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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

DETROIT - With the Detroit Red Wings holding a scouting staff summit this week in Florida, the team can now throw Peter Forsberg's name into the mix of potential candidates to fill their need for a top-six forward.

Forsberg met with Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren Monday and reportedly gave the Flyers permission to explore trading him. The 33-year-old Forsberg can still control his destination because he has a no-trade clause in his contract.

"He wants out of Philadelphia badly there's no doubt about that," one Wings scout confirmed. "It's been discussed trying to bring him here."

The Wings interest in Forsberg will depend entirely on his health.

"There's been one inquiry, a long time ago, only to say that if he were healthy we'd like to hear from Paul at the deadline, if he's going to move him," a Wings official said. "If he's going to be dealt, just place a courtesy call to us."

Forsberg is in the final year of two-year deal worth $11.5-million US. The Wings have just over $2-million left to spend and they have said they plan to spend as much of it as possible.

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I read in the paper today they are trying to find a boot/skate to fit his foot. Is his foot like the size of Manhattan now or what? The wings would win the cup with a healthy forsberg.
 

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As a huge Detroit fan, I really would like to see Forsberg on my team. Him healthy would make a very valuable contribution to any team.
 

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Fighting Champ Probert said:
I read in the paper today they are trying to find a boot/skate to fit his foot. Is his foot like the size of Manhattan now or what? The wings would win the cup with a healthy forsberg.
From what I've heard, one of his feet are flat, and one of his feet ar arched.

Whichever one actually happens to be the bad one is beyond me. :dunno:
 

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From what I have read and seen on the tv. Philly has said they will not or do not want to trade Peter.
But on the other hand, I would love to see Mr Forsberg in a red and white uniform. Much better than the orange and black he is currently wearing.
But another question is, who do the Wings give up for him?? Philly wont let him go for nothing :dunno:
 

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True, I really don't know what they would give up for him. I don't want to really see anybody go. Maybe Franzen or somebody like him and a draft pick?? I don't know.
 

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Philly will be gunning for someone decent, young and probably a draft pick.

However, Forsberg's contract is pretty big I believe, does Detroit have the room to absorb it or do we have to think about salary going back?
 

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Why the hell would Detroit want another center? Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Lang, Draper, Hudler, etc. etc. I guarantee Holland will not sign Forsberg.
 

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The Wings need to sign some goons. They are getting hurt by not having any real hitting players. They are getting hit and don't hit back themselves.
 

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I'm an Av's fan and I was glad to see him leave. He's a great player and all, but he's not the "heart and soul" type player that everyone believes he is. He never lead the Avalanche to a single Cup, both times the Av's won, Sakic lead the team in points in both regular season and playoffs, in fact for the 2nd cup they won without him in the line-up. Did I mention he's also injury prone? His heart is very much in Sweden and he has contemplated retiring from the NHL on a few occasions. Holland, do NOT get this guy! He is NOT going to garauntee you ANYTHING in the playoffs! He couldn't even garauntee Philly a place in the playoffs this season!
 

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I can agree with that. I don't know why a team would give up so much for a $5 million injury prone rental player. Forsberg never took Philadelphia over the top in last season's playoffs, which ahem he played in every game.
 

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Action Jackson said:
Why the hell would Detroit want another center? Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Lang, Draper, Hudler, etc. etc. I guarantee Holland will not sign Forsberg.
Good point. Solid from top to bottom.

An arguement could be made for Datsyuk's playoff performances, but Forsberg is pretty injury-prone.

It's better that they stick with what they have now (which is pretty good), and let another team take a gamble on him.
 

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I've heard of this as well. Sports radio named 4 teams that were interested in Forsberg, and they said that Detroit wasn't on that list.
 

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BE-LEAF-ABLE said:
Good point. Solid from top to bottom.

An arguement could be made for Datsyuk's playoff performances, but Forsberg is pretty injury-prone.

It's better that they stick with what they have now (which is pretty good), and let another team take a gamble on him.
Detroit and Nashville are in an interesting position. They are good teams and playing very well, but they're in the weakest divison in the league and we know how well they both fared last year in the playoffs. It's easy to understand why they would be a little skeptical of their team and want to get a big name player.

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I've heard of this as well. Sports radio named 4 teams that were interested in Forsberg, and they said that Detroit wasn't on that list.
He might be a good fit for Vancouver. With the way Naslund and Morrison have been playing this season, picking up Forsberg may actually help the team. I don't think it would make them a contender though as their defence is still full of holes and you also have to take into consideration what it would take to pry Forsberg from Philly. They ain't going to get him with draft picks alone and my guess would be that they want young defencemen in return to possibly replace Hatcher and/or Rathje. In other words, possibly Bieksa.
 
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