SenShot NHL Mock Draft Pick #11 – Philadelphia Flyers


With the 11th pick we turn to a very disappointing team who dropped significantly in the 2013 season after having some success in 2011-12.


Apr 25, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17), center Claude Giroux (28), center Matt Read (24), defenseman Brandon Manning (32) and defenseman Matt Konan (34) acknowledge the crowd after final game of the season against the New York Islanders at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Islanders, 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

TEAM STRENGTHS:  Offensive depth

TEAM WEAKNESSES: Inconsistent goaltending, defensive depth, cap trouble


UNDER CONSIDERATION:   Zachary Fucale, Elias Lindholm, Alexander Wennburg, Samuel Morin

FANSIDED MOCK DRAFT PICK: Broad Street Buzz  selected Rasmus Ristolainen


SENSHOT’S CHOICE: Zachary Furcale from the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL.  The last time the Flyers drafted a goalie that played more than one game in the NHL was Roman Cechmanek.  Roman Freakin’ Cechmanek, in 2000 (although they did sign Sergei Bobrovsky as a free agent).  They have drafted 15 goalies since then, and they have played a total of 2 NHL games.  No team, not even the Senators has had goalie problems like the Flyers.  I am not saying Furcale is the answer, but he is a top 10 prospect on most lists in a shallow goalie pool.  His numbers might be a bit skewed by the fact that he has a great team in front of him, but Furcale has solid skills and a good track record.  Goalies are a crapshoot at the best of times, but to not have drafted a tender for 13 years that has had any impact is a bit extreme.

MOCK DRAFT TO DATE (click on team to view the selection):

1COLORADOSeth Jones, Portland (WHL)
2FLORIDAJonathan Drouin, Halifax (QMJHL)
3TAMPANathan MacKinnon, Halifax (QMJHL)
4NASHVILLEValeri Nichushkin, Chelijabinsk 2 (KHL)
5CAROLINADarnell Nurse, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
6CALGARYSean Monahan, Ottawa (OHL)
7EDMONTONNikita Zadorov, London (OHL)
8BUFFALOMax Domi, London (OHL)
9NEW JERSEYAlexsander Barkov, Tappera (FIN)
10DALLASHunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat (WHL)
11PHILADELPHIAZachary Furcale, Halifax (QMJHL)