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Forsberg Failure?

Posted in Hockey, Injury, NHL, Peter Forsberg with tags , , , , on March 12, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Just a week into the Peter Forsberg experiment,  it appears to be going South.  Forsberg has missed the Avs last two games due to a groin injury which proves it is more than his ankle that will have trouble keeping up in the NHL. 

Forsberg has always had trouble staying the lineup and missed most of this season due to a recurring ankle injury.  In a surprise move he signed with the Avs days after saying he would not play in the NHL this year. 

I personally think the signing was a poor decision as Colorado has had no trouble scoring goals, and at the time were getting their injured stars back.  Who knows though, only time will tell if this was a good or bad decision for the Avs.

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Two Stars Back Tonight

Posted in Hockey, NHL, Peter Forsberg, pittsburgh penguins, Ryan Smyth, sid the kid, Sidney Crosby, sports, Vancouver Canucks with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Both Sidney Crosby and Peter Forsberg will be returning to the game tonight. 

Sid the kid had been out since January with a high ankle sprain and will join his Pittsburgh Penguin teammates as they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Meanwhlie out West Peter Forsberg will join the Colorado Avalanche as they face the Vancouver Canucks.  He will be a welcome addition as Colorado recently lost both Ryan Smyth and Marek Svatos for long periods of time.

The Day After

Posted in All-star, Anaheim Ducks, brad richards, Campbell, Colorado Avalanche, deadline, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Mats Sundin, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, NHLPA, Peter Forsberg, pittsburgh penguins, Richards, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, trade with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Well it is one day after the NHL trade deadline and the balance of power remains on the West, although Pittsburgh has put themselves in a good spot this year in the East.  The Penguins may have given up their future however for this season, especially if Hossa opts to test the free-agent waters.

In the West Dallas and San Jose both bolstered their rosters with trade deadline pickups in Brad Richards and Brian Campbell, while Detroit and Colorado both added to their defense corps.  Colorado also made a splash with the signing of Peter Forsberg who will help the Avalanche get on the scoreboard more often.

The surprise of the deadline was the trade of Huet from Montreal for relatively nothing.  Price however backed up the trade by posting an impressive win last night.

Who will be the long term winners?  We won’t find out until the last games are played.

Deadline Day

Posted in Alex Tanguay, All-star, Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Campbell, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Cliff Fletcher, Colorado Avalanche, deadline, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Habs, huet, John Ferguson Jr, Martin Lapointe, Mats Sundin, Mike Keenan, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Peter Forsberg, Phoenix Coyotes, pittsburgh penguins, Ray Emery, Richards, Roberto luongo, Salary Cap, San Jose Sharks, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, trade, TSN, Vancouver Canucks, Washington with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Well today is the big day and the moves are already happening.  So far the East has done a few minor deals and lost some big names and the West has continued to improve, sounds like the NBA does it not?  So far we have Brad Richards going to the Stars while Brian Campbell is now a member of the San Jose Sharks.  In a surprise move the Habs unloaded Huet to the Washington Capitals for only a second round draft pick. 

I will keep updating throughout the day!

Phoenix gets Marcel Hossa, Al Montoya and New York  for Fredrik Sjostrom, Josh Gratton and David Leneveu

Toronto trades chad kilger to florida for a 3rd round pick

L.A. trades brad stuart to Detroit for a 2nd and 4th round pick

The wild acquire Chris Simon from the Islanders for a 5th round draft pick

Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis traded to Pittburgh from Atlanta for Angelo Esposito, Colby Armstrong and Erik Christenson and a 1st round pick

New york gets Christian backman from St Louis for a 4th round pick

Toronto trades Hal Gill to Pittsburgh for 2nd and 5th round pick

Matt Cooke traded from Vancouver to Washington for Matt Pettinger

San Jose Gets Rob Davidson from the New York islanders for a 7th round pick

Colorado Gets Adam Foote from Columbus for a 1st round pick+pick if foote resigns

Washington gets Fedorov from Columbus for ted ruth

Ottawa gets Martin Lapointe from Chicago for a 6th round pick

Carolina gets Ruutu from Chicago for Andrew Ladd

Colorado gets Salei from Florida for Skrastins and a 3rd round pick

Washington gets Huet from Montreal for a 2nd round pick

Dallas gets Smith, Jokinen and Halpern from Tampa for Brad Richards and Holmqvist

San Jose gets Brian Campbell and a 7th round pick from Buffalo for Steve Bernier for a 1st round pick

Florida gets Wade Belak from Toronto for a 5th round pick

New Jersey gets Salvador form St Louis for Janssen

Forsberg Back

Posted in All-star, Colorado Avalanche, Hockey, NHL, Peter Forsberg, Stanley Cup with tags , , , , on February 25, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Peter Forsberg has changed his mind and has decided to return to the NHL.  He signed a one year contract with his former club, the Colorado Avalanche.  The Swedish sniper has missed this season with an ankle injury and had stated last week that he did not feel he could play this year, but obviously that has changed. 

 Colorado is trying to get back into the playoffs and currently sit in 10th place in the West.  They have dealt with injuries all year but have recently got most of their players back.

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Forsberg back in the NHL?

Posted in All-star, Hockey, NHL, Peter Forsberg, Stanley Cup with tags , , , on January 21, 2008 by flamesfan77

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With the recent news that Peter Forsberg is now practicing with his hometown team Modo many are wondering if he will soon be joining an NHL team in hopes of adding some scoring presence.  The former all-star has had injuries in previous seasons and many are wondering what he has left, but for the right price he can be an effective scorer for a short period of time.  It is not sure what he would be asking but I am sure he would not be making the millions that he has enjoyed in the past, and an incentive laden contract would work best for both parties. 

 Forsberg has expressed interest in participating in the LG Hockey Games which are hosted in Stockholm between February 7-10. This would be perfect timing for NHL teams to see what he has left as the deadline to sign a player for this season is February 26. TSN Article