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04-07-2013, 12:13 PM
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Watched the second half of he game today. Forsberg dressed as the 13th forward, but got a regular shift and played 4 on 4 hockey. Limited viewing, but the one thing that continually stood out to me about him was that we haven't had a prospect like him before. Radulov like hands and vision, not as offensively polished or skilled as Radulov, but has a power forward element to his game that Radulov didn't. Bowled over a defenseman while controlling the puck behind the net in the third, picked up a loose puck from his teammate and beat two defenders with quick dekes off the half wall to drive the net in the second, and generated two takeaways in 4 on 4 play in the third while admittedly also having three turnovers that same shift trying a little too hard to be creative.

Bright future ahead for this kid. Didn't see anything wrong with his skating. Not the prettiest, but moves around just fine and it's an area that can be worked on. You cannot teach pure offensive talent nor size and Forsberg has them both.

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