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Preds’ Forsberg highlights Sweden’s WJC camp roster

Jul 19, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT


Filip Forsberg will be in attendance when Team Sweden takes part in USA Hockey’s National Junior Evaluation Camp next month.

Whether he plays in the World Junior Championships, though, is a different story.

The talented forward — taken 11th overall at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft — made his NHL debut with Nashville last season and could be playing for the Predators when the 2014 World Juniors get underway in Malmo, Sweden.

But in August, he’ll definitely be participating at the NJEC, on a Swedish team featuring 10 returnees from last year’s silver medal-winning squad — and a number of high draft picks.

Elias Lindholm, taken fifth overall by Carolina at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, will be there, as will goaltender Oscar Dansk, a second-round draft pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2012 .

Sebastian Collberg, selected 33rd overall in 2012 by Montreal, is also slated to participate.

But it’s likely most eyes will be on Forsberg, who was a big story in the latter half of last season.

He was dealt from Washington to Nashville at the deadline in exchange for Martin Erat, a shocker of a deal that came under some scrutiny as Forsberg was regarded as one of Washington’s best young prospects.

  1. helloname01 - Jul 20, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    Now here’s a Forsberg that could have actually helped the retro-avs

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  3. capsfan14 - Jul 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    This guy is a bust, his game isin’t developed enough for the North American stage..

  4. vshehane - Jul 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    LOL. Sour grapes much Capsfan? This kid is barely 19. Preds nade a steal dumping Erat for him.

    • capsfan14 - Jul 20, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      I was saying this way before the caps drafted him. We’ll see who’s laughing in a few years when this guy is either back in Sweden playing for his 2nd division team, or a 2nd line AHLer.

  5. vshehane - Jul 20, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Yeah and you are stuck with Erat half assing it.

    • capsfan14 - Jul 21, 2013 at 7:18 AM

      No, we are “stuck” with a player that consistently puts up around 50 points, that has and will contribute more to any team than Forsberg ever will. Most of the hype surrounding this guy comes from his last name, which in no way is connected to the legend that is Peter Forsberg.

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