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By John Saquella (@jsaquella)
DEFENSEMEN. WHO THE HELL DRAFTS THEM?
There’s a lot of sentiment among Flyers fans that they should eschew the “Best Player Available” route and draft for position with the 11th overall pick.
Of course, the position they think the Flyers should draft? Defenseman. Who cares if they have a great young winger like Hunter Shinkaruk or an excellent two way center like Bo Horvat sitting there? Take a defenseman, because that’s what they need right now.
They have PLENTY of forwards.
To that, I say we should hop into the DeLorean and take a little trip back to 2006.
The Flyers had a need for defense and were expected to draft south Jersey native Bobby Sanguinetti, a defenseman who w...