Peter Forsberg High Risk, High Reward Not for Leafs However

Peter Forsberg is most easily described as a High Risk, High Reward player. For every team he has been with this has been the case. High Risk because of all his injuries and High Reward… well watch the man play in the playoffs. His Philidalphia time was completely injury plauged and only a matter of time should he stay in Nashville which as you will read in this article I dont think he will.

The Toronto Maple Leafs situation have them an average to low team on the brink of 4th to 6th seat in there conference. With a few small changes they could get there. Peter Forsberg could be the answer. He is a perfect fit, If you have an questions about his chemestry with Sundin simply watch replays of the olympics. The combonation would be awesome. Im thinking a contract about 1 year and 5 million. That would eat up money but when he is healthy he is worth nearly twice that. Now since that would cost them to get rid of peca(2.5) Oneil(1.5 ) and Antropov(1.0) freeing up 5.5 million.
Now since that would leave no money for other improvement they would have to trade kubina to Edmonton for someone like staios. freeing up enough to get someone like Zubrus or some depth guy like that. So look at the lines


Should Forsberg get Injured then they dont have to resign him and they can invest in youth next year. One more shot at a cup before we rebuild.

37 Responses to Peter Forsberg High Risk, High Reward Not for Leafs However

  1. Hoondog2 says:

    I'm not sure where you were but, we are well into the rebuilding process, and the organizational depth as a whole, is probably better than it has been in a long, long time.

    Forsberg is an interesting idea, but i would definitely rather see Antropov in there then Zubrus.  Zubrus is not bad but we'll have to pay for his inflated stats, and Antropov made leaps in his game this year.

  2. JuicemaN says:

    No offense but this is just another wishful thinking "this is how I would rebuild the leafs" article.  It's been done far too many times.

    I don't understand how people think JFJ is just going to be able to trade away Kubina, if Toronto doesn't want his contract/value then why would any other team want it unless they're giving back baggage as well.  JFJ is better off sending him to the marlies and just freeing up the cap space and starting from scratch, like what Lou Lamorillo does in NJ.

  3. I-BE-LEAF says:

    For starters, Forsberg is a terrible idea.  Yes, I admit he's a powerhouse but only when healthy.  What we need is a solid playmaker/goal scorer who can be consistantly in the lineup.  Forsberg is not that player.

    JuicemaN… what's with Kubina being dropped to the Marlies?  This makes no sense.  Yes, five million is loads of cap space considering the total for our defense core but he is far too valuable to not have playing with the Leafs.  Unless moved, Kubina will be dressed and playing with Kaberle.

    Regardless of what JFJ haters think/say I believe he does have a long term plan and am eager to see this offseason to get a better idea of what it is.  He not guessing his next move folks.  We are.

  4. diehardcanuckfan says:

    if i was forsberg i wouldnt wanna play for the toronto maple laughs. he actually wants to win. toronto will miss the playoffs again next year

  5. Glucker says:

    how many cups have the canuks won?…0? im suprised your players arent all running to a real team, like the 13 time champion 'laughs'

  6. tucksfan says:

    i think the player toronto needs is scott gomez, he is not a winger to lay with sundin but a tucker gomez wellwood line sounds good to me

  7. Glucker says:

    we have enough centers as is, and we have a pretty much unmovable defense…(thank you jfj =.=)…we definately need wingers, or if we go for a centre, one that can also play wing for sundin, incase he gets kicked off the faceoff, like wellwood

  8. tucksfan says:

    im pretty sure gomez could be moved to the wing and play with sundin if need be

  9. leafmeister says:

    Hey Luongo wanted to go to Vancouver wasnt much hope there

  10. leafmeister says:

    Sorry but Toronto is not rebuilding what about Tucker and Mccabe JFJ is trying to make a winner right now

  11. BieksaForMVP says:

    First of all, the nuck's have a chance of winning the cups, because our strong defense, good goaltending, and balanced offense, so maybe soon that will be 1, and remember I said maybe. Also the "Laughs"have never won the cup when they've had more then 5 teams to fight for the CUP against, and they've won as many stanley cups as the Nuck's have since they entered the NHL. Remember that fact. Oh and the Leafs havn't made the playoffs in 2 seasons.

