I don't think there is the same respect for Forsberg actually. There is so much more hype, there are so much more speculations there are so much more talk about his injuries, private life (although Foppa rarely reveals anything).
When it's about Sundin, it's about Sundin and nothing else. Forsberg is like a mini Beckham here in Sweden, therefore I think Sundin is more respected - not only by the fans but also by the media. That's my opinion at least.