Originally posted on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 7/17/12
Courtesy of PhiladelphiaFlyers.com By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie) Philadelphia Flyers forward prospect Tye McGinn struggled to rise to his skates, a victim of a vicious open ice hit by Chris Williams, a burly camp invite looking to impress the organization with his aggressiveness and physicality. 2012 1st round pick Scott Laughton would not allow the hit to go unpunished. “There was a big hit and I wanted to back him up. I just wanted to be there [for McGinn].” Conceding over thirty pounds to his foe, Laughton quickly engaged the defenseman. The ensuing fight was entertaining yet brief, concluding with the 18-year old Laughton towering over the older, bigger, and newly defeated Williams. “[Laughton] knows what the Flyers are all about,” Ian Laperriere said following Sunday’s scrimmage, as he raved about Laughton and his willingness to defend a teammate at such a young age. But the newly-drafted forward did not merely impress with his fists during the prospect scrimmages in Voo...
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