After two blowouts, Forsberg brings hope


Could he save the Avs season?!

I don't care whether you like him or not, there is no questioning that when he was at his prime, Peter the great was one of the best players in the league. That is why the idea of getting a 70% Forsberg is a sign of hope for a struggling team. After two home blowouts against the Predators and Bruins. The team lacked energy or heart minus a couple of players, of course Duchene showed up. So far after todays full practice with the team, Foppa looked pretty darn good. I would even say he was flying during practice and looked really good. So far so good with the foot as he looked fine during practice. People in Denver are starting to get optomistic on his return and Adrian Dater even put it at a 99.9% chance that he will sign with the team. Also putting a date of Feb 3rd against Minnesota.

All I can say is honestly Forsberg does not bring anything except benefits to this team. He might be a distraction at first, but even if he doesn't play consitently he will bring so much to our youth movement of a team. Forsberg could bring so much to players like Duchene, O'Reilly, and Stewart off the ice and on. I can't wait to see what he can bring and get ready for quite the ride. I am excited as well as the city of Denver, and we will see what the next few weeks bring!

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George Prax's picture

Russ I think you're a little caught up in the Forsberg fanfare but I do agree that in the right role, Forsberg can definitely contribute to the Avs. But the guy was barely visible in the Olympics last year and it's only a matter of time before the foot starts acting up again. That being said, with all the injuries the Avs have he definitely can contribute, but don't bring up the Peter Forsberg of Old because I don't think he's the same player anymore.

George Prax's picture
Micheal A. Aldred wrote:

He'll bring a clubbed foot and a no-playoff-performance. Also, with the way teams are snagging people off waivers, I'm sure there are other teams that would probably try and grab him off entry waivers.

He doesn't have to go through waivers because he didn't play in the NHL last season. Because, apparently, that makes sense.

Russell Dornisch's picture

George, it isn't that I am getting caught up, it's that even if he doesn't play, he can bring so much to the team off the ice helping the younger players. Also I didn't bring up the old Forsberg, I was simply stating a Forsberg at 70%. That isn't the Forsberg of old. Last time he came back and had foot problems, he still contributed 14 points in 9 games. I'l take that especially after losing Fleischmann for the season.

As for the waiver rule, it isn't just that he didn't play last year, it is that he hasn't played for any team in the wolrd this year. He is a straight free agent that is free to sign with what ever team he wants. The other guys that are getting grabbed off of waivers played in Europe this year, that is why they must pass through waivers. In essence the rule is to stop players trying to get out of europe in the middle of the season to join a particular team, thus trying to stop them from coming here. It somewhat makes sense to me.

nowhere's picture
Micheal A. Aldred wrote:

I also can't stand Detroit, so they can eat a boat load of ass.

I could understand hating the Red Wings if they were actually a modern day rival of your beloved Maple Leafs, so your hatred is nothing more than thinly veiled jealousy.

I'd love for Forsberg to return, just so we could send him home for the summer again. Wink

George Prax's picture

I can buy the off the ice argument, but I don't think he's back to help the team off the ice.

Russell Dornisch's picture

I have been watching all of the practices and videos on Peter and he is absolutely working hard and skating hard. I think he can contribute a little bit to the team on the ice as well. I mean I would even be ok with him playing two games resting two type of play, because honestly he still, in my mind, is a point per game player. We will just have to wait and see. Today was another successful day for him.

Russell Dornisch's picture

The Red Wings have a hate like the Lakers and Yankees have... it is an understood hate because they are always at the top and they never seem to have periods of being bad for very long. They always find the right players and always get passed little bumps with success.

So a fan of the Maple Leafs will hate the Red Wings due to the fact that they always seem to be in long periods of no success.

Kyle Andrew Busch's picture

10000000% agree with Russel, people hate the winners. That's why I hate the Penguins so much. Anyways, seeing Forsberg coming back to the Avs makes me remember the old days where the Wings and Avs would square off in a good old fashioned blood bath. Maybe Detroit should sign Igor Larionov (what is he like 59 now?) to go after him again lol

nowhere's picture

If there's a team that I "hate", it's for more substantive reasons, like with the original Avs/Wings rivalry. There was bad blood between the teams & they were both really good.

I stand with my original opinion that it's more a case of petty jealousy to hate just because a franchise is successful.

Russell Dornisch's picture
nowhere wrote:

If there's a team that I "hate", it's for more substantive reasons, like with the original Avs/Wings rivalry. There was bad blood between the teams & they were both really good.

I stand with my original opinion that it's more a case of petty jealousy to hate just because a franchise is successful.

Well I agree, it depends on how you feel. I hate Detroit not because they win, but because of the rivalry existed with them and the Avs. But there are a lot of people who will base their hate of a team on their constant success.