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03-28-2012, 04:32 PM
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The more I hear about Forsberg the more he excites me.

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03-28-2012, 04:35 PM
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I know it's an idea hard to like at first but I really think Plek could be a better winger. He's really good at pressuring the point and a constant danger with his speed. Plus, he is good at positioning himself as a center but he has a hard time winning puck battles along the boards. That's why I'd like to draft a center but damn is it ever hard to put a 28? yo vet like Plek on the wing. Can't ask a rookie coach to do this.
I don't like forcing players out of their intended positions, you run the risk of ruining young players. Playing dmen at forward is one such scenario I never like to see.

Pleks got 70 points at centre and with the right wingers could reproduce those results, I don't see enough difference in Galchenyuk, Grigorenko or Forsberg to put Pleks on the wing.

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03-28-2012, 04:42 PM
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The more I hear about Forsberg the more he excites me.
I have definitely warmed up to Forsberg, lots of high praises by those of have seen him play. Plus from what I've read it seems he has no consistency issues or has had no significant injury.

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03-28-2012, 05:12 PM
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I have definitely warmed up to Forsberg, lots of high praises by those of have seen him play. Plus from what I've read it seems he has no consistency issues or has had no significant injury.
This kid looks to bring lots of fun lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaslWMs43mk

Even if I don't understand anything he says, he seems to be really funny and good character.

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03-28-2012, 05:52 PM
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I wouldn't be surprise if Timmins pick Forsberg instead of Grigorenko.

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03-28-2012, 05:54 PM
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This kid looks to bring lots of fun lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaslWMs43mk

Even if I don't understand anything he says, he seems to be really funny and good character.
I could translate if people really wanted, but it's honestly not much of value. They are just playing what they call "The Orange Puck" and he is the commentator of the game.

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03-28-2012, 05:56 PM
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I could translate if people really wanted, but it's honestly not much of value. They are just playing what they call "The Orange Puck" and he is the commentator of the game.
I'm more interested in what he says here:

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03-28-2012, 05:57 PM
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I really start to like every player we could end up with haha ...

Grigorenko, Galchenyuk, Forsberg, Murray or Dumba

One of those 5 players and I'll be happy

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03-28-2012, 05:59 PM
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Is forsberg a soft player?

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If we draft Grigo or Forsberg will they be eligible to play in the AHL?

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03-28-2012, 06:30 PM
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Any of Galchenyuk, Forsberg or Grigorenko and I'll be happy


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The more I hear about Forsberg the more he excites me.
Yeah, I'm starting to hope he's our pick.

He's part of that new breed of Swedish player, like Landeskog and Zibanejad, that grew up watching the likes of Alfredsson, Forsberg and Zetterberg. They learned that playing hard in all 3 zones will pay off.

He might not have the offensive upside of the others, but he seems to have the intangibles and work ethic.

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03-28-2012, 06:36 PM
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I'm so afraid of Timmins drafting Rielly...

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I'm more interested in what he says here:
Reporter: "Hockeysverige.se are here in Calgary with Filip Forsberg from Leksand and we are currently at the Swedish 'Konsum' here. Have you understood how we ended up here?"

Forsberg: "Hahah, actually not. But it's nice to meet some people and spread the hockey. It's just fun."

Reporter: "You are playing your first WJC, after two games, how would you describe your feelings?"

Forsberg: "It's been really cool to play in the tournament. It's been huge crowds at the games and a good atmosphere all around the tournament. It's a huge interest around here in Canada, so it's been really cool actually"

Reporter: "It's like Leksand but a little bigger?"

Forsberg: "Yeah, a few times bigger...heheh"

Reporter: "I've noticed that there is fairly big expectations on you from Canada, due to the upcoming draft. How do you handle all the presure and talk about you?"

Forsberg: "When you play the game, that's nothing you think about. You just play your own game. The one that's been taking you here - to do what you are good at. And that's nothing you think of when you're on the ice. Not for me anyway."

Reporter: "The draft is 6 months away, but does it happen that you thinking about it already?"

Forsberg: "Well, of course I've thought about possibly being drafted and stuff like that, but that's nothing I focus on, if I
would be drafted it would only be a bonus."

Reporter: "Did you have any favorite team when you grew up?"

Forsberg: "Yes, I liked Peter Forsberg when I was younger, so I supported Colorado back then. But right now I don't have any
favorite team."

(In the end he is just talking about Leksand and their new coach, I didn't think that was intresting.)

I know my English is bad, but hopefully it's better than your Swedish


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I have definitely warmed up to Forsberg, lots of high praises by those of have seen him play. Plus from what I've read it seems he has no consistency issues or has had no significant injury.
He plays in a men's league on the third line i think and getting very few points so please tell me how you can evaluate his consistency?

Edit: Unless you think he'll be a third liner in the NHL...

This board is kinda funny...one week it's Grigo, another one it's Gally, and now it's Forsberg. Oh well can't blame anyone it's been so long since we had a top pick for a forward.

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03-28-2012, 06:38 PM
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Yakupov vs Grigorenko

Ok..so we all know that Yakupov is the more dynamic player. What I'm wondering, because i've never really seen these guys play much, is by how much?

If Yakupov is.. let's say a 100. What would grigorenko be. A 95? a 90? a 75?

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Yeah, I'm starting to hope he's our pick.

He's part of that new breed of Swedish player, like Landeskog and Zibanejad, that grew up watching the likes of Alfredsson, Forsberg and Zetterberg. They learned that playing hard in all 3 zones will pay off.

He might not have the offensive upside of the others, but he seems to have the intangibles and work ethic.
You're right, he doesn't have the offensive upside of putting up 80+ point seasons but I believe he can be 70 point player who plays well in all three zones.

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03-28-2012, 06:40 PM
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Yakupov skates as seamlessly as Ryan Murphy. One or two strides and he's already 1/4 of the way up the ice.

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I would take Forsberg over Grigerenko all day long.

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03-28-2012, 06:42 PM
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If we draft Grigo or Forsberg will they be eligible to play in the AHL?
Forsberg yes

Grigorenko no

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--translation--
Awesome! Thanks. I figured he was talking about his game when he kept repeating "spelar" or something

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He plays in a men's league on the third line i think and getting very few points so please tell me how you can evaluate his consistency?

Edit: Unless you think he'll be a third liner in the NHL
He's actually doing very well statistically for the position he's in. I can't evaluate Forsberg's play personally since I've only watched highlights of games on their teams site. I'm just regurgitating things I have read from articles and various posters who have actually seen him play full games.

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03-28-2012, 06:47 PM
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You're right, he doesn't have the offensive upside of putting up 80+ point seasons but I believe he can be 70 point player who plays well in all three zones.
I don't think you guys realize that 70 pts season is putting elite numbers now...there will likely only be 20-25 players doing it this year.

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03-28-2012, 06:49 PM
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With the centers available I would never take forsberg, ya never build with a winger, unless it's an ovechkin type

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He's actually doing very well statistically for the position he's in. I can't evaluate Forsberg's play personally since I've only watched highlights of games on their teams site. I'm just regurgitating things I have read from articles and various posters who have actually seen him play full games.
Yes he doing well in a third line role but the fact is it would be easier to evaluate him on a 2nd-1st line. How can you say he'll be a consistant guy on the 1st-2nd line in the NHL if he's playing third line minutes in the Swedish league. That's my only point. I know he'll be good but our only comparison is the WJC where he didn't look that good...

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