Reports seem to indicate Peter Forsberg will make his decision this week, possibly as early as tomorrow, about where he intends to skate for the rest of the NHL season. I've seen Detroit, Colorado and f-in Vancouver mentioned as possible teams he'd be interested in and I ask "why?"
Ok, I guess I can understand why he'd pick the Wings. They're leading the league in points and have to be considered the favorite to win the Cup right now. There's a bunch of Swedish guys on the team, so he'd be around guys who like meatballs. Understandable.
Colorado? Yeah, I guess this makes some sense too. He's played there, likes the city and they're going to make the playoffs also. Colorado is comfortable for Peter, much like my ass groove in the couch. Once you get there it's tough to leave.
But why is Vancouver mentioned? Sure, by all accounts it's a beautiful city, but the hockey team shows no promise. Luongo's good, but often overrated and those Sundin twins are just creepy. Naslund is well past his productive seasons and the team has problems scoring 2 goals a game. And besides all that, their new jerseys are awful. Odds are good they won't make the playoffs, or in the best case scenario, finish 6th and get swept by the Wild. Think long and hard about becoming a Canuck, Peter.
Come to Minnesota. The weather's a bit nicer than Sweden and you can center a line with Marian and Pavol. Think about that for a minute: Demitra to Forsberg to Gaborik. Come and drink from the Cup in St. Paul.