Lindros trade negotiations a look back
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01-08-2005, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by
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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,
he was drafted.
Forsberg came second in scoring the year before he was drafted, ahead of Lindros, Kovalev etc. While not as scaringly impressive as the year after he definately had proved himself pre-draft, in Sweden and Internationally.
Where he was expected to go only shows the imperfect nature of scouting and drafting.
It is a bit hard to find great online sources for World Junior Championships, but here are a few from TSN:
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