Ed Moran | Flyers' top pick comes down to one of three guys

Posted: June 22, 2007

PATRICK KANE, Kyle Turris, James vanRiemsdyk. Get used to the names because one of them will be a Flyer by tonight.

There is little chance the Flyers would trade down in the draft unless a team is willing to part with a quality, established player who will not only have an immediate impact this season, but for years to come.

Just who they pick is going to depend on Chicago. The Blackhawks, as of last word, are still said to be leaning toward Kane, a smallish forward with a lot of skill. But they also are considering Turris, who is going to be more of a power forward.

Should the Blackhawks go with Kane, the Flyers would probably take Turris. If Turris goes to Chicago, look for Kane to be called next. VanRiemsdyk could end up with either team, but he will most likely move his address to the desert, as Phoenix has the No. 3 pick.

Mock drafts

Which player other media outlets see the Flyers selecting with the No. 2 pick:

* TSN.ca: Patrick Kane

* Sportsnet.ca: Kyle Turris

* ESPN.com: Jakub Voracek

* Pro Hockey News: Kyle Turris

* Sportscity.com: Kyle Turris

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