Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Forsberg set to debut?

Newly signed unrestricted Free Agent Peter Forsberg has joined the Avalanche in Vancouver.

He will be made available to the media today at 5:30 pm (PST) inside the media room at GM Place.
>> team release
There's no word yet on whether he'll play tonight, but the game's the late telecast on TSN, and I imagine at the very least he'll be giving his first on-camera interviews in a while.

It seems likely he'll get a few practices in before suiting up, but you never know.

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At 1:43 p.m., February 27, 2008, Blogger PJ Swenson said...

I was drinking a beer with my brother and a few second division soccer players in Stockholm when one of them tapped me on the back and said, "the most famous person in Sweden is behind you".

I turned around, and Forsberg was in a non-roped off VIP area surrounded by about a dozen gorgeous Swedish women. I walked over offered him a beer, and said, "I am a big fan, except when you knock the Sharks out of the playoffs". He did it with the Avalanche in 99, but in 2002 he almost single handedly polished off the Sharks in games 6 and 7 in the Western Conference semis. I have never seen a player take over back-to-back playoff games like that.

He said something to the effect of, "you came a long way to tell me that".

He will be fun to watch as the Avalanche make a playoff run. He will join the newly acquired Foote, and low and behold, Joe Sakic was activated off of the IR. The Avalanche just become a good dark horse candidate to shock someone in the first round.

At 1:53 p.m., February 27, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Heck, Colorado's only five points out of leading the division and getting home-ice advantage in the first round.

If they get any sort of goaltending, look out.

At 11:22 p.m., February 27, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on people, this isn't 2001.

Forsberg will not be anywhere remotely as effective as he once was (even two years ago); Foote is no longer a force on the ice, though he might still provide valuable presence off of it; and, frankly, this just isn't that great of a hockey team.

I know everyone likes a good story, but before some of you get too excited about the Avs, you might want to consider, again, whether this team even makes the playoffs, let alone causes someone a headache in the first round.


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