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Forsberg?

Post by nucklehead_88 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:17 pm

Tommy Larcheid reported before the game tonight and they confirmed it during the second intermission on the TEAM1040, that the Canucks have expressed a great intrest in Peter Forsberg. Trying to find it writing right now.
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Re: Forsberg?

Post by Cornuck » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:41 pm

Philly's interested too.

I'm sure Gillis won't play the "waiting for a semi-retired Swede to make up his mind" game again though.
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Re: Forsberg?

Post by Todd Bersnoozi » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:55 pm

Sure, why not. He can join our crew who gets injured often. Gillis pulled the rabbit out of the hat before, maybe he can do it again.

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Re: Forsberg?

Post by Arachnid » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:32 pm

:lol:

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you'd think mg would learn from his experiment from last year
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Post by Farhan Lalji » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:39 pm

Gillis can slobber over Forsberg's balls all he wants, but the fact of the matter is that Forsberg is INSANELY loyal.....meaning that he'll only play for Colorado or Philadelphia. If it's not either of those teams, then it will probably be NYR or another Eastern Conference team (out of respect for Colorado).

However - IF there was the 0.0001% chance that Forsberg was healthy and was open to playing outside Colorado/Philly, then I'd make a move for him. It just has no chance of happening.

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Re: Forsberg?

Post by Robert » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:44 pm

Arachnid wrote::lol:

Lame Swede Part Deux


you'd think mg would learn from his experiment from last year
Do you think Foresberg would be as bad as Sundin? Two in a row would suck...

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Post by Farhan Lalji » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:52 pm

Robert wrote:
Arachnid wrote::lol:

Lame Swede Part Deux


you'd think mg would learn from his experiment from last year
Do you think Foresberg would be as bad as Sundin? Two in a row would suck...
As much as people want to bash Sundin, here are a few facts:

1) ANYONE, no matter what age, would have great difficulty playing well coming into mid-season. Scott Niedermayer from a few years ago and Sergei Fedorov from 1998 are great examples.

2) Sundin was actually starting to play really well for us in the playoffs. He was a PPG player and was really starting to come on strong during the Chicago series.

I would love to have Forsberg here......it just has almost no chance of happening.

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Post by dr.dork » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:00 am

Farhan Lalji wrote: 1) ANYONE, no matter what age, would have great difficulty playing well coming into mid-season. Scott Niedermayer from a few years ago and Sergei Fedorov from 1998 are great examples.

2) Sundin was actually starting to play really well for us in the playoffs. He was a PPG player and was really starting to come on strong during the Chicago series.
What Farhan said.

Forsberg has always been a special talent who can miss a whole season and come back and be a point per game player.

And I will always maintain that independent of what Sundin did or didn't do (and I agree with Farhan's assessment on this) he was a no risk proposition. We didn't give up anyone to get Sundin and we had the cap space. So it was a nobrainer.

The cap is weird when it comes to injuries, so I don't know if we have cap space for Forsberg, but if we do I wouldn't be opposed. Yes, he may get hurt or he may flop (no pun intended) but I favour this shot over a deadline deal which would cost us dearly in draft picks or prospects.

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Post by Island Nucklehead » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:07 am

dr.dork wrote: The cap is weird when it comes to injuries, so I don't know if we have cap space for Forsberg, but if we do I wouldn't be opposed. Yes, he may get hurt or he may flop (no pun intended) but I favour this shot over a deadline deal which would cost us dearly in draft picks or prospects.
Certainly with Demitra out for (seemingly) forever, coupled with the Canucks other injuries, I can't fathom a situation where we wouldn't be able to sign this guy.

The real questions are, do we want him and would he come here? Certainly, at this point, and given his previous service, Philly would have to be favorites. From our standpoint, given our current roster situation Gillis would be a fool to not at least kick the tires on this guy.

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Re: Forsberg?

Post by Broda » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:20 am

Was listening to Rick ball earlier today.. well yesterday now i guess but they were saying a bunch of canucks brass were in Sweden or Finland wherever this international tournement is being played right now, along with other nhl scouts but yeah think they said, Gilman, Gagner, Delorme and Gradin were all there to either watch him or someone else i guess..

I would be down for forseberg forsure, if he could be point a game like Sundin was in the playoffs for us i would take him in a heart beat. He isn't going to play if his foot won't allow him to. So i don't see why any team adding a veteran of his calibre to the line up would be a bad thing. Heres hoping... we got an early christmas present last year hopefully another this year... sadly i doubt i will be in Barbados during the annoucement...

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Re: Forsberg?

Post by Arachnid » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:21 am

Farhan Lalji wrote:
Robert wrote:
Arachnid wrote::lol:

Lame Swede Part Deux


you'd think mg would learn from his experiment from last year
Do you think Foresberg would be as bad as Sundin? Two in a row would suck...
As much as people want to bash Sundin, here are a few facts:

1) ANYONE, no matter what age, would have great difficulty playing well coming into mid-season. Scott Niedermayer from a few years ago and Sergei Fedorov from 1998 are great examples.

2) Sundin was actually starting to play really well for us in the playoffs. He was a PPG player and was really starting to come on strong during the Chicago series.

I would love to have Forsberg here......it just has almost no chance of happening.

drdork's WCE re-union ideas have a better chance of taking place. ;)
An injury prone aging Viking coming in to save the day?

Matts wasn't even sore coming here and look how long he took to get going in the Best League in the World © and it arguable his contribution because we needed his leadership AND points in the Chicago series and it didn't happen...and for the record...I like the guy.

I love the Swedes but I would rather give the future a chance (Grabs, Sherrif) besides, are we that desparate right now? Are we losing? Are we in last? :drink:

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Re: Forsberg?

Post by the toucan kid » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:01 am

If he wants to come here, and will play for a reasonable fee on a one year deal. Absolutely, the worst that can happen is that he gets hurt and we're where we are right now.

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Re: Forsberg?

Post by Jelly » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:15 am

sign Forsberg to 5 million dollar contract.
put Forsberg on IR.
Wait for playoffs
Dress Forsberg
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Seriously, the guy can win you games with one hand and one ankle, if he wants to play for us and he can get himself into shape while on the IR, I'm sure we could use him.

Game speed wise, playoffs are a different beast, the game slows down and the thrill of being in the playoffs take over. Look at Sundin last year, he just "suddenly" became better?

If Colorado keeps the crazy run going, Forsberg is going there.
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Re: Forsberg?

Post by levelheaded » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:05 pm

Nope. He's not worth the headache. He's one of the most talented players ever, yet there's a reason he doesn't have a contract. Can he contribute? Yes. However, he'll be out of the lineup far more than he'll be in it which will mean constant line juggling and shuffling. It'll disrupt chemistry, and I garuantee he'll be no more effective than Sundin was. He's a total no-go for me.

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Re: Forsberg?

Post by nucklehead_88 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:45 pm

keep in mind he's been playing all year so he'll be in better shape than sundin was
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