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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 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 …

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Flyers select defenseman Samuel Morin at 11th overall

With the eleventh pick in the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft the Philadelphia Flyers selected defenseman Samuel Morin from Rimouski of the QMJHL. The 6’6” 210 lb defenseman was ranked #23 on the CSS North American skater rankings. Morin currently weighing 210 and height last measured at 6-6 1/2. Wants to play in NHL at 230-240 lbs. — Bill Meltzer (@billmeltzer) June 30, 2013 He put up 4 goals and 12 assists for 16 points in in 46 games, to go along with 117 PIM. While most scouts tend to think Morin has limited offensive output, he …

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Live-blogging the 2013 NHL Entry Draft

Flyers Faithful is happy to be live-blogging the 2013 NHL Entry Draft with our two prospect experts in Tom Zulewski and Jared Abbott! For five months now, Tom and Jared have been covering the 2013 NHL Entry Draft from A(bbott) to Z(ulewski) bringing you prospect profiles, mock drafts, and top 30 prospect lists in preparation for this draft. A draft that is widely considered one of the best classes in recent memory. The draft begins on Sunday, June 30th at 3PM Eastern Time and Tom and Jared will be here live-blogging through the first three rounds. They will be offering …

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2013 NHL Entry Draft: Updated (6/28) Mock Draft Two

In my final mock draft the largest change is found at the top. With the speculation coming out of Denver that the Avalanche will take a forward with the first overall pick I have promotes Finnish sensation, Aleksander Barkov to the top spot. Seth Jones falls to Florida at second overall. Nathan MacKinnon stays at three and Jonathan Drouin drops to Nashville at four. Curtis Lazar makes his first appearance in my mock drafts, dropping Nic Petan out of the top 30. Steven Santini also hops back in at 30th overall going to the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. …

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