Forsberg Planning To Return To Sweden?

DENVER POST: Terry Frei reports a Swedish newspaper is claiming Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg won’t be returning to the club when his contract expires at the end of this season, and is rumoured to have begun talks with his Swedish hometown team, MoDo, about returning to play for them as early as next season. Kent Forsberg, Peter’s father and the man who handles MoDo’s player contracts, said his club has not begun to talk to any Swedish NHL’ers yet, as they haven’t finished their NHL season and such actions would be considered tampering. When questioned, Peter Forsberg denied the story, noting he wasn’t quoted in it and claimed it was made up by a reporter who took his father’s words out of context. Still, Frei notes that Forsberg has said he’d like to finish his playing career back in Sweden, and suggested the winger may only play another season or two in the NHL if the league can avoid a work stoppage at the end of next season. The reporter also noted that other Swedish NHL’ers, including Markus Naslund, have hinted they’d like to finish their playing careers back in their home country, although some, like Detroit defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom, have used that as a negotiating ploy to land a sweeter contract.

This is from Spector’s Hockey, but I don’t think Forsberg will do this. He’s on a Championship callibre team in Colorado, and is extremely popular. He’s one of the games greats, why leave in your glory years. Sorry, but it shouldn’t happen. Although, stranger things have happened.


61 Responses to Forsberg Planning To Return To Sweden?

  1. KaPluie says:

    When Liv comes over for the Red Wings, Salo can go over and take his place.

  2. KaPluie says:

    As a wings fan, I think it would take a major chunk out of the wings-avs rivalry, especially because Fedorov seems to use Forsberg as a model, and is constantly comparing himself to him. It would be a bitter sweet moment for the wings, and the rest of the league.

  3. swedishvoice says:

    Yes but the problem for Salo is that HV71 also have Miika Wiikman who is almost as good as Liv and only 18 yrs.

  4. bubbakazoo says:

    Listen guys, I know a lot of you think I’m an asshole and I know shit- but you’re wrong!

    If hockey goes down with a lockout, fine. Get the fuck out, go play in Europe. All those Canadian and American boys will be able to earn $ that will stay in America. All those Russians, Czechs, Finns and Swedes take most of the cash out and what does that do? It fucks our economy. There’s two sides to every coin, and this “bad” side isn’t so bad. So chill, maybe we’ll go back to the days when a good team had only 2 or 3 Europeans, and all of them are good players. Now teams have 5-7 and some are merely 3rd liners. Why not have some Canucks and Yanks doing that shit? Come on guys-let’s go! Fuck Forsberg and Fedorov, let’s hear it for Bertuzzi and Iginla!

  5. bubbakazoo says:

    Man, Jon- How come everyone thinks you’re crazy? Maybe it’s ’cause you talk to your self?

  6. habs_88_4life says:

    Thats probably the most likely reason, to throw away all the NHL glory just to win some Swedish championship would be completely stupid.

  7. habs_88_4life says:

    It wouldn’t make too much of a difference on the Avs. They still have Sakic and Hejduk as stars and Tanguay is emerging. Trading Vrbata for Battaglia was one of the worst moves I’ve seen in along time.

  8. TC_4 says:

    Well, how does this surprise anybody. He’s never been thrilled to live in North America, and if you were him, or Markus Naslund, or Niklas Lidstrom, wouldn’t you want to go home to see all that Sweedish ass that’s just waiting to be tapped??? That country has the hottest women EVER!!! No question about it! But seriously, I don’t know if he’ll leave next year, but I can see early 30’s he will. Naslund said in that interveiw this year that this contract may be his last in the NHL. It expires when he turns 32.

  9. ihaveagreathockeyname says:

    I dont have a problem with Forsberg’s plan. if thats what he want then so be it. Believe it or not, I still think there are some people that do things other than just for money. Im sorry but if forsberg wants to go back to europe to play, then no amount of money can change his mind. What about when Barry sanders just decided to retire, even when he was t the peak of his career, or Jim Brown, or even when LEmieux retired cause he just didnt like the way the game was being played at the time? Its people like them that make me at least believe a little bit that not all athletes are in it just for the money. so im happy for forsberg just loving the game!!!

  10. ihaveagreathockeyname says:

    Zetterburg needs to win a little more than just regular season games to be considered ass good as forsberg, although i wouldnt put it by him to do that sooner rather than later

  11. TC_4 says:

    Hey I agree 100%! People will think that we’re assholes, but who cares??? This is our game, they come to our country, why do we have to take all of em? Let’s just take 2 or 3 per team, and leave the rest of them there. And while were at it, contract Phoenix, Nashville, Florida, Anaheim, Tampa, and Carolina.

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