Pronger offers guidance to towering Samuel Morin

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The Flyers have struggled to assemble a Stanley Cup-caliber defense since losing Chris Pronger, but they have some promising defensive prospects that they hope will someday play key roles in a lengthy playoff run.

Among them is Samuel Morin, who is easy to identify given that, like Pronger before him, he towers over his competitors. Morin stands at 6-foot-7 and has gotten up to 224 pounds. In the QMJHL, the 19-year-old had 34 points and 121 penalty minutes in 54 games last season. He also served a two-game suspension for throwing his stick into the stands.

There’s no question that the Flyers want Morin to be a physical player, but he’s got to be smart about it.

“Controlled emotion from our players,” Flyers coach Craig Berube told CSN Philly. “You have to play with emotion, but it has to be controlled. The dumb stuff? No room for it. He…

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