For the Philadelphia Flyers, K’Andre Miller is a worthy risk

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    It's not deep in highly-skilled wingers with top 6 potential.

    It's Ratcliffe and Allison and that's it, and neither of them are can't-miss top 6 forward prospects.
     
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    Least of all we need another LHD and obviously Miller is not a BPA at 19th OA. Also I don't see enough of goal-scoring talent in our pipeline.
     
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    I'd say it'd be nice to add some, but I'm not willing (personally) to deviate from BPA in the 1st round just to fill a perceived hole.

    Now, I say perceived hole instead of actual hole in the pool because I think it can be easily fixed other ways (in other rounds even), other drafts, etc.
     
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    I'm on board for BPA as well.

    Don't think Miller will be BPA at either of our picks though.
     
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    I tend to agree with this. I'm up in the air with who we get, but if we stand pat, I would reallyyyyy like Joe Veleno at 14.
     
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    Would not be thrilled with Veleno at 14. Would be surprised if the Isles don't pick him with back-to-back picks and needing to build up Center depth.
     
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    Thanks for this Magua! It just so happens that he will be the focus of my article of Last Word on Hockey this week!
     
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    Word is Veleno isn't rated very high by a number of NHL teams. I fully expect the Isles to take Hayton with one of those picks.
     
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    Agreed. If they were to add Farabee and Kaut and then a defenseman in the second round their prospect pool would be about as loaded as anyone's in the league. That is one thing I will give Hextall credit for, he has built up a great pool of prospects. Time to move to phase two of the rebuild though and for the love of god identify and bring in a good coaching staff.
     
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    I still can't see Veleno slipping any further than New Jersey at 17.
     
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    Yeah I'm not sure what to believe and what not to believe but I read somewhere recently that a lot of teams have a second round grade on him.
     
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    Veleno’s a faster version of Rubtsov with a much, much worse shot.
     
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    Hm. I don't see a comparison between the two at all.
     
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    I hope so. Just means a player that I like more will likely be passed on.
     
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    Both are defensively responsible forwards who most likely have a 3rd line ceiling. Don’t see much offense coming from either of them at the NHL level.
     
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    Interesting. I see higher-end offensive skill and upside in Veleno than in Rubtsov. I think Veleno's style tilts more offensively than Rubtsov's, even using Rubtsov's draft year as the point of comparison. I feel pretty strongly that Veleno has top 2-line potential. I will grant you that I've seen Veleno look bad, and initially wasn't a big fan, but now that I've watched him more I've completely changed my mind. I think he could be a mid-first steal.
     
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    Well, if the Flyers end up drafting him I'll have my fingers crossed that you're right about him!
     
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