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.
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.
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.
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 he’ll be healthy enough? Good question, but I think so. His heart, his penthouse and his girlfriend all are here. Plus, he’s always had something of a hero complex, I think. I think he likes being the savior, and that’s certainly the reception he’d get here right now.
But the thing I’ll always say about All Things Foppa is “we’ll see.”
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.