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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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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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