Forsberg has never retired, he wants to play. He goes through alot with surgeries and rehab every year just to be able to play hockey again. What exactly is wrong with? The guy loves to play hockey and believes that he still have what it takes to play in the big league. Why wouldnt he follow his love and passion to make it happen? Who are you to tell him to stop pursuing his dream of playing in the nhl again?
It's not his fault that media makes a circus of it.
It's hard to just forget about the depth of emotion we all experienced through the Wings-Avs rivalry. It's always going to color any comment from our generation.
I'd love for the Wings to get Alfredsson as he would fit right in here, but considering how much Alfie has meant to that franchise I doubt they will actively shop him unless he asks them to (he also has an NTC). Alfie still has 2 years left after this one so he might not be moved till next year or the after that, but I would love to see him get a chance at a Cup, even better if its with the Wings
Gonchar will be hard to move after his terrible season so far and 2 more years left on his contract
Mike Fisher would definitely have value to other teams (1 year left) as would Neil (2 years), Michalek possibly (3 years), Ruutu (UFA), and Foligno (1 year)
As a 2nd team Sens fan, I do hope they blow it up (and maybe Pierre will the man to do it :wink: )
Oh the Cap world... Stealing away both Alfie and Sarge would be interesting. Stupid rules.
This year Mike Fisher's value to me is a chance at an affair with Carrie Underwood.
How is the fact Minard and Johnson suck anything to do with Fraser? Ken Holland signed them. Also, no, they (Grand Rapids) don't suck. If you actually watched them you'd realise that. They've been playing very well since the New Year.
Umm... Because the coach decides who gets more/less ice time and who doesnt? And the coach is the one who decides the line combinations that rarely stick despite all the different s*** he throws at the wall.
And yes, I've watched some games and the phrase "very well" is quite generous. This used to be a team that you knew would at least compete for a playoff spot and this year has been quite disappointing to say the least. Have they been playing better recently? Sure. But since the new year, as you stated, they are 4-4. How could you say that's "very well"? Is it mostly because they've entertained you with "quality" penalty minutes? Which is perfectly fine. I can at least understand that but "very well" doesn't quite go with a team that is still 13th among 15 teams in their respective conference.