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Blackhawks Daily: Gustav Forsling Has Been A Force



The NHL is a league that gives people dedicated to their craft opportunities. Now and again we see players rise from the ashes to become stars down the liners One player who is a great example of this is Gustav Forsling. 

The Chicago Blackhawks gave up on him when they traded him at a young age to the Carolina Hurricanes. He didn’t find his groove there either. Carolina eventually put him on waivers and Florida claimed him.  

Getting the Florida Panthers sweater on was the best thing to ever happen to Forsling. He went from a journeyman depth guy/scratch to a number-one defenseman. 

So far in the playoffs, he has been completely dominant. Putting up points has become second nature for him which has helped their offense reach a new level.

He is also tasked with shutting down top players from across the league. He has played a big role in stopping players like Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos, David Pastrnak, Artemi Panarin, and Mika Zibanejad. Now, he is doing a number on Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl who have a combined one point in the first two games.

There are still two more wins to earn for Florida to win it’s first ever Stanley Cup but Forsling seems up to the task. With other studs around him like Aaron Ekblad and Brandon Montour, it seems like they have the recipe needed to get this done.

Did the Blackhawks make a mistake? Maybe. However, he would not be thriving like he is right now without being put in the perfect situation. Now, Gustav Forsling is one of the best in the NHL.

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