Washington Capitals: Why Filip Forsberg Is the Prospect the Caps Must Hold on to

December 14th, 2012 by Robert Wood Leave a reply »
The Washington Capitals can always trade some of the prospects in their farm system to acquire veteran NHL players.

But here is why Filip Forsberg is the one prospect the Washington Capitals must hold on to.

Forsberg is ranked tenth among the Top 100 NHL Prospects, according to Hockey Prospectus.

Hockey's Future gave Filip Forsberg a prospect talent score of 8.0, which is equivalent to players such as Patrick Marleau, Jason Spezza and Mike Richards, according to the website's player system rating rules. 

And The Hockey News described Forsberg's career potential in his player profile as that of a "talented scoring winger with good upside."

But why should Filip Forsberg be the one prospect the Washington Capitals must hold on to?

After all, he is not even ranked first among the Top 10 Prospects in the Washington Capitals system, according to Hockey Prospectus.  That title belongs to Evgeny Kuznetsov, who is currently playing for Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL and is 10th in the league in points.

Filip Forsberg is actually ranked second on the Hockey Prospectus list, and is currently playing for Lek ...

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