  12. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    You know how many Euros per Canadian that is???? Five Canadians, Four Euros, 2 Americans.


    By the way, you misspelled Stajan.

  13. leafmeister says:

    Uh Leafy what the f**k are you talking about with the euro thing.

  14. leafmeister says:

    You call the Sedins Balanced offence. The flyers have more balanced offence then you. Your D is only good cause of Luongo.

  15. Glucker says:

    you have a goalie you stole from the idiots in florida, and 2 twins… you're out first round… at least thats what i have in my pool 😀

  16. Glucker says:

    better to get a natural winger, adding kariya, bertuzzi and backstrom to our team would make us one of the deadliest teams in the NHL, wouldnt guarantee us a cup though, better to tank for 2 seasons, get tavares and stamkos, by that time we could even sign AO if we wanted to:P… a possible, though massively improbable lineup for 2009

    AO sundin steen
    tlusty wellwood kulemin
    stamos stajan tavares
    poni pohl antro

    Kaberle Kubina
    Mccabe Colaiacovo
    White Stralman

    XD…. possible, deadly, but unlikely as hell, lol

  17. BieksaForMVP says:

    Have you even watch a Canuck's game? Mitchell, and Bieksa are one of the top 5 or 6 shut down pairing in the NHL, Salo has an awesome shot, and Ohlund is good at starting the plays. Also we have pretty good depth now that we have Sopel, and Fitzpatrick, and Trembley are relieable 6th d man when they play. We had 2 players get 80+ points, 6 players get 40+ points, and 4 got 50+. 10 got 30+ points. Okay everyone says the Devils are a good team and could win the Cup so lets look at there stats. No one got 70+ points. 5 got 50+ points though. 8 got players get 40+ points, but only 9 got 30+. That's pretty even, and the Devils are considered by most people Cup contenders so how aren't the Nuck's? Thats also pretty balanced scoring.

    Oh and by the way ARE YOU A RETARD??? Obviously are *****ed without Luongo, but tell me how the Laughs would do without Sundin. Actually Sundin isn't even close to Luongo's value, so how about if you didn't have Ponikarovsky, and Sundin? What would happen?

  18. BieksaForMVP says:

    Thats your hockey pool though, so yeah thats just telling me there gonna make it past the 1st. Just because you guys screwed yourselfs over from bad signings, and bad trades, don't be jealus that we were a lucky one.

    Okay we have lots of good players. The twins, and Luongo are obviously the best. Bieksa has been excellent this year, and him and Mitchell are one of the best shut down pairs in the NHL. Mitchell well he can sure as hell play defense. Ohlund and Salo bring lots of offense, because of Sami's shot, and Ohlund playmaking. Naslund honestly is still a good player. I know he is not the 6.0 million doller player anymore. He is not a 50 goal scorer, but guys let's be serious he is a good player, and is still worth 3.5 million+. He got 60 points remember and thats pretty good. Mo, and Smolinski aren't stars, but you need to have solid 2nd liners. Cookie, and Kesler both bring alot. Cooke brings physicality, and Kesler is the key to our PK.

    We aren't the most skilled team, but we are a good "team". They try really (the leafs do, but yeah our teams players games rises when they try, so yeah), and we work well together. The Laughs do not.

  19. BieksaForMVP says:

    AO stays in Washington. He says he likes it and it's not like the Capitals have a Cap problam. Honestly the odds of a team in Canada tanking it are as likely as Leafs winning it this year. The GM will get fired, and the next guy will try to make the team good then. They can't do a Washington thing in Toronto.

