Puck Heads: Flyers Draft Recap

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The Flyers want to beat the shit out of everyone again. The Flyers may never change their ways, especially with Ed Snider leading the charge.  Listen, Snider still is a very good owner but he needs to step away from the personnel decisions. If you think Snider has nothing to do with the roster moves you’re sadly mistaken.  The Flyers just can’t get away from the “Bullies” era.  But hey, maybe the Flyboys got these picks right even with most of them being known for knocking people out.

The Flyers drafted  4 “D-Men”, hoping they can finally figure out how to develop one. I already gave you the first round pick (Sam Morin). Here is the rest of the bunch.

Second round-  Robert Hagg  D-Man 

Hagg is a 6’2” 201lb defenseman, that started last season as a member of the U16 for Modo then he ended up on the ModoJ20 team in the Super Elite League. He actually was rated higher then Sam Morin by many different scouting websites.

Scouting Report:

Really gifted defenseman who progressed as the season went on, going from the junior league to playing in the SEL although his performance was up and down throughout the campaign. Hagg has a real easiness to his game. He is a high-end skater, possessing an effortless stride and quick acceleration. He appears to glide when he is on the ice, with a high amount of offensive ability. He makes quality rushes, and he displays great puck movement in every zone. via MYNHLDraft.com

Third round- Tyrell Goulbourne  LW

Goulbourne  is compared to Zac Rinaldo. He is  5’11” and 195 lb.

Scouting Report:

A winger and center, Goulbourne is best known for an aggressive hitting style that can be likened in a somewhat similar fashion to current Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo. The Kelowna forward, who was ranked 151st by Central Scouting this year, was bypassed in last year’s Draft. via HockyBuzz.com

Fifth Round- Terrance Amorosa  D-Man 

He is a 6’1” 185 lb defenseman.

Scouting Report: 

Couldn’t find shit on this Kid. Seriously… via Phillytugger.com

Sixth Round-  Merrick Madsen  Goalie

He is a 6’4” 177lb goaltender and was rated the 26th North American goaltender by Central Scouting Services.

Scouting Report:

 Standing tall at six-feet-four-inches, wears size 14 skates. NHL scouts have grown more impressed with him since the start of the season as he went from 34th in the Mid-Term Rankings to 26th in the final rankings of North American goaltenders eligible for the draft.

His coach is impressed by Madsen’s strengths, but equally boasts of his goaltender’s ability to identify weaknesses and improve on them. “He’s got great feet. He moves post-to-post very well. He has been working on his glove and getting better on the shots upstairs,” said Walsh. via SBNation

Seventh Round- David Drake  D-Man 

David is a 6’3” 170lb defenseman from the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL.

Scouting Report:

The defenseman scored one goal in 12 games with the Bucs this season.  Yup, that’s it for him.

By the way, You know who else is stuck in the “Bullies”era?  The media.  Here is the best tweet of the night.

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