What Sore Foot?: Forsberg Makes Olympic Cut

January 2nd, 2010 by Billy West Leave a reply »
Is Peter Forsberg a player that we are going to look back on and say, "What an awesome player, but what ever happened to him?"

When I think of great players, names come to mind such as Gretzky (of course), Lemieux, and players today like Ovechkin and Crosby, but I put Forsberg in a special place that says, "shear skill and finesse, and more than able to throw his weight around'.

Forsberg has never played a regular season of ice hockey with a negative +/- rating, even in those two shocking Flyers seasons he managed +21 and +2. He is eighth in the NHL for points per game with 1.254, and plays a selfless style of hockey which sees many of his unexpected passes reach the tape of a player with an empty portion of net directly in front of them.

Writing this I'm reminded of Claude Giroux, a "mini Forsberg" in the making, in my mind, in that his passes seem to even surprise his linemates at times, and even the goalie for that matter. If the Flyers even try to include him in a trade for Kovalchuk as rumored, I'll lose all faith in Flyers GM Paul Holmgren, but that's another topic.

Forsberg has been named in the Swedish team to take ice at Va ...

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