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02-14-2011, 06:48 PM
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He was finished after the season we traded him to Nashville. The only person on the planet who didn't know that was Peter Forsberg. His body just cannot hold up.
And you know the ins and outs of his body?

God forbid the guy loves the game that was his lifestyle and living. He tried to train and worked his way back, but realized he wouldn't do any good for the team. I give the guy credit for working at least some kind of a comeback when everyone told him "no" and "you can't."

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And you know the ins and outs of his body?

God forbid the guy loves the game that was his lifestyle and living. He tried to train and worked his way back, but realized he wouldn't do any good for the team. I give the guy credit for working at least some kind of a comeback when everyone told him "no" and "you can't."
Of course anyone can give the guy credit for trying. But how many times do things out of your control force you to fail before you call it quits? Each time he strings people along for the ride and lets them down. Even if it's only 2 games.

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To each's own, I guess.

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why all the hate for forsberg?
his passion for hockey is what makes me a fan of the game
its just ashame injuries have diminished his once great career

he came back because he loves to play he loves the game

but he did it right
he came back played realized its over then retired
instead of getting hurt going on IR mulling retirement etc etc

it finally hit him this time

best of luck in life
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02-14-2011, 07:06 PM
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A lot of other guys love to play too, they don't keep coming back. It's easy for me to say right this moment, but each time the guy was doomed to fail.

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Bummer. HOF?

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Bummer. HOF?
Absolutely.

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02-14-2011, 09:52 PM
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Calgary up 5-0 already. I think we know the answer to "is Peter Forsberg a distraction?"

Oh, and Calgary gets a 5-minute PP to start the period.

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02-14-2011, 10:37 PM
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The only thing that is sad is how pathetic Forsberg looks. Again.
When he was on the Flyers..that whole foot soap opera got sooooo annoying I was glad when he was finally traded. It was like Waiting for Godot...or Foppa I suppose...

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02-14-2011, 11:08 PM
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And you know the ins and outs of his body?

God forbid the guy loves the game that was his lifestyle and living. He tried to train and worked his way back, but realized he wouldn't do any good for the team. I give the guy credit for working at least some kind of a comeback when everyone told him "no" and "you can't."
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why all the hate for forsberg?
his passion for hockey is what makes me a fan of the game
its just ashame injuries have diminished his once great career

he came back because he loves to play he loves the game

but he did it right
he came back played realized its over then retired
instead of getting hurt going on IR mulling retirement etc etc

it finally hit him this time

best of luck in life
Peter
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A lot of other guys love to play too, they don't keep coming back. It's easy for me to say right this moment, but each time the guy was doomed to fail.
Gotta side with GKJ on this one....If the guy was truly committed to a comeback, he needed to give it more than 2 games.....And if after 10-15 games he made this decision, I would feel a little better about it...but TWO GAMES????? I am sure the skill is still there, it is either pain in his foot, or whether he can skate. He should have at least given himself 10 games to see if he got his legs back or not, a couple years of practice doesnt cut it...

On the other hand, if the foot wasnt holding up, and he was having pain, he should have never signed the contract.

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I feel very fortunate to have seen Peter live when he was a Flyer. I respect the hell out of him for trying his hardest to play the game that he loved so much to the bitter end.

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02-15-2011, 05:31 PM
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On the other hand, if the foot wasnt holding up, and he was having pain, he should have never signed the contract.
Pain in practice/training and pain in games are two completely different things.

He did have two penalties. He may have just been continually beat and realized he couldn't keep up with the pace of the game. With the position that the Aves are in, he would do more bad than good, and retired so that he didn't hold back the team that helped build him up to where he was. That's just a guess though.

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