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RW Filip Forsberg (2012, 11th overall, Washington; traded to Nashville)

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11-11-2012, 02:27 PM
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Hockeydb isn't very good for European prospects. And, i'm pretty sure Forsberg is injured right now.

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11-11-2012, 04:30 PM
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Forsberg was with the U20 nationals this weekend but didn't play due to a minor hip injury. He's not slated to miss any other games.

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04-03-2013, 06:42 AM
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Filip Forsberg - Will he prove them wrong or no?

F. Forsberg was rated as high as #3 in the '12 draft (census ranking was 5th). But he fell all the way down to 11th shocking the hockey world and analysts.

I know the '12 draft was loaded with defensemen with great talent, but Forsberg seems to have all the tools of a making to be an elite power forward in the NHL.

Do you think he'll prove everyone wrong for passing him up in 3-5 years or will he just be an afterthought and live out a mediocore hockey career?

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04-03-2013, 07:10 AM
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They can also be right and he still ends up a great hockey player.

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04-03-2013, 09:45 AM
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No, if he ends up a great hockey player, all those teams could have had him from 3 to 10 where he was supposed to go and not 11th. That means Forsberg will have proven them wrong.

This is different from a situation like Messier or Datsyuk being drafted in the late rounds and still being one of the greats of the game, because at the time of the draft, Messier or Datsyuk weren't highly touted or rated at all. Nobody expected anything. But F. Forsberg was rated 3rd to 5th and fell to 11th for no apparent reason on draft day.

So if he turns out to be great, he'll have proven them all wrong. Guys like Mess and Dats didn't have to prove anyone wrong. They were picked exactly where they were supposed to be picked...cuz at the time, they weren't high rated prospects.

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04-03-2013, 09:50 AM
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It's not necessarily proving them wrong since he was the 3rd F taken. The other teams could have seen him as great but wanted D instead. Now, given some of the guys who were taken ahead of him, that would have been a foolish decision by several of those GMs... but GMs make foolish decisions all the time.

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04-03-2013, 11:13 AM
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I believe he wont prove them wrong, if he wants to then he got to change playstyle since his current one doesn't cut it in NHL.

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04-03-2013, 11:21 AM
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I believe he wont prove them wrong, if he wants to then he got to change playstyle since his current one doesn't cut it in NHL.
How so?

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04-03-2013, 11:43 AM
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I don't know, but he sure has improved a lot since last year (excluding the WJC where he tried to do everything by himself). Better passes, better puck handling, more physical. Who knows if he will be a high scoring player in the NHL or just a solid top 9 player though.

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04-03-2013, 11:53 AM
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He has improved. Of course that is to be expected at his age, but I think the Caps can be happy with his development.

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04-03-2013, 11:54 AM
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F. Forsberg was rated as high as #3 in the '12 draft (census ranking was 5th). But he fell all the way down to 11th shocking the hockey world and analysts.

I know the '12 draft was loaded with defensemen with great talent, but Forsberg seems to have all the tools of a making to be an elite power forward in the NHL.

Do you think he'll prove everyone wrong for passing him up in 3-5 years or will he just be an afterthought and live out a mediocre hockey career?
If you take a look at the teams who were Drafting from say 5-10
Toronto
Anaheim
Minnesota
Pittsburgh
Winnipeg
Tampa

Tampa,Pittsburgh,Anaheim,Minnesota all had an Organizational need on Defense, so it's natural for them to focus on their needs on Defense. Toronto and Winnipeg could have drafted Fillip, but they picked up Morgan and Jacob respectively.

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04-03-2013, 11:55 AM
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There isn't anything wrong with dropping. The teams that drafted from 5-10 didn't want a forward....if they did I'm sure he or Grigorenko would be on top of their lists.

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04-03-2013, 12:36 PM
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If you take a look at the teams who were Drafting from say 5-10
Toronto
Anaheim
Minnesota
Pittsburgh
Winnipeg
Tampa

Tampa,Pittsburgh,Anaheim,Minnesota all had an Organizational need on Defense, so it's natural for them to focus on their needs on Defense. Toronto and Winnipeg could have drafted Fillip, but they picked up Morgan and Jacob respectively.
Not really.
The Pens took a Dman most likely because they thought they would have more chances at developing him the best (or simply liked him better), but with Despres, Morrow, Harrington and newcomer Dumoulin in the pipes at the time, you can't say there was an organizational need for Dmen. Not to mention, there is/was not much of note outside of Bennett as far as Pens forward prospects go.

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04-03-2013, 12:38 PM
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If you take a look at the teams who were Drafting from say 5-10
Toronto
Anaheim
Minnesota
Pittsburgh
Winnipeg
Tampa

Tampa,Pittsburgh,Anaheim,Minnesota all had an Organizational need on Defense, so it's natural for them to focus on their needs on Defense. Toronto and Winnipeg could have drafted Fillip, but they picked up Morgan and Jacob respectively.
No..Toronto had enough depth on wing and I'm guessing for the Leafs it came down to drafting Galchenyuk or Rielly.

Since Galchenyuk was taken already, it made the decision a lot easier.

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04-03-2013, 12:45 PM
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I hope so.This guy reminds me alot of MPS. Big swedish forwards projected to go high but fell to 10-11. WSH got a gem

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04-03-2013, 12:47 PM
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This season was a good indicator he might. He was one of the youngest guys in the draft and was a standout this season against men, pretty much a point per game in SEL2 and SEL qualifiers, more than half of his production being goals. He looks a lot better playing against men than he does playing against juniors. I like the intangibles he brings more than anything though, he's a true leader, hard worker and mature beyond his years. Still needs to learn that less is more at certain areas of the ice but can't argue he's got top line skill, size, speed.

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04-03-2013, 03:19 PM
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I think Pittsburgh will regret passing on both Forsberg and Trouba.

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04-03-2013, 03:44 PM
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I think Colorado will regret giving up that 1st which turned into Forsberg even though Varly is awesome. Still pisses me off...

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04-03-2013, 04:11 PM
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Lol, how things change around so quickly. Forsberg is an elite offensive prospect and while Caps got a decent top 6 player in return, they will regret trading him.

Also now Avs fans gotta be even more happy now that the Varlamiv trade becomes Erat and the 2nd.

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I think Pittsburgh will regret passing on both Forsberg and Trouba.
Agreed.

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04-03-2013, 04:13 PM
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Great move by the Preds to get him

Easily Nashville's top offensive prospect now

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04-03-2013, 04:17 PM
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Keep this thread about the prospect, leave the trade talk to the trade boards.

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04-03-2013, 06:20 PM
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F. Forsberg was rated as high as #3 in the '12 draft (census ranking was 5th). But he fell all the way down to 11th shocking the hockey world and analysts.

I know the '12 draft was loaded with defensemen with great talent, but Forsberg seems to have all the tools of a making to be an elite power forward in the NHL.

Do you think he'll prove everyone wrong for passing him up in 3-5 years or will he just be an afterthought and live out a mediocore hockey career?
No guarantee he will come to NA plus his stock continues to drop. He was recently told to play better D.

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No guarantee he will come to NA plus his stock continues to drop. He was recently told to play better D.
All Swedish prospects want to play in the NHL. I doubt Forsberg's stock "continues to drop", he is having a very good season in Leksand.

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Anyone really know how big he is? Heard on the radio that calling him 6' is a stretch, TSN says he is 6'2" and NHL says 6'1".

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