …

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Five Questions 2013 NHL Entry Draft: Assessing prospect value

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 third of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. Which prospect(s) do you think is (are) rated higher than they should be? Adam Kimelman:  That’s hard to say. I think because the talent level is so high, it really comes down to very minuscule differences that one team might see that another doesn’t. The player at No. 15 on one team’s list could …

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Five Questions 2013 NHL Entry Draft: Late Round Gems

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 second of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. Last year the Flyers picked up defenseman Valeri Vasiliev in the 7th round and he was considered one of the dark horse picks of the whole draft. What sleeper picks might there be in this draft that could fill this role?  Adam Kimelman:  With the draft this deep — there could be top-end players …

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2013 Draft Eligibles: Regina’s Klimchuk has proven he’s first round worthy

The Regina Pats finished the 2012-13 WHL season with a dismal 59 points which placed them second to last in the Eastern Conference. For a franchise with such a storied history the bright spots were hard to come by this past year in the Queen City. It was not that long ago when Jordan Eberle was the talk of the town. In the 2007-08 season, the Pats finished first in the east division and secured the second seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Eberle had remarkable campaign with a team-high 42 goals and 75 points. His 42 goals accounted for one-fifth of …

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