“Bettman has only a marginal interest in the weaker teams. He only wants the NHL to make a bigger profit as a whole.” -- Dominik Hasek

April 9, 2007

Farewell Forever, Dear Floppa

Please allow us here at Dear Lord Stanley to go on the record ONE MORE TIME by saying that the Colorado Avalanche, unless he agrees to play for free, should NOT re-sign Peter Forsberg to any kind of contract whatsoever. Forsberg is no longer the star he once was. He's good, but he's not worth the price and not worth the uncertainty. He's getting older, slower and before long the three remaining tendons in his body are going to explode.

Let some other team shell out a ton of money for him and then panic when he collapses in game four of next season with some kind of new physical affliction that puts him on the bench for three months. Let some other team struggle to fill a gaping hole in their offense when the "star" they thought they acquired turns out to be just a rickety old man unable to play more than 60 games since 2002-2003.

Wipe the nostalgia and petty emotion from your eyes and shake the cobwebs out of your head. THINK. Forsberg's time in Colorado is over, and no amount of money thrown down the bottomless pit that are his bad ankles will bring back the glory days of 2000-2001. Forget about it. Move on.

Time to look forward, not back.

1 comment:

B_Washington said...

I agree with you. Foppa's body is giving out. If he were to take a good paycut I wouldn't mind him coming back, but the glory days are gone and we can't give him Sakic or even Hejduk style money for 40 games a year.

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