Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by SchwenningerWildWing, Mar 22, 2007.
Some here at the board had him as a potential 1st round pick. How was his 1st year in college?
he has only played 16 games this season, and only 5 in the second half of the season. he battled with injury the beginning of the year, and he only had 2 points in those 16 games. there isnt any way i see him going in the first round.
He's already been drafted (by Atlanta).
thats true he was. i forgot about that. i was just going off of what SchwenningerWildWing was saying.
in that case, then he has not lived up to his hype at all. he wont sign. they wont want him yet. he hasnt shown anything on college yet worth signing
he has battled injuries all season...has played a limited amount of games, more than liely will have surgery after season ends. so next year will be a fair time to judge him and see how he ends up with the sioux..i believe he has a history of different injuries so hope they stop...
He'll have another summer off due to surgery where he won't get any stronger. I think his lack of strength and his skating are his biggest problems right now.
Probably should have played a year of juniors as a minimum. The WCHA was just too big a jump for him. He has a long way to go before he matures physically and fills up his frame. I wouldn't right him off just yet since he will eventually be a pretty big boy but his skating has to improve.
He would have probably been better served playing junior hockey, especially with the injury last summer. He wasn't able to contribute much for UND this year. He needs some time to develop. In a couple years, he could turn into a nice player.
He's a freaking first year player who had a ton of injuries. Give the guy another few years. Sheesh.
I WOULD give him a break, if he wasn't playing for one of the country's most dominant teams, with some of he best players in the nation (Oshie, Duncan, Toews). look at our freshmen last year. they dominated, and now, as sophomores, are still dominating. maybe we got spoiled with Duncan, Oshie, and Toews, but Forney was supposed to be as great as Toews. Sure he started the season with an injury, and had one earlier in the season, but when he hasnt been playing, he has spent most of that time as a healthy scratch. not to say he doesnt have potential to break out next year, or even at the end of this year. look at Rylan Kaip last year: kid had no goals in the regular season, and had 2 in the NCAA playoffs. Vande Velde was the same this year. so you never know. all i know is, whatever the reason/excuse, he isnt playing up to how he was expected to. how many draft picks do YOU know of in the U.S. or Canada that are serving as healthy scratches for their teams? probably not many. and trust me, Hakstol knows whether to play him or not. this is the time of the year that Hak is best.
forney is hurt, good enough to go if need be in a bind but banged up, HE WILL HAVE SURGERY in off season..then we will see what happens next year..
Forney was a good HS player. He didn't contribute much to the Sioux this year because of his shoulder injury. I don't think he'll get much playing time next year either because of so many returning players. But we'll see. I don't mind him sticking around, he's a cutie!!
Forney got boosted from the State tourney his Sr year for an injury too, so that's two years in a row. In retrospect, he should've spent a year in Juniors. I think the UND coaching staff was reaching just a little bit and thinking Forney would be another Oshie with the Section 8 tie and all. There's no doubt he's a 4 year player.
I agree, the statement that Forney was going to be another Toews is a bit much. A 1st pick overall in the WHL draft compared to a Minnesota HS hockey player is a bit of a stretch. Anybody that thinks Forney will ever be as good as Toews just hasn't followed these guys closely enough.