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In Topic: Forsberg to be playing soon and McGrattan may be on the move

31 October 2007 - 03:21 PM

QUOTE(Winther @ October 30, 2007 - 04:18PM) View Post
its not like he stated that this is his last season or anything.

"If it doesn't work this time, there will be no more" (Fungerar det inte nu, blir det inget mer)
-> http://allehanda.se/...ing/sport/14200 (in Swedish)

In Topic: Forsberg to be playing soon and McGrattan may be on the move

30 October 2007 - 04:06 PM

QUOTE(Winther @ October 30, 2007 - 04:59AM) View Post

Not at all, Umeå.. And im a Färjestad fan. I do think he will end up in MODO at some point, just don't think it'll be now. I know you're hoping though tongue.gif. What more than the media? Sure people are hoping, but has he stated that he wants to play in MODO this season himself? Thats really the only thing that matters. And local journalists are hoping just as much as everyone else, of course they want it to sound like hes going to stay in MODO. Forsberg is such a competitive person, why wouldnt he play with the best players in the world? (ya sure he hasn't won the Swedish campionship, but when you have a chance to win the stanley cup, thats not to big a choice you know

That would be much more true if he hadn't already won the Cup twice. He's also won Olympic gold twice. And the World Championships. And TV-pucken :-)
...except the Swedish Championship!
Oh yeah, he hasn't won the European Championship either, but just as a coincidence, MODO (being the present Swedish champions) *happen* to compete for that cup this upcoming January.

But no, he hasn't stated that he wants to play in MODO but then again, he hasn't stated that he wants to play in the NHL either. What he has said is that he wants to check his body and test the correct equipment to see if everything works. If it doesn't, he will retire. This, he says, is the last test. So, to end up in MODO "at some point" isn't a matter of years any longer but rather months.

However, I have to admit that the development this past 24 hours (with Peter announcing a comeback with the Swedish National team, news that occured AFTER my first posting in this thread), doesn't seem to speak in favour of MODO. Forsberg wants to play some games to see if everything works, but if he plays with a club, he has to stay there for the rest of this season. So, he chooses the national team and not "a club" (i.e. MODO). If he really wants to play with MODO this year, this shouldn't be an issue. But then again, maybe playing in Karjala Cup against the best available Europeans (Russians, Czechs and Finns) at the moment will give him the answer about where he stands; will he be able to play in the NHL or will it rather be MODO? Or will he retire?

In Topic: Forsberg to be playing soon and McGrattan may be on the move

29 October 2007 - 05:07 PM

QUOTE(Winther @ October 29, 2007 - 04:51PM) View Post

Sure it makes sense, its only you övik people that think he will play for MODO this year.. tongue.gif. Actually it makes perfect sense to play another year in NHL for Forsberg.. I for one haven't heard any rumors about him staying in MODO, its only natural for him to practise with his old club in his home city.. No offence, but i think the local media in övik are quite biased towards him playing there, and only wants to make it sound like he is going to stay there. Just my two cents tongue.gif.

It's not just the media...

QUOTE(Winther @ October 29, 2007 - 04:51PM) View Post

Oh, and i live quite close to övik aswell

Let me guess...Zetterberg territory, right?

QUOTE(Winther @ October 29, 2007 - 04:51PM) View Post

so i think im not completely off base here smile.gif. Anyways, it would be nice with a healthy foppa, but i think there's no way he'll be playing here. He has actually stated somewhere that Detroit isn't one of the teams he would like to join, if i recall it correctly. And, lets face it, he will be injured within 10 games..

True. That's why it doesn't make sense. And he doesn't need the money either and he can't win the Swedish Championship in the NHL, so...

In Topic: Forsberg to be playing soon and McGrattan may be on the move

29 October 2007 - 03:44 PM

The latest news on Peter Forsberg is that he will play with the Swedish National Team in the upcoming Karjala Cup (Euro Hockey Tour part 1) in Finland in early November. As I wrote earlier, he hasn't played any regular games this fall but this move is certainly a big step for him to get back. I guess we'll know where he will play after this tournament in Finland.

In Topic: Wings/Griffins extened

29 October 2007 - 12:12 PM

QUOTE(Coyote0106 @ April 15, 2007 - 10:30AM) View Post
At the game last night, they announced that the deal was agree'd to in principle. They didn't announce any details, but hey, we'll still be the primary affiliates of the Detroit Red Wings!

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