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11-22-2006, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by #ZAMBONI# View Post

May be you don't know it , but Forsberg was and is still one of the best player of the NHL . I found very ironic the fact that the previous guy said he wouln't touch him because he's injury prone and because of his knees . Geez ! if you don't see that it is exactly something we could say about Saku ...
Maybe you don't understand this thing called a "salary cap", and teams have to follow it, and when you sign a player of Forsberg's salary, and his injuries, you have to make sacrifices to your team. Take a look at Philly, and how their hands are tied exactly because of moves like this. See the predicament they are in? You have an expensive player, with injury problems, that you couldn't move if you tried. Who could fit his salary into their lineup?

These sacrifices don't make sense for a player near the end of his career, and the price he demands. It doesn't make sense for a team to sacrifice the development of the internal youth in its organization, for a player who won't bring anything spectacular to its lineup.

Are you impressed with his 13 points, in 18 games, at the price he commands? This isn't the Forsberg from 2002.

So, go ahead and knock Saku, its obvious you don't see the intangibles he brings to this club. You think Forsberg is the leader this team would rally around? Is Saku beyond scrutiny? Nope. Is Saku injury prone? Somewhat. His eye injury would take any man out of the game, his Cancer wasn't his fault.

Please tell me what Forsberg would bring to this club, that would justify a trade for him? Go ahead, I'd love to hear it.

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