Forsberg MUST sit out the Olympics
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02-03-2006, 10:55 AM
A Fistful of Dollars
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Originally Posted by
Sniders this teams freaking owner, he has a right to
his injury-prone star forward to sit out. Likewise, Forsberg has every right to go and play for Sweden whether Snider wants it or not. There isn't anything disgraceful about running a team properly, that is unless your name is Wang, Milbury, or Wirtz.
From a purely selfish point of view as a Flyers' fan, I would want any potential barrier to a successful Cup run to be avoided and that includes injured stars playing in the Olympics. I understand the significance of any athlete representing his country so Forsberg's stance is not surprising and I respect him for yearning. But I would also hope that he realizes the magnitude of his importance to his Flyers' teammates, their fans and the ownership. I think, too, buried in the subconscious is the fact that the Flyers are not winning. If the team was ripping up the NHL, without Forsberg, perhaps we'd have a different opinion. I think I would.
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