They’re calling it “Flight Plan” – a behind the scenes look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ preparing for the 2013 Entry Draft, in which they would end up with six players.

The Flyers have a pretty successful track record over recent drafts, so it’s neat to peer into the room and pick up what you can. I thought it seemed a little confrontational, but I suppose that’s only natural when you’re making decisions that’ll alter the course of the franchise for years to come.

For your reference, the Flyers ended up with:

11th (D) SAMUEL MORIN, 6-6, 202-lb, Rimouski, QMJHL

41st (D) ROBERT HAGG, 6-2, 193-lb, MODO JR., SWE

72nd (LW) TYRELL GOULBOURNE, 5-11, 195-lb, Kelowna, WHL

132nd (D) TERRANCE AMOROSA, 6-1, 185-lb, Holderness High School

162nd (G) MERRICK MADSEN, 6-4, 194-lb, Proctor High School

192 (D) DAVID DRAKE, 6-3, 153-lb, Des Moines, USHL

Comments (4)

  1. This reminds me a lot of the scene in MoneyBall where the scouts sit around with Billy Beane and spout off about ‘intangibles’ and other nonsense. They all sat around saying the same 3 or 4 things when asked why? Must be frustrating for anyone with any real insight. Moreover, hard to imagine guys get paid to do this. Where do I sign up?

    • Only thing missing was the “ugly girlfriend” comment. Ugly girlfriend means he’s got no confidence.

  2. They liked Morin over Nurse? I guess that explains why the Flyers haven’t had a home-grown and drafted top NHL d-man in about three decades.

  3. I liked the “if he hits”…reminded me of Moneyball’s “If he’s such a good hitter why doesn’t he hit good?”

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