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01-07-2005, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Freudian
I think teams were still a bit hesitant about drafting a european back then (despite Sundin going #1 earlier). Scouting wasn't what it is now. The eastern block had just started opening up. Looking back, Forsberg should have gone higher. He was as dominating in the Junior World Championships as any player (his records are insane) and he was great in the SEL.
Actually is was a bit of a shocker when Forsberg was picked 6th overall, he was expected to go much later in the first round.

Also his dominant WJC, with the 31 points happened in 92-93, after he was drafted.

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