Nashville Predators beat writer Emma Lingan recently caught up with Filip Forsberg for a summer check-in to see what he’s been up to during the offseason.
The 28-year-old forward revealed that he was a fan of two of the team’s younger centers, stating they were the two players he was most excited to see return in 2023.
“There’s tons of options, clearly,” Forsberg said. “I missed half the season so I just watched and I never even got to play with some of the young guys. But Cody Glass is one of those guys who took big steps last year. I’m excited to see what he can do. [Juuso Parssinen] missed a lot of games, too, but in the games he played, he was great for us. I think those two can really have a major impact on our team going forward.”
Forsberg also divulged that he’s a fan of the three key free-agent signings the team made last month, hinting that he might be open to playing with newly signed winger Gustav Nyquist, who he already has some history with.
“I’m excited about everybody we brought in,” Forsberg added. “I played with [Nyquist] in the (IIHF) World Championship a couple years ago and we won gold there, so that was good. I don’t know any of the other guys personally, but I’ve obviously been playing against [Luke Schenn] and [Ryan O’Reilly] for a really long time. I know what good players they are, and I’ve heard nothing but great things about them as people as well. So it’s going to be exciting to bring those guys on.”
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