Flyers Director of Scouting: ‘No Time Limit’ On Dratees, Patience Plays a Big Role
The Flyers most glaring need heading into this off season is undoubtedly on defense.
The Flyers hope that the four defenseman they drafted on Sunday fill those holes.
With the 11th overall pick, the highest since drafting an underachieving James van Riemsdyk second overall, Paul Holmgren and company selected Quebec native Sam Morin, a 6'6 203 lb blue liner who is described as a 'defensive defenseman.'
Flyers director of pro and amateur scouting Chris Pryor called in to 'The Sportsbash' to recap the draft with Mike Gill.
"We were happy with all our picks and very excited about Sam Morin. It's exciting to see where he'll be a few years from now," Pryor said.
Morin was the tallest player in the draft, but at only 17 (turns 18 in July) he doesn't expect to be in the NHL for a few years.
Pryor also talked with Mike Gill about the Flyers ever changing goal tending situation and if he expects Steve Mason to be the number one goalie next season.
The Flyers also dratted Robert Hagg, a Swedish defenseman who played in World Juniors last year.
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