Friday, January 25, 2008

Rumors from...Sweden!

There seems to be a lot of rumours about Swedish players lately, and the Swedish website Expressen.se seems to have it covered:

Peter Forsberg has had no setbacks with his training and is progressing well with his comeback. He's confirmed that he won't be playing for hometown team Modo, considering that the deadline to sign new players for Swedish Elite League teams is January 31. Modo assistant coach Fredrik Andersson is giving Foppa additional skate exercises along with the regular practices.

In other Forsberg news, Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland has revealed that Forsberg has turned down the Red Wings twice in the past. In 2005, Foppa chose Philadelphia instead of Detroit, and in February of 2007, the Wings made a push for Forsberg but he ended up in Nashville. Holland remains open to signing Forsberg, but knows that he would prefer to go to Colorado or Philadelphia.

The Red Wings have offered much-hyped Swedish prospect Fabian Brunnstrom a contract. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks remain in the sweepstakes, with the Anaheim Ducks making a late offer.

Former NHLer Magnus Arvedson will be an assistant coach for Team Sweden at the LG Hockey Games in Stockholm in February.

Seven scouts from six teams were watching the Columbus Blue Jackets-Chicago Blackhawks game Thursday night. The Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers(2 scouts) and the Tampa Bay Lightning were all represented. Source

The Carolina Hurricanes remain interested in Avs defenseman John-Michael Liles, while scouts from the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Washington Capitals were in attendance at the last Avalanche game. Source

1 comment:

nick said...

It would be so sweet to see forsberg in Vancouver, playing with other Swedes - Naslund, 2 Sedins, Salo, Ohlund, Edler.