  20. Glucker says:

    well the gm wouldnt be fired… mlse would know what he was doing, and lets not forget the 80s… the leafs tanked every single season, lol

    but yea, i did say it was unlikely

  21. Glucker says:

    wow… you guys played a great game 2day, real cup material how many goals was it?…0? XD the best record a canuk goalie has ever had in the playoffs was 1-0… i love that statXD

    and actually the leafs work really well together, if you ever watch them, lol, you're right, you guys are the LUCKY team, you didnt have the injuries we did this year (we were 4th in west till the injuries started)

  22. leafmeister says:

    Ha good game last night!

  23. leafmeister says:

    Sundin will be ritired by then

  24. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    you racist son of *****. ***** off, you *****ing bastard. go be a *****ing sens fan.

  25. BieksaForMVP says:

    It's called a bad game. it happens.

  26. leafmeister says:

    The Devils have Brodeur who is far better an more experienced than Luongo. Not saying that Luongo will never reach there but he isnt there yet.

  27. BieksaForMVP says:

    thats not my point, my point is any team would be screwed if they lost a player they invested 7.0 million into, unless they are a great team, and the Canuck's are just an average team with a good goalie.

  28. keyzero says:

    first of all, it's much easier when there's only like 6 teams lol
    secondly, the canucks have won 0 cups in the past 37 years, which is when they entered the league.
    So, when's the last time leafs won the cup? oh 40yeras ago? that's a longer drought than the canucks =)

  29. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    vancouver seems to have a lot of those when it really counts.

  30. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    How would the leafs do without sundin and poni…

    oh yeah, they'd still have 12 players with 10 or more goals, while vancouver has 12 if you remove no one. So offensively Leafs without Sundin and Poni = Cannucks. I see.

    Cannucks had 6 players with 40+ points, Leafs had 7.
    Cannucks had 12 players with 25 or more points, Leafs had 15.

    You think comparing your offense to the team with the 24th most goals for in the NHL (devils) makes it balanced. BTW vancouver was 21st in the league in goals for. Leafs were tied for 6th.

  31. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    wow, you guys really want to lead the league in man gameslost to injury 2 years in a row??? I say get Stajan, Steen, Wellwod, Antropov, Poni, Colaiacovo, White locked up long term, then look at stuff like this to do short term.

  32. BieksaForMVP says:

    not really. More then most other teams, but still not alot.

  33. JuicemaN says:

    I don't want Kubina to be dropped to the Marlies, I just heard the fan 590 morning guys talking about it being the only way to rid themselves of his contract for the Leafs and it's not a bad idea if they're looking for more cap room. 

    I think he's fine and if he got enough ice time he'd look a lot better but I don't think he will ever be able to play well enough to justify the contract he was given…but the contract isn't his fault, JFJ offered it and he accecpted, who wouldn't accept that? I sure wouldn't.

  34. JuicemaN says:

    Opps, that should end "I sure would"

  35. JuicemaN says:

    BieksaforMVP – I'm dissapointed to hear you call them the "Laughs", you're usually one of the better guys on this site but calling them the "Laughs" lumps you into the "typical anti-leaf fan" category….the constant jokes or puns that have been done so many times while anti-leaf fans waste so much time making fun of them and comoing up with "funny" names to call them. 

    Toronto and Vancouver are two totally different teams, Vancouver is suddenly a more defensive team and without Luongo they would be no where…just like Toronto is without Cujo or Belfour playing like they used to…the second Belfour played like crap or they got Raycroft (an average at best goalie) they miss the playoffs.

    To argue about comparing the two teams is just a waste of time, if Toronto had Luongo they'd be in the playoffs right now and possibly with home ice advantage…let's face it Luongo is the second best goalie in the league if not the best (up with Brodeur of course), any team with a half decent scoring line and luongo in net will make the playoffs.

    Not to take away from Salo, Bieksa or Mitchell – each very good dmen but Luongo makes them look a lot better too.

  36. BieksaForMVP says:

    what about goals against?

  37. BieksaForMVP says:

    Fair enough.

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