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02-20-2014, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by token grinder View Post
nope, erat still had a year on his deal. And Forsberg was the number one Euro skater and fell bc teams couldn't promise him an nhl spot and he wasn't going the junior route. had nothing to do with talent.
Seems to me he fell due to teams wanting to take defensemen. Look at the 2012 nhl draft.
1 Nail Yakupov (LW)
2 Ryan Murray (D)
3 Alex Galchenyuk (C)
4 Griffin Reinhart (D)
5 Morgan Rielly (D)
6 Hampus Lindholm (D)
7 Mathew Dumba (D)
8 Derrick Pouliot (D)
9 Jacob Trouba (D)
10 Slater Koekkoek (D)
11 Filip Forsberg (RW)

Similar to how we got the #1 North American Skater in the 2013 nhl draft. Top three wanted offensive pieces. So we picked him at #4.

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