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06-25-2010, 08:19 PM
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With the 15th pick, the Kings select Derek Forbort

9th ranked player by Central Scouting. 6'5, 195 pound defenseman headed to play his college hockey at North Dakota.

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06-25-2010, 08:21 PM
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Red Line Report had him as the 3rd best d-man.

Next up is Derek Forbort, and we think he might have the most long-term upside in this class. At 6-4, 200 pounds, he's a very smooth skater with great footwork who is just scratching the surface of his potential. He came into the U.S. National Team Development program from Minnesota high school this year, and the coaches asked him to concentrate on playing a disciplined, mistake-free game in his own end — which he did. But with his crisp passes and quick puck movement, we think there's some hidden offensive upside there, and also a mean streak that he has downplayed this season.

TSN had him at 11:

Bob McKenzie: Derek Forbort isn’t as physically intimidating as U.S. Under-18 teammate Jarred Tinordi and he’s not as offensively gifted as teammate Jonathan Merrill and he doesn’t possess the hardest slapshot in the draft like teammate Justin Faulk, but with his size and mobility, scouts believe Forbort has greater potential than any of the stellar blueliners on what may be the best ever U.S. Under-18 squad and, therefore, is a legit threat to be a Top 10 pick.

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I know people are upset it wasn't a local but too many d is a good problem to have. Maybe it's a setup for a trade of one of our young guys

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I'm pretty sure Lombardi has something cooking with Kovalchuk.
To trade a defenseman without the knowledge of an offensive man coming doesn't make too much sense.

But great pick though

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solid pick! couple years away but good upside.

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This kid is a stud, could have been a top 5 pick. Has unlimited potential and should be a top pair defenseman. You guys got great value by picking him.

http://www.mnhockeyprospects.com/derek-forbort/

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06-25-2010, 08:27 PM
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Well - if we trade Hickey or Tuebert or not they both have to be feeling the heat of being potentially out of the picture with LA.

Honestly it wouldn't surprise me to see one of them dealt away.

But on its merits, how do you pass on a guy who was so highly regarded no matter what position he plays?

Looking forward to seeing this guy at the prospect camp.

I have to say that I am pleased by the pick.

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I like the pick. D.L is definatly building back end out. He has top 4 talent and may be a big defensive dman that can play second pairing with Hickey.

Ithink we loose a Dman in a trade before July 5

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All I know is he has tons of untapped potential. Good size and mobile too. Definitely a top 10 pick.

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I'm happy. Would have wanted Tinordi at 19th, but Forbort is projected to be better so we'll see.

Tyler Myers part II???

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He's a big mother****er.

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No offense to an 18 year-old kid, but I don't like the pick for LA: they need scoring, not another D. Even though Forbort is a D-man instead of a forward, the way his profile reads it sounds like 2003 and Hugh Jessiman all over again....

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I'm all about the BPA. I just wish it had been Tarasenko.

I'm looking forward to our defense in 3 years....

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Finally, an AMERICAN to root for at WJC!! I like the pick, LET'S GO KINGS!

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Dissapointed that we didn't get Etem like we should have but Forbort is a good big d even though were overloaded on the backend.

Maybe this means Lombardi has a package involving Teubert possibly going through.

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Dissapointed that we didn't get Etem like we should have but Forbort is a good big d even though were overloaded on the backend.

Maybe this means Lombardi has a package involving Teubert possibly going through.
Why do people keep saying this means Teubert might be on his way out? Forbort and Teubert are not the same type of player.

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No offense to an 18 year-old kid, but I don't like the pick for LA: they need scoring, not another D. Even though Forbort is a D-man instead of a forward, the way his profile reads it sounds like 2003 and Hugh Jessiman all over again....
they don't really need scoring.. but even if they did what does that have to do with the draft?

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At least Dean traded up to draft a higher ranked player.

Kings could always trade prospects for offense.

Plus Kovalchuk is still in play and is only 27.

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I don't think pick means anything for our current prospects. This looks to me like a clear BPA. Guy dropped due to some draft insanity and we made a play to get him.

Simple as that.

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Why do people keep saying this means Teubert might be on his way out? Forbort and Teubert are not the same type of player.
If anything I say bye bye Hickey.

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Welcome to LA, Derek!!! Most of us were hoping for a forward so, the trade up to pick a dman was quite the shock. However, now that I'm over the shock of picking a dman, I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing you in a kings uni.

Just remember to kick the crap out of Fowler whenever we play the dux!!!

And even when we don't.

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