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Top of Flyers' draft could have European accent?

Top of Flyers' draft could have European accent?

One of the reasons the Flyers don't have a particularly successful history with top-round European draft picks is because they don't have much of a history to begin with. Aside from taking Peter Forsberg sixth overall (a no-brainer) in 1991, Dainius Zubrus 15th in 1996, Joni Pitkanen fourth overall in 2002 and Luca Sbisa 19th overall in 2008, the Flyers have pretty much stuck to North Americans with their first-round selections over the past 47 years. One could argue that of this group, only Forsberg and Zubrus really panned out. Pitkanen bounced around the NHL and is all but out of the pro game. Sbisa was a piece of the trade which brought future Hall of Fame defenseman...

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