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#161 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:33 PM

Two games in, that's about what I thought.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:38 PM

I had Petey playing 6 or 7 games and he made it to 2. He'll be back next February with another failed comeback.
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:06 PM

So he says he's retiring.

1) For how long this time?

2) Why should I believe you?

3) Why didn't you just stay away to begin with and not get Avs fans' hopes up?

4) Don't let the door kick you in the ass on your way out.
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:08 PM

this is pretty comical :hehe:
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:11 PM

Well, I figured it'd be an injury after two games, but retirement works the same, I guess.

How can you give up so fast, though? I don't see how you can go from thinking you can play in the NHL to giving up after two games. If you were that close to retiring anyway, why even bother with the comeback? Kind of a ****** move. You'd think if you are so unable to play that you give up after two games you would've known a week ago you couldn't do it.




It seems like a really weird move, alright, even for Peter Farvesberg.

Too bad, though, I was actually kinda looking forward to seeing him play again.

#166 Uncle Danny

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:22 PM

Could be that the guy simply wanted to retire as an Av, and this was his/the brass' plan all along. I wasn't there, so no way I'll ever know.

Either way, I loved to hate him in the 90's, and always loved his game. He was the definition of elite before his injuries. Say what you want about his numerous comeback attempts, the game will miss him.
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:23 PM

So he says he's retiring.

1) For how long this time?

2) Why should I believe you?

3) Why didn't you just stay away to begin with and not get Avs fans' hopes up?

4) Don't let the door kick you in the ass on your way out.

He's never retired before.. :(

This really brings me down. I wonder if it's a physical issue, that the foot didn't hold up to real action this time either, or if it's simply that he didn't feel he reached those high standards he holds himself to.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:27 PM

Dude needs to give it up for real this time...

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:36 PM

Dude needs to give it up for real this time...


I think that's what "retire" means ;)

And this is a word he's never used before, as stated many times in this thread.
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:45 PM

I think that's what "retire" means ;)

And this is a word he's never used before, as stated many times in this thread.


People are having a hard time grasping the concept that he has never retired before today.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:52 PM

Well, I look forward to his comeback next year. Maybe he'll make it to 3 games!

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:58 PM

LOLsberg!!!!
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:01 PM

2 Games? Seems like an awful lot of effort and preperation for 2 games. Not really surprising though, Forsberg was great back in the day but foot injury or not it has gotta be tough trying to come back and keep up with NHL level hockey after that much time off.

On the other hand I signed him as a 4th liner on NHL 11 to fill some injury holes and he has been tearing it up for me in the playoffs. So I have to assume Colorado management used the same method to determine if they should sign him or not.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:02 PM

2 games, well damn, I thought he would at least make it to March before he called it quits. I think he was doing this for the Lawlz.

In all seriousness, he was a great player and its too bad seeing him go out like this I hope he can move on to something new and have a great life.
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:12 PM

I got a chance to see the two games he played over the weekend and I must say that Forsberg looked pretty good out there. Sure, no points, but I still think he made things happen. I think that one of two things happened. One, his foot problems continued to haunt him and he didn't want to play in pain anymore. Two, he wanted to retire an Avalanche player. It could be a combination of both, but either way, he was a great player back in the day. Its too bad that he had to retire due to injury.
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:23 PM

He didn't play a home game, either. Almost feel bad for the fans who bought tickets to the next Avs home game to see Forsberg.

Don't worry though, he'll give another crack at it next season :hehe:

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#177 Mors

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:26 PM

Come on really? 35 minutes played and he's re-retiring? Ridiculous.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:27 PM

Wasn't he supposed to come back and like "dominate"? Wasn't that one of the words used? Ohhh wellllll, lata Foppa!
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:28 PM

Ok, who had 2 games in the pool, you win...

I bet the Vegas odds-makers set this comeback's over/under at 1 game...

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:49 PM

Not signing a contract at or near the beginning of a season counts as a retirement in my eyes.

PS, am I one of the only people who doesn't think he'll make the HHOF?
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