So now it's Forsberg…

Yet another Leaf rumor is going around, this time surrounding Peter Forsberg… Eklund had this to say regarding Forsberg and the Leafs:

“According to an excellent source, Don Baizley, the agent for Peter Forsberg, was recently seen in the Toronto agent. His visit was completely unreported on, and although he does represent other players the trip comes amid other speculation regarding Forsberg and the Leafs.”

Another source, “I was told by a friend of Peter’s last week that he would take far less money to play for a cup with either Naslund or Sundin.”

Now I know alot of people still don’t believe Eklund, but I am an Ek follower, if you look at all the CBA details he was right about, and for the last month or so he said around mid July, he was even right about the lottery system, but why would a Flyers fan continue reporting crazy Leaf rumors???

Eklund’s Leaf rumors are a little off the normal onces, so far he’s brought up the names of Palffy, Forsberg, Demitra, and Kariya, and he says the Leafs will be a very different team, but really, what makes him think the Leafs can chase these guys?

Any ways, to the Forsberg rumor, it would instantly turn around my opinion of Forsberg, he’d go from cheap shotting, interfearing, diver, to one of the best players in the world.

Forsberg would likely command a huge salary, most or all of the cap space left by the Owen Nolan buy out.

I really could see Forsberg in alot of other cities first though, Anaheim and Vancouver are the first names that come to mind, maybe pairing up with Markus Naslund.


142 Responses to So now it's Forsberg…

  1. Flyer_Fan says:

    “There is more written about the leafs, speculated about the Leafs, talked about the Leafs and debated about the Leafs than any other team in hocey”

    First of all it’s spelled “hocKey”


    That’a bunch of crap !

    trust me, the Leafs are NOT the center of the hockey universe.

    It’s just that way in your little mind.

  2. Ace_Bailey says:

    It’s so funny how so many people point out semantics and slight nuances over the internet. Theres a theory behind people putting down others. It’s to shift attention away from those being attacked and point it towards the attacker, who needs to be prop himself up by making others look bad.

    It’s a shame we can’t have proper debates or discussions, only attacks.

  3. Ace_Bailey says:

    Well, in reality I can only blame the Leafs for not winning a cup since 1990, the year Harold Ballard past away. If you thought Gary Bettman was a businessman, Harold Ballard was by far more despicable. He’d only think about making money rather than signing quality players, and that lasted over two decades. A lot of people forget the corruption that was in the organization at one point.

    Oh, and I’d like to remind the audience that it took the New York Rangers 54 years to win a Stanley Cup in 1994.

  4. Ace_Bailey says:

    Raging testosterone got you down?

  5. Flyer_Fan says:



  6. titans says:

    Your just now realizing all of this? Weve been a joke for years and will be for many more years to come without your dumb ass here to bother us!

  7. Scruffy05 says:

    What’s Rick Vaive doing now? I only know him as an exBuffalo Sabre, how does that make him an expert on these things?

  8. Scruffy05 says:

    All hail NemiNA…. Well put my man!

  9. Scruffy05 says:

    I think what Ace is tryign to say is he’s tired of the stupid banter and if we don’t fix it soon it is only a matter of time before we de-evolve into this:

    “No no! Obi-Wan would so kick Jar Jar’s ass! Whoops, dropped my inhaler…”

    Keep up the good work, Mr. Bailey.

  10. mojo19 says:

    Actually, during an interview on the Fan 590 with Gord Stellack Blaine something from the Denver Post said there’s very little chance he’d resign with Colorodo and his agent has been talking to other teams. however, they didn’t mention him coming to Toronto, they did say he wants to play with Markus Naslund, and maybe they’d sign somewhere for about 2 to 3 million each in a 1 year situation.

  11. mojo19 says:

    re-sign with colorado, not resign.

  12. mojo19 says:

    wouldnt that be huge if he did go to the wings, a shocker

  13. mojo19 says:

    what do you mean “with the rollback.” The rollback is for existing contracts only. The reason Forsberg is available is because he’s a free agent, he has no contract to be rolled back….

  14. mojo19 says:

    I never thought of a star wars paralell, thats actually really funny. good observation.

  15. 92-93 says:

    Have to agree with Aetherial.

    I cannot understand the vitriol coming from all of you that hate Leafs fans because they like to speculate about possible trades and signings.

    what makes us different from any other fans? we have our share of dumb rumours and rumours that might have some merit.

    the major difference between Leaf fans and the rest of you is that we stand behind a storied franchise with lots of history and, whether you like it or not, there are numerous players who DO want to play for the Leafs.

    as far as i’m concerned, if you don’t like the speculation that we enjoy so much, then don’t read it. personally, i think many non-Leaf fans are just jealous that T.O. is the heart of the hockey universe regardless of the amount of Cups we have.

  16. NemiNA says:

    Thanks for taking it seriously, because it was a serious question.

  17. Flyer_Fan says:


    I actually respect a fan who stays with his franchise no matter what.

    I bust on the “Leafs” only if that particular member bashes me first for “being a Flyers fan” for instance.

    (you can read the posts to see what I am referring to!)

    It’s just the few idiots who don’t know what they are talking about.

    So leave the “poor Leaf fans” song out of it

  18. gwalleyn says:

    I understand that. I grew up near Toronto all through the ballad days, where the LEAFS were a completely different team. They used to draft well, but never be able to pay anybody. Now they can’t scout/draft for SH!T, but can buy anyone they want.

  19. Aetherial says:

    Once again, an inability to address the point.

    Do you suffer from ADHD? Using the Flyers recent playoff win against the Leafs as part of your arguement is relevant how?

    Keep talking, you look more stupid every time you respond.

