Entries with the tag: peter forsberg
It’s the end of September, which means that we’re subjected to the annual Peter Forsberg comeback rumors. (Everyone collectively roll their eyes right now.)
Been there. Done that. Excellent player when healthy. Still has great vision and hands. Fragile, capable of straining a groin while reaching in the cupboard for cereal. Has an alien-infested foot that can’t seem to fit in any skate.
Oh, but the temptation. Just imagine, if—this time, really!—Forsberg was healthy, wouldn’t he be a fantastic addition to a team? Sure, maybe not a #1 center (even the most desperate GM would be delusional if he counted on Foppa to be his top guy), but if you needed another playmaking forward, a fiery competitor, a veteran presence who knows how to win at the most crucial of moments…boy, that sounds inviting, doesn’t it?
Well Peter, what do you have to say for yourself? “But my foot felt better tonight, and it feels like it’s going in the right direction.”
We’re in the stretch run now of this countdown, which means that regular-season hockey (erm, at least played on North American ice) is just a few days away. Today’s player, when healthy, was an utter force on the ice that could play any style possible. Perhaps that’s why ESPN Magazine once deemed him as The Ultimate Player back in the late 90s. Presenting #3: Peter Forsberg.