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All Hail Peter

from the Philadelphia Inquirer (reg. req.),
The story gooes that in 1994, the tiny seaport town of Ornskoldsvik was celebrating its 100th anniversary, and the Swedish king and his family were coming for a visit. The king planned a stop at a school, and the schoolchildren, hearing that the king was coming to visit, flocked to see him. Only when they saw their reigning monarch, the children walked away disappointed. One child, voicing the displeasure of all, said, "Oh, it is that king. Our king is Forsberg.'' Urban tale? Swedish myth? Perhaps. But that is the level of hero worship afforded the man who on Monday will don a Flyers sweater for the television cameras' bright lights and the fans' delight.

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