Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Seems most Canucks fans would welcome Forsberg to Vancouver

I wasn't expecting the results to be so one-sided. But even when I talked to Canucks fans down south on my vacation acquiring Forsberg was met with 100% approval. I am in the same boat. As risky as it would be with all of Forsberg's ailments, the time for the Canucks to push for the Cup is RIGHT NOW. We know Forsberg and Naslund can play well together, so that eliminates the drawn out search for someone who can click with Naslund and the possible failure of chemistry (see Smolinski).
In the meantime we wait. Forsberg has not made it known if he will even play next season after undergoing ankle surgery. So there are too many what-if's attached to this possibilty to even put too much stock into it.
Rumor also has it that Detroit and Colorado are front-runners in the Forsberg sweepstakes. But that is rumor only.

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At August 8, 2007 at 10:25 AM , Blogger Jibblescribbits said...

As much as I would hate it, and it would kill me from a logical standpoint it makes a lot of sense for the Canucks to go after Forsberg. They need scoring and he provides that.

This is another reason I want the Avs to sign him, if only to keep him off other teams.

 
At August 8, 2007 at 12:03 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Yeah, it does make sense for him to come here for Naslund's sakes.
Yet Colorado has more cap room for him I believe. Would Forsberg even choose Vancouver? You'd have to think a Colorado return is more likely.
I just don't want to see him in a Wings jersey. God that would suck in the harshest. Imagine trying to defend against a Datsyuk-Forsberg-Zetterberg line? No thanks.
But I don't want him playing for you guys either. We don't need the Avs getting any better. The Nucks will rule the NW Division once again!

 
At August 8, 2007 at 2:37 PM , Blogger Jibblescribbits said...

YOU don't want to see him in a wings jersey... that's the first sign of the apocalypse my friend.


Looks like Vancouver's not really pursuing him.

 
At August 8, 2007 at 4:19 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

That may be, but at the same time, Forsberg is coming to that point in his career that his injuries are not going away. He is liability at times, and in my opinion, he needs to come back with a lower salary loaded with incentives. Bonuses if he plays so many games or if the team he plays on gets a few rounds into the playoffs.
I don't like that article, Jibble. It asks "what if the Islanders (who lost Smyth) offered Peter a 3-year 25 million deal. Who in the hell would do that? And who says Peter is going to play for 3 years? I don't think his body will hold up for 3 more. To me it seems like next year is his last.
As whacked as it sounds, he should be in a Lindros situation. A lower based contract with incentives because of his health issues.

 
At August 8, 2007 at 6:11 PM , Blogger Jibblescribbits said...

Who in the hell would do that?

You've been on vacation recently so you are obviously not familiar with Crazy Kevin Lowe.

But you should be familiar with good ol Garth Snow, he of the 15 year goalie contracts.

I agree with you though, a week or two ago i wrote i thought the Avs should bring him back for a base salary of $2M (maybe even $3M) with incentives for playoffs ice-time per game, playoff points and games played, that could earn him up to $6M

 
At August 8, 2007 at 6:20 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

And that raises a problem. If Nonis tacks on incentives to the point of $6 million, why would Nonis want that to count against the Canucks' cap next season?
I guess if you are going for the Cup NOW it may be a worthy gamble.

 
At August 9, 2007 at 7:53 AM , Blogger Jibblescribbits said...

Yeah i believe if you think you are just a little offense away from being a cup contender, as I think Vancouver is, then it's a worthy gamble.

I think it's a worthy gamble for the Avs because they have the cap space. It would have to be a one year contract though, because you don't want to screw yourself next season.

 
At August 9, 2007 at 8:33 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Judging by how the Avs played late in the season and with the additions of Hannan and Smyth, methinks the Avs are going to make some noise in 07-08. So you're right, Forsberg would fit there as well. It's just that I don't want him to go there!

 

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