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View Poll Results: If Forsberg decides to come back, are you interested?
Yes, sign him! 62 53.45%
No way, been there done that 46 39.66%
I'm not Homer, therefore I'm apathetic 8 6.90%
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01-23-2009, 08:25 PM
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Forsberg cant play with other players?
He can, but why would he not play with Gags? Gagne has been struggling (kinda) since the injury and he and Foppa have proven chemistry. Theoretically, Forsberg can play with everyone--or anywhere for that matter. But there should be no reason as to why he wouldn't be on a line with Gagne.

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01-23-2009, 08:26 PM
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Well the Avs suck.

If he wanted to take a real low salary like Shanny they could definitely bring him in now and it wouldn't be that tough to fit Briere when he came back.
He has stated before, if he's playing it's not for the money. Hopefully that still remains true.

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01-23-2009, 08:34 PM
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I can't see him coming back at all... but if he does it should be with the Rangers.

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01-23-2009, 08:44 PM
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I can't see him coming back at all... but if he does it should be with the Rangers.
Rangers? Why? Cause of Naslund? Rangers are always after every free agent. It will be between the Avs and Flyers.

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01-23-2009, 08:45 PM
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I agree Flyers or Aves. He's going to a team he's comfortable with, with guys he knows.

I mean Peter Forsberg said that Simon Gagne is the purest shooter he's ever played with . . .

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01-23-2009, 08:48 PM
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if he is cheap why not...last year i was against bringing him back because i thought the younger players would wait each game to see if foppa was playing and let it affet their game.

this season i don't feel that way...carter seems not to care who his line mates are or who his opponent is, he just goes out and plays...richards is the emotional leader of the team and these guys no what they did last year w/o foppa.


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01-23-2009, 08:50 PM
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If he comes back it iss to win a cup, so i doubt he'd want to go to the Avs this year.

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01-23-2009, 09:09 PM
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Isn't Forsberg in Sweden now? how could be be skating with Flyers players? but hey if it's true i have no complaints

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01-23-2009, 09:29 PM
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I agree Flyers or Aves. He's going to a team he's comfortable with, with guys he knows.

I mean Peter Forsberg said that Simon Gagne is the purest shooter he's ever played with . . .
I love every time i play 09 and use Gagne, i get to hear about Peter. lol

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Am I correct to think that Forsberg said he felt he owed the Flyers something after he was traded?

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Am I correct to think that Forsberg said he felt he owed the Flyers something after he was traded?
I've heard that been said but i have never actually seen a report or a video of him saying it

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I've heard that been said but i have never actually seen a report or a video of him saying it
I thought I did too. Something along the lines of him not feeling he lived up to the contract and was disapointed and let the organization down.

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I thought I did too. Something along the lines of him not feeling he lived up to the contract and was disapointed and let the organization down.
yeah I know i've heard something about that but I dont know if that just came up in the euphoria of Peter possibly coming back last year and it gave us false hope

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As much as we all hate Ek here. He posted something on the Foppa front.

"There were even some very erroneous rumours that Forsberg practiced with some of the Flyers today.."

I for one, do not believe this talk is true. Do teams even practice during the all star break?
Then later in his blog he wrote, "I asked the Flyers and was told that, "He is not practicing with us."

I don't buy this for one second.

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As much as we all hate Ek here. He posted something on the Foppa front.

"There were even some very erroneous rumours that Forsberg practiced with some of the Flyers today.."

I for one does not believe this talk is true. Does teams even practice in the all star break?
Then later in his blog wrote, "I asked the Flyers and was told that, "He is not practicing with us."

I don't buy this for one second.
Also im pretty sure Peter is in Sweden, and I dont see any Flyers besides the off chance of Gagne going to Sweden on their all star break

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01-23-2009, 10:14 PM
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Also im pretty sure Peter is in Sweden, and I dont see any Flyers besides the off chance of Gagne going to Sweden on their all star break
Good point there. I really think Ek sits there and, just comes up with the most ******** rumors sometimes.

edit: most of the time*

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Good point there. I really think Ek sits there and, just comes up with the most ******** rumors sometimes.

edit: most of the time*
occasionally he just waits for TSN to break the story and then he acts like he broke it

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As much as we all hate Ek here. He posted something on the Foppa front.

"There were even some very erroneous rumours that Forsberg practiced with some of the Flyers today.."

I for one, do not believe this talk is true. Do teams even practice during the all star break?
Then later in his blog he wrote, "I asked the Flyers and was told that, "He is not practicing with us."

I don't buy this for one second.
I, too, find it tough to believe he was practicing with current Flyers in the area.

As far as scheduled practices, my guess is that teams are not permitted to have any formal practices during the All-Star Break but there is nothing stopping players to willingly get together.

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I think I do it for the entertainment factor too. If they could also manage to get some sort of force for the blueline, i don't see how the team wouldn't be cup favorites at that point.

realistically, i see neither happening, but boy oh boy i can dream.

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I, too, find it tough to believe he was practicing with current Flyers in the area.

As far as scheduled practices, my guess is that teams are not permitted to have any formal practices during the All-Star Break but there is nothing stopping players to willingly get together.
TSN had a segment on him two days ago from Sweden, where they/he said he was preparing to get in shape in the attempt to make an NHL comeback.

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Cup 09

Lupul-Richards-Giroux

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Gagne-Forsberg-Knuble

Upshall-Powe-Cote/Asham

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Lupul-Richards-Giroux

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That would be just ****ing sick.

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Has there been any word on if forsberg is even practicing at all? I remember last year he practiced with modo before he came back to test his feet...but i havent read anything about that this year.

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Has there been any word on if forsberg is even practicing at all? I remember last year he practiced with modo before he came back to test his feet...but i havent read anything about that this year.
Here you go...

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Peter Forsberg, some little Swedish birdies tell me, has resumed skating with his old local team, Modo. So far so good, the birdies chirped well enough for me to make out.

This is the next phase in Foppa Comeback, Version 8.0 or so.

Would he want to play for the Avalanche, assuming hell be healthy enough? Good question, but I think so. His heart, his penthouse and his girlfriend all are here. Plus, hes always had something of a hero complex, I think. I think he likes being the savior, and thats certainly the reception hed get here right now.

But the thing Ill always say about All Things Foppa is well see.

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Put Gormley in the "no" category:
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Asked last week what he thought of Shanahan's debut with the Devils, Holmgren became testy with Comcast Sportsnet reporter Jon Boruk.

"I'm not sure what I think matters to them," Holmgren said. "What's the sense of commenting on that? I think the Devils are a good team. I'm sure having Brendan is not going to hurt them."

Holmgren clearly wanted Shanahan in a Flyers uniform and might go after him again as a free agent on July 1.

Jilted twice by a pair of future Hall of Famers, Holmgren is now toying with the idea of bringing in a third -- 35-year-old center Peter Forsberg.

Holmgren revealed in a conference call Thursday that he has spoken with Forsberg about his latest comeback attempt and has kept in touch with his agent, Don Baizley.

It is difficult to gauge how much a healthy Forsberg would command on the open market, but since the Colorado Avalanche paid him $1.1 million last season for 42 days, it's a safe bet the Flyers could get him for about the same price.

Which begs these three questions: Why? Why? Why?

In his prime, Forsberg was an absolute force capable of winning playoff series by himself. But that was 10 years ago, before he signed with the Flyers in 2005 and began a three-year injury odyssey that included abbreviated stops in Nashville and Colorado, along with countless trips to foot surgeons and skate manufacturers.

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