Monday, February 14, 2011

Forsberg Retires - Really?


It seems like just yesterday that I wrote this:
It seems like just yesterday that I wrote this:
Greeted with a standing ovation and a tribute video, Forsberg played on a line with Sakic and Hejduk all night and helped quarterback the powerplay.

Forsberg played for 19:57 and had three shots and helped create twice as many scoring chances. He was effective, playing his old physical style and took a few licks along the way. It's clear that teams will target him in the coming games.
Well, guess what? Almost two full years later, Avalanche legend Peter Forsberg is returning to Denver.
Oh wait, that was last sunday - on February the 6th - that Greg Sherman announced that Peter Forsberg would be returning to play for the Avalanche.

And no, that wasn't a typo. Just the ultimate example of a little deja vu.

Two games (two Avalanche losses) later, Foppa has decided that it's time to hang his skates up for good.

At 4:30PM ET / 2:30PM MT, the Colorado Avalanche website will have a live stream of Forsberg's first official (and probably final) retirement press conference.

Note that the Avalanche website states:
At that time, he will announce his retirement from the game of hockey.
No more Sweden. No more foot surgery. No more comebacks.

From the game of hockey.

It was a remarkable career, one that should and will be honored by a number retirement next year in Denver.

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