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01-16-2013, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by JacketsFanWest View Post
Forsberg's contract is up with MODO this season. My guess is that he'll get offers to stay in Sweden, but the Jackets should try to bring him over. Forsberg worked with the Jackets' goalie coach, Ian Clark, when he was coming up through MODO's junior system, so they have a relationship and it would be easier for Clark to work with him in Springfield than in Sweden.

A season in the Eliteserien as the starting goalie wouldn't be a bad idea for any goalie's development. But, I think the Jackets need to push to get him over here and adjusting to NA hockey. He'll only be 20 when the season starts.
The new CBA allows for teams to retain European prospects for 4 years after they've been drafted instead of the 2 before having to sign them. I hope they grandfather it in because Forsberg might very well get lost in the shuffle and not signed.

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