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11-19-2003, 07:38 PM
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well if i remember well ,
sakic was put Nords Captain at the age of 19-20 or something like that ... he was a good young classy player.. but some fans were complaining about is size and strenght... (even some wanted him to be traded)
Forsberg played his 1st NHL season at the age of 21-22 if I remember ..
he was a highly skilled player with VERY VERY VERY nice upside!
He was my favorite player since i saw him playing for the 1st time...
Forsberg was already (after 1 year with the Nords) a key player just like sakic ...
The year after ... the nords finish 1st in the East conference.. but they were eliminated by the rags or Kerry Fraser choose who you want.. just after this(2-3 months after) the nords are sold .. that was the worst day of my life..

so from my memory sakic expectation was way higher than forsberg at the time .. but Foppa developed way better than Sakic (IMO) ...
so i'll take a young forsberg ..

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