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(Sports Network) - When a team that has already switched the coach and GM is off to the worst start in its history, there is an obvious next step. They say that you can't fire the players. But you can trade them.

Those winds are beginning to blow around the City of Brotherly love, and the focus of the big rumors has been captain and superstar center Peter Forsberg. The Swede's name has been linked to several teams, but the organization is claiming that the interest has been one-sided. Peter Luukko, who is the president and COO of Comcast-Spectacor, the team's parent company, said that Forsberg isn't on the block.

"Our plan has been and remains to re-sign Peter Forsberg," Luukko told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "At some point, we are going to sit down with him and his agent. He's a special player. Now, will Peter want to re-sign here? That is why we have to sit down with him to talk about it. But we want him back."

Simon Gagne and goaltender Robert Esche have also been linked to rumors. Esche has the best chance of being dealt, as his exit would open up the logjam that is the goaltending situation with him and Antero Niittymaki both in the fold.

On the ice the misery continued for Philly on Monday, as the team lost a 4-1 tilt in Toronto. Andrew Raycroft stopped 40 shots and Nik Antropov's third period goal proved to be the game-winner for the Maple Leafs. Toronto scored three times in the final period.

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