Friday, February 16, 2007

Forsberg Traded to Nashville

Yesterday, the Toronto Maple Leafs faced the Philadelphia Flyers. The Leafs won 4-2, but on the Flyer's side , they lost so much more than 2 points.

Peter Forsberg was finally traded on Thursday, just before the Flyers game against the Leafs. Forsberg even took the warm-up skate but was then traded to the Nashville Predators. The Flyers actually made an almost even trade picking up Scottie Upshall, Ryan Parent and a 1st and 3rd round draft pick. Depending on how the draft picks turn out, than this trade might swing in the Flyers favor.

This trade is huge for the Predators, who are 1st in the Western Conference, but only have deep playoff experience Paul Kariya, Jason Arnott, Steve Sullivan and now Peter Forsberg. A funny thing about Forberg, is that he has more playoff points(162) and Stanley Cups(2) than all of the Nashville Franchise combined(155 points and 1 Stanley Cup). Forsberg will make his debut will the Predators tonight against ST. Louis.

So what do I really think about this trade... well I think that the Predators will be going deep into the playoffs.


Oracle said...

Looks like a good trade for both teams. Philly had to deal Forseberg when he wouldn't commit to playing next year. They picked up some young potential for a team that needs to build on youth like Carter and Richards (who have had injury trouble this year and have not yet reached their potential). Nashville knows its their time to make a run for the Cup not only because their current team rocks, but also because this is probably the franchises last chance to develop a solid fan base. If they don't sell 14,000 season tickets next year they will probably move to a new city. So they're going to give all those hockey-mad Tennesseans good reason to follow along.

Alfie The Senator said...

This could be great insurance for Nashville, who haven't seen a great import since Shania Twain. A move to a strong team may also extend Foresberg's carreer and that would be great for we the fans, As a side note, it would have been interesting to see him with the Canucks along with Naslund.