the gap btw foppa and other players in WHATEVER league he played was ridiculous. I honestly don't think I watched ONE single game where a healthy peter forsberg wasn't a noticeable factor. Never coasted always dominating... dammit I miss foppa!
He was one of those rare players, where everyone on the opposing team knew he was on the ice, put there best full line against him,(best D and Forwards) and then he would just leave everybody wondering how the F he just did what he did. Whether it was sniping a ridiculous shot past your stonewall goalie, powering through you beast of a #1 d, or dangling your best defensive forward, he could do it all in one shift. Then he'd come back out and do it again every shift until the final horn blew.
IMO Forsberg was one of the most dominant forwards of all time when fully healthy.
Exhibit A as to how hockey doesn't matter on ESPN:
Last night an ESPN program was discussing how the Detroit Pistons needed a hero citing the heroes on the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and no mention of the Detroit Red Wings. All this despite the Red Wings probably being the most succesful team in Detroit right now.
Anyone else wonder why Forsberg wins this in a walk? I gave Crosby some love, not a lot of guys win the Hart, Ross, and then get injured in the next year only to tie for the league lead in playoff points.