Peter Forsberg inducted into the IIHF Hall of fame
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11-23-2012, 02:30 PM
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The game of "what if" has trails. What if Quebec hadn't relocated to Colorado. A Patrick Roy trade from Montreal to Quebec would likely have never happened based on the rivalry and geography, perhaps the non-relocated Nordiques don't win a Cup with another goalie and historical analysis replaces maelstrom with something more tepid.
It is an obvious guessing game how Forsberg on the Flyers would have altered history but the Flyers-Montreal blockbuster (LeClair/Desjardins) trade probably isn't made. Even coaches and front office decisions would have varied from what transpired over time. But the absence of the Cup is what tantalizes the thought process.
Q: What if the Flyers had drafted Larry Robinson instead of Larry Wright, in '71?
A: Bernie Parent never loses his eye, Leach doesn't win the Smythe in '76, and god knows what happens with potential Stanley Cups.
Q: What if Lindbergh doesn't lose control of his vehicle?
A: Ron Hextall may never score the goals that inspired Brodeur to develop the aspect of his game. Hextall may never have the season he did in '87.
Q: What if Jay Snider hadn't fired Clarke in '90?
A: With the 4th overall pick, Clarke targets one Jaromir Jagr changing the landscape of the Patrick division forever. The Flyers may never trade for Lindros.
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