What Sore Foot?: Forsberg Makes Olympic Cut

Posted: 2nd January 2010 by Billy West in NHL
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Is Peter Forsberg a player that we are going to look back on and say, "What an awesome player, but what ever happened to him?" When I think of great players, names come to mind such as Gretzky (of course), Lemieux, and players today like Ovechkin and Crosby, but I put Forsberg in a special place that says, "shear skill and finesse, and more than able to throw his weight around'. Forsberg has never played a regular season of ice hockey with a negative +/- rating, even in those two shocking Flyers seasons he managed +21 and +2. He is eighth in the NHL for points per game with 1.254, and plays a selfless style of hockey which sees many of his unexpected passes reach the tape of a player with an empty portion of net directly in front of them. Writing this I'm reminded of Claude Giroux, a "min ...

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