The Philadelphia Flyers so desperately wanted to bolster their defensive depth last summer that they did something they hadn't done in 33 years.
For the first time since 1980, the Orange and Black used both their first and second round draft choices on blueliners.
And defense should be a priority for Philadelphia.
Kimmo Timonen, Andrej Meszaros and Hal Gill are all in the midst of the final year of their respective pacts with the Flyers. Meanwhile, Braydon Coburn, Luke Schenn and Nicklas Grossmann have just two years remaining following this season.
The best way to define any team's defense corps is from within. With that, here's a look at Philly's five best prospects on defense.