Forsberg not ready for NHL return

The Flyers have expressed interest in bringing former captain Peter Forsberg back to Philadelphia, but it appears the 36-year-old Swede is not quite ready to commit himself to an NHL comeback.

At least not yet.One day after Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren told reporters in Toronto he would entertain the idea of putting Forsberg back in orange and black, a report by the Canadian Website tsn.ca said Forsberg instructed his agent, Don Baizley, not to pursue contract talks with any NHL teams until he feels more comfortable skating.

The Rangers, Flyers, Bruins and Canucks are among the teams that have expressed interest in Forsberg, who has not played a full NHL season since 2002-03.

Forsberg said recently he is not certain about his NHL future. He failed to record a point in the three-game Karjala Cup in Sweden and was ineffective in a 7-0 loss to Finland in the tournament final.

That didn’t stop the Flyers and other NHL teams from sending scouts to Sweden for the tourney.

http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20091112/SPORTS04/911120321/1017/sports04/Forsberg-not-ready-for-NHL-return


6 Responses to Forsberg not ready for NHL return

  1. hockey_lover says:

    Lets file this in the "big fcuking surprise" category.

  2. PTack says:

    id say forsberg has about 23 nhl games left in him.

  3. bbruins37 says:

    id definitely take a chance on him. it doesnt really handcuff you. he's only looking for one year, and he's a great all-around player when he actually does play. ive always wanted to see him play with bergeron. we were soooo close to getting him (and modano too) coming back after the lockout before the flyers came in at the last second, and we had to settle for…alexei friggin' zhamnov.

    our line-up at full health would be:

    lucic-savard-ryder
    sturm-forsberg-bergeron
    wheeler-krejci-paille
    thornton-begin-bitz

    while benching recchi, marchand and sobotka

  4. Tammy4_Leafs says:

    You need to retire…

  5. hockeyhead says:

    i think the leafs are interested 😉

  6. HABSSTAR says:

    I gotta wonder what makes guys like this tick.  Not sure if it's him or just people speculating, but you'd have to think at some point people would want to see some proof before they get all excited about a Forsberg come back. 

    It's sad to see it happen year after year. 

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