It's been a while since the Flyers gave us a first round pick to pore over (2008, Luca Sbisa), but one of the pieces they received in return for sending Jeff Carter to Columbus was the #8 overall pick in this year's NHL entry draft, so we can once again feel slightly normal on a draft night. So far anyway.
After that, they were scheduled to have a pair of picks in the third round (68 and 84), with the former also coming in the Carter deal and the latter coming from Pittsburgh for the rights to get blown off by Dan Hamhuis. Here's hoping pick 84 turns into a megastar.
The 84th pick was flipped to Phoenix as a condition of Bryzgalov's signing just before the draft.
There's talk the Flyers will try to move up in the first round, possibly as high as the third pick, and also that they're looking for a defenseman. With the age of their blue line compared to the rest of their ranks, that'd be a wise area to target.
Bill Meltzer raises the possibility of D Ryan Murphy if they stay at 8, which is right around where Murphy slots in TSN's rankings. I'm by no means an expert on players who haven't been drafted yet, but a quick look at his vitals shows he's slightly bigger than me and posted 79 points (26 goals) in 63 games for Kitchener of the OHL last season. So, quite the offensively skilled defenseman.
We'll hold off on any further speculation, as we'd only be wading out of our comfort zone further. The Flyers have made some splashes on draft day in previous seasons, but after yesterday, today they could just take their picks as slotted, with only a bit of wheeling and dealing of picks. Ed Snider told Tim Panaccio the team isn't looking to make any more major moves at this point.
But, it's the Flyers, a team with little moss on them at any given time, so who knows.
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Karekin Brooks rushed for 268 yards with three touchdowns on 29 carries and Pennsylvania outlasted Lehigh 65-47 on Saturday in the 60th meeting between the defending champions of the Patriot and Ivy leagues.
Brooks became the 12th Quaker to rush for 200-plus yards in a game and moved into second on Penn's single-game rushing record, behind Terrance Stokes' 272 yards against Princeton in 1993. Brooks also threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to David Ryslik early in the fourth quarter, which made it 56-35.
Penn (2-0) scored consecutive touchdowns 1-minute, 9 seconds apart late in the second quarter to establish a two-touchdown lead it maintained during a second half that saw the teams trade scores on virtually every possession.
Will Fischer-Colbrie finished 13 of 20 for 235 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Christian Pearson on a 43-yard scoring strike, Logan Sharp from 26 yards and Nicholas Bokun late in the fourth from 21 yards out.
Lehigh (0-4) was led by Brad Mayes, who went 26 of 40 for 444 yards with four touchdowns, but also suffered two interceptions.