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Five Questions 2013 NHL Entry Draft: Defense, goaltending and draft strategies

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 first of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. The Flyers have little patience with developing young defensemen and little success at drafting high caliber goalies. Are there any players in this upcoming draft that would be a surefire bet to succeed in one of those positions? If so, is it worth it for the Flyers to …

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Five Questions: Draft picks…to deal or not to deal?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Ed Miller from The Hockey Writers, Mark Edwards from HockeyProspect.com, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future, and Corey Pronman from Hockey Prospectus participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the fifth of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. At one point this season the Flyers had a first, (potentially) two seconds, and two third rounders in the first three rounds of this year’s draft; but they now find themselves with just a first and a third. How would you rate the depth of this year’s draft? Do you think …

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Five Questions: Late first-round success stories

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Ed Miller from The Hockey Writers, Mark Edwards from HockeyProspect.com, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future, and Corey Pronman from Hockey Prospectus 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 historically had success drafting in the last 10 picks of the first round (Giroux, Richards, Williams, Gagne), and they find themselves in that same position for the first time since 2006 (Giroux). Who do you like that you would project to be available in that spot? Ed Miller: The …

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Five Questions: Assessing prospect value

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Ed Miller from The Hockey Writers, Mark Edwards from HockeyProspect.com, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future, and Corey Pronman from Hockey Prospectus 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? Ed Miller: The most overrated player in this year’s draft would have to be center Brendan Gaunce of the Belleville Bulls. Some have projected that he could be a top five pick, while others think he will go late …

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Five Questions: Late-round sleepers

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Ed Miller from The Hockey Writers, Mark Edwards from HockeyProspect.com, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future, and Corey Pronman from Hockey Prospectus participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the second of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. What sleeper picks might there be in this draft that could be late-round steals? Ed Miller: There are a couple of players that could be a steal for the Flyers as the draft moves into its later rounds. Perhaps my favorite sleeper is defenseman Nick Ebert. It was only last September that …

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