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04-11-2008, 01:55 PM
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Can the Wild Contain Forsberg?

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.

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04-11-2008, 02:19 PM
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I certainly hope not.

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All it takes is one big hit, and Forsberg's done. Set Boogaard and Simon on him.

Forsberg can be contained, and the Wild will do it.

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Didn't we do a good job last game? I know we did leave Avs 3rd line unchecked though.

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All it takes is one big hit, and Forsberg's done. Set Boogaard and Simon on him.
So you think their only shot it to have "intent to injure" eh? Hmm...

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At the same time, all it takes is one big hit and Gaborik is done.

Seriously, is that your mentality? You can't win unless you injure the other team's superstars?

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All it takes is one big hit, and Forsberg's done. Set Boogaard and Simon on him.

Forsberg can be contained, and the Wild will do it.
Bowman tried it with Probert, and Probert wound up on the receiving end of it.

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All it takes is one big hit, and Forsberg's done. Set Boogaard and Simon on him.

Forsberg can be contained, and the Wild will do it.
Forsberg isn't your typical soft Euro. He's not going to shy away from anyone.

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04-12-2008, 12:32 AM
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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.

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04-12-2008, 12:38 AM
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Forsberg isn't your typical soft Euro. He's not going to shy away from anyone.
But but Euro= Soft, no passion, money stealing players.

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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.

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04-12-2008, 01:28 PM
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i am more worried about Sakic and Smyth, everyone knows Sakic will be great but Smyth is somehow still overlooked. He is extremely dangerous...

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Seriously, is that your mentality? You can't win unless you injure the other team's superstars?
So you're just going to ignore my second statement there? Nice reading skills

The point that I'm trying to make is that Forsberg is going to be a non-factor, because he is going to get injured sooner or later. Until then, the Wild will have no problem containing him.

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04-12-2008, 02:14 PM
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Injury

Last night, it looked dangerously close, when Forsberg performed one of his awesome backward, triple toe flips in the neutral ice. Amazingly, Peter got off the ice and just shook it off.

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It's amazing to me how strong he is with the puck sometimes, and then other times it appears as if he skates like a 5 year old when someone pokes him in the back.

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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.

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04-12-2008, 10:19 PM
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He's just a piece of work, that Forsberg.

Nobody has such high dual levels of skill and physical presence at the same time, so it has to be frustrating as hell to play against him.

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He's just a piece of work, that Forsberg.

Nobody has such high dual levels of skill and physical presence at the same time, so it has to be frustrating as hell to play against him.
Well, I do agree, he is a serious bull on the puck, and it must be even more frustrating when he embellishes when you know he could have stayed on his feet if he really wanted to.

He was REALLY good in Game 2, and I just hope the age can catch up to him before he hurts us more.

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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?"

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