Saturday, February 9, 2008

New Flyer Lines and the Daily Foppa

A quick update before today's game:

*New Flyer Lines. With the injury to Scottie Upshall and the return of Joffrey Lupul, the Flyers will have a new look on their top two lines:

Gagne Richards Lupul
Hartnell Briere Downie
Umberger Carter Knuble
Cote Dowd Kapanen

Both of the top lines are a good mix of scoring and energy, so if these guys develop some chemistry the Flyers should remain potent.

*The Daily Foppa. New information about Peter Forsberg seems to come out every few hours. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren made the following comments about the superstar:

"If Peter is not healthy, he will not come back to the NHL. I have full confidence in that...... I don't think he would come back unless he feels he can play at the level he needs to play. That's his big thing. He was embarrassed last year. . . . He doesn't want to put himself in that position again."

All signs point to the fact that if Forsberg is healthy, he will be signing with the Flyers. The only thing keeping him away right now is his health. The longer this situation takes, the more concerned we should all be getting. If Foppa doesn't know by now if he is healthy enough to play, how is he going to know next week?

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