Playmakers are always the toughest to shut down. Everyone knows that Minny has to watch Joe Sakic, but can they keep Forsberg and his nearly league-high PPG hotstreak off the board, like they did in game 1?
I don't think they can, personally...and the Wild have an excellent defence.
we can't afford to play his game; he's a pest with immense talent.
You can see him get Burns to commit retaliatory penalties the past two games; they can't let him get to them.
And really, I don't think hitting him every chance you get does anything; I think its a matter of just playing him close and eliminating space. He just seems to thrive off of being hit.
Exactly. He is a great player and has awesome vision, but he is a master of the games he plays. I know that Avs fans will not be pleased when they read this, but his acting skills are amazing. He can get tapped by a stick and looks like some chopped his legs with an ax. Also like to rough up defenders and take extra shots, and then when he gets it back he is looking at the refs for a call. I know others do it but Forsberg has it down to a science.
The Wild need to do what Walz did to him, stay on his a** and be physical.
Everyone is hitting Forsberg. Even Demo got him good. Forsberg is no sprink chicken anymore. I think it will catch up to him. Wasn't he in the box when we scored our PP goal? So he must be getting just as frustrated or at least had one lapse.
Its not about hurting him. Its just getting into his head a little bit. He must have had Walz nighmares after the 2003 series. Burns is not enough of a vet to play the mind game. But he is young enough to not realize that Forsberg is an all time great and he is just a 4 year NHLer.
Guys like Forsberg are going to score. It happens. I think so far we have done a good job. 5 goals as a team in two OT games, i ll take that anyday.
I read this in on the Denver Post website. It was posted in regards to the stupid article a journalist wrote about the Wild and Minnesota.
"Oh and by the way, anyone cheering for a team with "flopmaster forsberg the floppiest flopper in the history of flopping who continues to flop regardless of proximity to opposing players" surrenders their right to criticize other teams or players. if a forsberg flops in a forest and no one sees it, do you homers still get a power play?"