Ok, a month or two ago, I was reading that Pete was going to play for his father's league back in Sweden...What happened?
TSN.com is reporting that Ottawa and Vancouver are now in a "race" to pick up this injury-prone forward from his one year stint in Nashville after being dealt away by the Philadelphia Flyers. His career is winding down, and I honestly think that if he does go to either one of these bidding teams, he will disappoint them. The high point of his career came and went when he was with Colorado and he had moderately ok numbers in Philadelphia. Honestly, don't look for him to become anything big in either Canuck-ville or Senatorial Ottawa. The fact of the matter is that he may be a nice fit as a center on a second line or maybe (MAYBE) first line with either of these two teams. He just needs to find his Joe Sakic to connect with on the ice, but splitting Taylor Pyatt from the Sedin twins may be a big mistake. Placing him on a line with Spezza and Alfreddson, maybe not so good. The most he can do is possibly feed them the puck and hope he rakes in points that way, but in all my hockey knowledge, when you go from head to toe with injuries within the past two years, the next two years will merely be recovery.
Good Luck to Ottawa and Vancouver in the "Waste Your Time, Money, and Effort" Sweepstakes.
Oh, and Trevor Linden was having talks with the coaching staff of the Canucks on whether or not he is getting too old to play? Yeah, adding Forsberg would just prove that Linden is fine for another year. Ha ha ha. Had to mention that. Granted Linden did take a small contract with the team for the next season, but I seriously think he did contribute well enough to maintain his stay with the team.
To clarify where I stand with these older players and their histories, players like Linden prove themselves. Forsberg fades in and out. Michael Peca...don't get me started. Too much hype for a whole lot of disappoint through injuries. Oh, hey, Peter's in the same boat. SAVE THE MONEY AND GET SOME YOUNG BLOODS!
Sorry, had to get that off my chest after seeing Vancouver enter the picture.