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Derrick Pouliot | Defenseman | Portland (WHL) | 1st Round, 8th overall
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06-23-2012, 04:17 PM
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A lot of people are really disappointed by taking a defenseman over Forsberg but I like it because:
1) Shero knows defenseman. I trust any 1st round defenseman he picks considering how good Despres and Morrow look for the future.
2) Forsberg didn't look great against grown men this season according to The Hockey News Draft Edition. It said that some scouts downgraded him from a high talent forward to a two-way guy. Looks like a few other teams felt that way after he dropped.
3) This insane pipeline of defense are bullets in Shero's gun for future trades. He's already shown that he can turn defensemen into wingers (Whitney-Kunitz/Tangradi & Gogo-Neal) and now he has a ton of guys he can dangle for help on the wings.
Forsberg was one of the youngest in the draft class, Aug 94. The fact that he didn't look good can mean a lot of things considering he is no where near physical maturity.
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