Saturday, March 1, 2008

This is why we didn't want him: Forsberg still can't play

The Colorado Avalanche are quickly learning a lesson that the Flyers and their fans already knew: when healthy, Peter Forsberg is a great player, but when he's hurt, he's a real headache. In Forsberg's last few months with the Flyers, we never knew what we were gonna get from him. He would sit out a few games, play a few, and then sit out again. The Flyers were constantly asked the question of whether Forsberg was going to play, and it had to grow tiresome for the organization. Now the Avalanche are having the same experience.

Forsberg has yet to play for the Avs, and there is no timetable as to when he will suit up. When asked about when he will return, Foppa responded "how long it's going to take, we don't know yet". He thinks he needs more practice to get himself into playing condition. Forsberg says his foot feels better, but he has been saying that for weeks. How much better does it need to feel before he plays?

Good luck Avalanche. I hope you know what you got yourselves into.

*Flyers win third in a row The Flyers are putting their ten game losing streak behind them and starting to look like the team that went on a roll in January. Mike Knuble had another solid outing, getting his third goal in the last two games, and the Flyers won 4-1 over the New York Islanders. The win helps the Flyers start the long climb back up the standings in the Eastern Conference. It puts them one point behind the Rangers for the 7th seed, but they are still 7 points away from the Atlantic Division leader, the Devils. The Flyers can pass the Rangers if they can pull out a victory at Madison Square Garden tomorrow.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, it appears we now know when Foppa's going to play. Tonight, March 4, against the Canucks. And if I recall correctly, this is exactly when he predicted he would most likely hit the ice. I'm glad you didn't want him; I'm glad we got him. I look forward to seeing what he'll do when put on that line with Sakic and Hejduk tonight. Personally, the Avs had nothing to lose and a shot at the Cup to gain by taking this chance, so why the hell not go for it?

EnriqueFed said...

Good luck! We'll see how it works!

Anonymous said...

I love how all you Flyers fans act like you know anything about Forsberg...how long did he play for your team again? how long did he play for the Avs/Nordiques? Your team trades him to Nashville and you all act all hurt and sissy because he decided not to come back there...and all you guys did was bad mouth him all the time in the first place...It's absolutely amazing he considered the Flyers as a team to come back to at all...

EnriqueFed said...

How's he been playing lately? I see he has missed 4 straight. Nice pick-up!