C Alex Forsberg - Saskatoon Blades, WHL (2013 undrafted)
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08-13-2013, 04:00 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
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Realistically what are people going to give up for a kid who has done nothing noteworthy in the league but plummet, quit on a team, and has the drama surrounding him the way he does.
If their asking price is the same as 3 years ago, he's not getting traded.
It really depends I guess. To be honest, most WHL GM's would likely have the ability to view him as a WHL player, not as an NHL prospect. There's a difference there and many people on this board likely don't have the ability to separate the two.
To be flat out honest, he's shown he can be a very solid WHL performer and is being valued as such by the Cougars. He had 15 goals and 40 points in 51 games in his rookie season, playing on a bad bad team.
Sure, he doesn't have a very complete resume, but everyone who's watched him coming up know just how skilled he can be. Add that to the fact that as a 1995, he's got three more years of WHL eligibility and you've got a player that still has some solid value on the trade market.
Given their situation with prospects not wanting to report and their want to be a playoff team ASAP, I would fully expect them to be asking for a three headed package, with two of those pieces likely being assets that can play now in the league.
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