    Licking my wounds? From the likes of you? Hahahahaha Please. You can barely form a coherent thought, nevermind express it.

    I am going to enjoy embarassing a pea brain like you.

  20. Aetherial says:

    If you think this site is bad,

    You should live in Toronto where the “everyone to the Leafs” crap is all over the media every day.

    The Forsberg thing was in one of the major papers again today… It won’t die.

    I will be real curious to see exactly how the Leafs are expected to land a Forsberg, a Pronger, or a Niedermayer, given the cap.

    Hell, even if they buy out Nolan, they are going to struggle heavily to field an AVERAGE full roster under the cap.

  21. Aetherial says:

    Yeah, you know sometimes typos happen.

    Since you are such an English major would you mind telling me exactly what “That’a” is?

    How pathetic is it to criticize someone else for a typo, while making your own?

    … actually it is a fitting metaphor for you in general.

    You might want to go look up “metaphor”. It has more than one syllable so it will be difficult for you to get your microscopic brain around.

    Have you ever said or contributed anything intelligent to this site? Even your insults lack creativity, finesse or flair. (you might want to go look those words up). Arguing with you is like debating physics with a neanderthal.

    By the way, yes, Toronto IS the center of the hockey universe. All your jealousy and pathetic whining won’t change that.

    Go back and re-read our little exchanges, you are getting owned, moron.

  22. Aetherial says:

    On the contrary, I am not, and have never been a big believer in “everyone to Toronto”.

    On the other hand, when I see idiots who contribute nothing to this site attacking others, I enjoy ridiculing the school-yard bullies… uh that would be YOU.

    You might also note, that I have had many intelligent discussions and debates with Flyer fans on this site. The ones with an IQ well above room temperature (in celcius). In case you don’t know, that group doesn’t include you.

    Simply compare the construction of the posts between you and I. If you can’t see how badly you are getting the beat down, then you are even more stupid that I thought.

    You don’t even bring a gun to this fight, nevermind any ammo.

  23. Aetherial says:

    … and by the way. Please provide a reference to the last “Everyone is coming to the Leafs” post.

    Can’t find one? What exactly is your damage?

  24. Aetherial says:

    Honest question Titans…

    Have you ever been to Toronto?

    There are some great restaurants here actually 🙂

  25. Aetherial says:

    I was CRYSTAL clear about why you are getting bashed. It was simply because YOU started the attack on someone trying to contribute to this site.

    Go back and read moron. I didn’t stutter.

    Lay off the glue buddy.

  26. TML51 says:

    In the new NHL, marquee players, in therory, can no longer just run to the team who will pay them the most. Those days are over.

    What you will most likely end up seeing is players going: 1) Where there is most likelyhood of winning a cup 2) Where they WANT to play or 3) Where their career can flourish. (Playing with certain players ie possibly Modano and Hull in Phoenix, Sundin and Forsberg in Toronto, etc.)

    I do not think for one second that Forsberg will sign in Toronto, but hey, anything in this new era may be possible.

  27. Flyer_Fan says:

    You keep proving my point with each “cry baby rant”

    have a diaper

  28. Flyer_Fan says:

    I think you are on CRYSTAL METH,

    Are you okay??

    Take a nap junior,

    its going to be O-K

  29. Ace_Bailey says:

    But you know that JFJ won’t gut the team thats the thing considering he’s trying to resign Almo, Domi, Roberts and Nieuwy. It’s unrealistics to have a team start totally from scratch. It’s too unproven and too risky.

  30. Ace_Bailey says:

    I was listening to Bill Watters on the radio today and he said that’d be unlikely for him to sign. Watters has always been very reliable when it comes to these rumors, so I’m going to have to believe him for the time being.

  31. PayUpSucka says:

    Dude you usually know your shite, but Toronto is the hockey capital of the world, there is nowhere in the world where hockey means more to a city. It’s retarted!. The news papers are flooded with leaf articles, even in the off season, even if the jays win 20 in a row, i’m guessing the leafs would still be front page news.

    Game on!!!!!! Whoooo, hockey’s back fella’s, I can smell the hatred hear already. Better than that Koom bi ah crap we had going here througout the past year!!

  32. Flyer_Fan says:


  33. Flyer_Fan says:

    Throw a dart

  34. defenestrate says:

    1.) Why would you want a “cheap shotting, i-n-t-e-r-f-e-r-i-n-g diver?” You have enough already.

    2.) Why would you want an injury-riddled drama magnet? You have enough of those already, too.

    3.) Why aren’t the Rangers claiming him? Don’t the Leafs and Rangers get every FA out there?

    “The faces change, but the song remains the same”………..

  35. jddude says:

    I heard he’s going to be on the Olympic diving team

  36. NemiNA says:

    I guess its the Toronto media’s fault then. They fill the fans heads with thi crap, no wonder everyone talks about it like its the word of god. Hmm.. thanks for the insight. Now I understand why leaf fans are so crazy.

  37. Aetherial says:

    Please go study capitalization and punctuation rules.

    It is pathetic that you can type something like that after critiizing me for a typo.

  38. Aetherial says:

    Yeah, most of the stuff (lately) that people are posting here has some media reference.

    That is part of the difficulty I have with the leaf criticism. When other people post stuff (rare as it is) about their team, that was in some paper, then people speculate on it and discuss it. The poster rarely gets slammed though.

    Trust me, we have some of the WORST sports writers in this city. Al Strachan is candidate for idiot of the year, every year from now on.

  39. Aetherial says:

    Sarcasm doesn’t cut it.

    Still waiting for your answer.

    By the way, there should be a period at the end of your sentence.

  40. Aetherial says:

    Wow, that was creative and original.

  41. Aetherial says:

    Disappointing Defenestrate … this place needs your eloquence and wit.

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