While some don't agree, I am unbelievably joyful that long-lost Foppa returns to Colorado!
Even if it turns out to be just one game, just one time to see him put that jersey back on, with his #21 and to see him step onto the ice - that's more than enough for me. I'm sentimental I know and maybe a bit of a mushball but this guy - this great Avs players - has returned and it's time to celebrate!
Now, will this tip the scales in favor of Colorado? I doubt it - not this year anyway. I hate to be pessimistic Avs fans because it, of course, could still happen. Forsberg has always been someone that finds a way to make the players (and team) around him better, whether through leadership, grit, finesse or flat-out sniping, he finds a way to get the job done.
I think the Avs will try to sign him to a 2-year contract at the end of the season and will make their big push next year after a small regrouping stage.
More later, but congratulations on Peter for persevering through all the negative press (and lack of fan support) and congratulations to the Avs who have become a team full of heart and soul