It seems as the Philadelphia Flyers are thinking defense in the 2012 NHL draft. They won't officially make a selection until the draft begins on Friday, but as of Thursday, the mock drafts are everywhere. And everywhere you'll look, the Flyers will be pursuing defense.
In this particular mock, Jordan Schmaltz is at the center of Philly's attention
This American defenseman is a great skater. He has a pro one-timer already. His excellent stick and puck control is something the Flyers like. He currently needs more of a challenge, and therefore will attend North Dakota in the fall. He once had a verbal commitment to play for the University of Wisconsin at the age of 14 (really!).
Read more about the Flyers at Broadway Street Hockey and SB Nation Philly. For additional news, notes and analysis on the NHL draft and headlines around the league, be sure to check out our dedicated NHL hub page.