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01-29-2007, 10:22 AM
Join Date: Apr 2004
dave4- I understand your concern. But I wouldn't worry all that much.
First of all I think this Forsberg getting moved story is mostly a media creation.
Philly media are pushing for Forsberg to be moved for a PO run with another team with the notion
that he still would resign with them this summer.
That makes allot of sense for Philly, but it have made just as much sense for all poor teams with vets in the same situation for the last 15 years, and I am not sure if I can think of one example were a vet have wanted to abandon his team for a short run with another organization. Forsberg have also only played for 3 organizations in his life, from his birth, MoDo, Qubeck/Colorado and Philly.
I can see Forsberg getting moved if Philly still wants to move him, despite not getting him back this summer. Which I don't think they want to do.
Or if Forsberg asks for a trade, despite Philly not wanting to move him, which I doubt he will do.
But I just don't buy the whole thing about renting him to another team. Every single player in this league cares about his reputation. What would Forsbergs be if he is sent to Montreal for a good package, gets bigger trouble with his foot and sucks for them in the PO's and they go nowere, and Forsberg returns to Philly to play for them again next season. I don't see him gooing anywhere without commiting longterm for that team.
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