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FILIP FORSBERG RUMORS

Preds' Forsberg returns from World Junior success, faces NHL grind

NASHVILLE -- As a 19-year-old transitioning to his first season of playing professional hockey in North America, Filip Forsberg did not exactly have the word "easy" in his vocabulary. In 12 games with the Nashville Predators, Forsberg, selected 11th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, tallied one goal and four assists with a minus-8 rating while averaging 11:41 in time on ice...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Filip Forsberg dazzles in World Juniors opener

Nashville Predators prospect Filip Forsberg has joined Team Sweden for the 2014 World Junior Championships and, in their opener, lead them to victory. The 19-year old Swedish captain recorded a goal and an assist in the 5-3 win over the Swiss on Thursday but the goal, in particular, was something to behold. Forsberg’s efforts begin at the 2:23 mark of the video below. Sweden has...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Trotz: Forsberg will be allowed to play in World Juniors

Nashville Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz went on The First Quarter on 102.5 The Game this morning and said 19-year old Swedish phenom Filip Forsberg would be allowed to play in the 2014 World Junior Championships in a couple weeks. “If he’s ready to come back and play, him and his agent have been offered the chance to play for Sweden,” Trotz said. “We need him back playing...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Coincidental or not, Preds struggle without Filip Forsberg

He may share a team-worst plus/minus rating, he may average less than 12 minutes of ice time a game and he may have only one point at even strength but, somehow, Filip Forsberg positively impacts the Nashville Predators. When the 19-year old Swedish phenom is in the lineup, the Preds are 8-2-1 this season. Without him? A putrid 0-5-1. Forsberg has missed time due to injury, has been...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Preds counting on Forsberg to change perceptions

NASHVILLE -- When Filip Forsberg arrived with the Nashville Predators last season, they were a drowning team. The 18-year-old Swede played five games just to get his feet wet. The Predators had acquired him from Washington in exchange for wing Martin Erat, a player whom Nashville coach Barry Trotz called on Wednesday probably the organizations top forward over the previous 10 years...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Teen Forsberg primed to take big leap with Preds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. It was quite the spring of 2013 for Filip Forsberg. Make your debut in the National Hockey League check. Graduate from high school back home in Sweden a few months later check. Get a driver's license check that one as still-to-be-checked. Yes, it has been quite the whirlwind for the former first-round draft pick (Washington Capitals), who was traded to...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Forsberg impresses in debut with Preds

Filip Forsberg made his much-anticipated NHL debut for the Nashville Predators against the Detroit Red Wings and got 18:37 seconds worth of ice time with two shots on goal. Detroit(More here)…
Via Smashville 24/7
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg could make NHL debut against Red Wings on Sunday

In a season that has been disappointing to fans an the team alike, the Nashville Predators announced that recent acquisition  Filip Forsberg has joined the team and could make his NHL debut on Sunday against the Detroit Red Wings.Here is the full release from the Predators...FILIP FORSBERG JOINS THE NASHVILLE PREDATORSNashville, Tenn. (April 13, 2013) – Nashville Predators...
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

What the hockey world has to say about Filip Forsberg…

Hockey Prospectus (link) “In Filip Forsberg, Nashville obtained a true elite prospect… Forsberg is highly skilled, with true plus puck skills and the ability to make defenders miss with consistency. He not only has top-end offensive talent, but also a good power game and a great work ethic. One NHL executive described him as a player who “instinctually seeks out contact...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals sign top pick Forsberg to 3-year deal

The Washington Capitals have signed first-round draft pick Filip Forsberg to a three-year contract. The team announced the deal Friday. The 17-year-old Forsberg, the 11th overall pick in last month's draft, will earn $832,500 if he plays in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL. Forsberg was Sweden's youngest player in the 2012 World Junior Championship. Team Sweden won its first...
Via AP on Fox
July 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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