Forsberg never retired and it wasn't like he was just sitting at home eating chips. He's been working out/practicing enough to be able to start as soon as he joins the Avs. Again, if his ankle wasn't suspect he would've played for Modo this year. Whether or not his skates touched the ice in an actual game SHOULD be irrelevant.
Let us know when you take over for Bettman, until then I think you made your point. Really, Forsberg isn't going to make much difference except as a veteran who can share experience. Also do you realize you sign every thing you say even though your username and avatar identify you?