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Ronnie Bass
02-15-2007, 08:13 PM
http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=196374&hubname=



The Philadelphia Flyer centre was on the ice for warm-up for Thursday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but he has been scratched from the game lineup and a trade may be imminent.
Sources tell TSN the Nashville Predators and Philadelphia Flyers are close to a deal that would send at least two players and draft picks to Philadelphia in exchange for Forsberg, but that the deal is not yet officially done.


Damn, BIG roll of the dice for Nashville, but if he can stay healthy through the playoffs, wow, what a war it's going to be in the Western Conference playoffs.

EDIT: Nashville gives up a 1st, 3rd, Scottie Upshaw and Ryan Parent, that's is a pretty package Philly is getting back. They are just waiting for the league to give it's approval.

dominizzo
02-15-2007, 08:59 PM
Preds will win Stanley

Ronnie Bass
02-15-2007, 09:30 PM
Preds will win Stanley
If Forsberg can stay healthy they would be the favorites.

And that would be three straight cup wins for the south as well.

unifiedtheory
02-15-2007, 09:35 PM
If Forsberg can stay healthy they would be the favorites.

And that would be three straight cup wins for the south as well.

That would make me VOMIT...and make Gary Bettman dance in the streets...

The question is, would anyone in Nashville give a rats ***?

I don't think they are faves though, like I said in the NHL thread, they remind me of last years Red Wings. They are getting fat playing crappy divisional games all year. They have a lot to prove to me in the playoffs.

icephinfan
02-15-2007, 09:40 PM
ESPNEWS had Barry Melrose on, saying that Forsberg goes from the WORST team in the NHL to one of the best right now. Good pick-up for the Preds.

Roman529
02-15-2007, 10:36 PM
http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=196374&hubname=



Damn, BIG roll of the dice for Nashville, but if he can stay healthy through the playoffs, wow, what a war it's going to be in the Western Conference playoffs.

EDIT: Nashville gives up a 1st, 3rd, Scottie Upshaw and Ryan Parent, that's is a pretty package Philly is getting back. They are just waiting for the league to give it's approval.

Reunited with Paul Kariya. Go Preds....my Flyers better get something decent in return.

dominizzo
02-15-2007, 10:41 PM
Ryan parent great D man prospect!! Scottie upshall!! Lots of upside !! And a 1st rounder!! philly will have 2 ist Rders this year in a weak draft!!


I do think the Berg will resign with Philly after the season

Ronnie Bass
02-15-2007, 11:15 PM
Ryan parent great D man prospect!! Scottie upshall!! Lots of upside !! And a 1st rounder!! philly will have 2 ist Rders this year in a weak draft!!
It only figures with the Flyers luck that they might get the first pick and there are no Crosbys, Malkins and AOs in this years draft to be had.

dominizzo
02-15-2007, 11:21 PM
It only figures with the Flyers luck that they might get the first pick and there are no Crosbys, Malkins and AOs in this years draft to be had.


Top Guys are Angelo Esposito Sam gagner and this Russian Kid that apparently is like Slava Kozlov

Roman529
02-16-2007, 12:56 AM
Ryan parent great D man prospect!! Scottie upshall!! Lots of upside !! And a 1st rounder!! philly will have 2 ist Rders this year in a weak draft!!


I do think the Berg will resign with Philly after the season

I could see Foppa heading back to Sweden or back to the Avs before he goes back to Philly. The Flyers better get a top goalie with one of their picks. :tongue:

arsenal
02-16-2007, 09:59 AM
that'll just make it tougher for the wings to catch em for first and the presidents trophy... but we do play each other 5 more times before the end of the season... it'll be a fun stretch run...

Slappy8800
02-16-2007, 02:22 PM
only once in the past 10-15 years has te team with the best overall record won the stanley cup

arsenal
02-16-2007, 02:46 PM
only once in the past 10-15 years has te team with the best overall record won the stanley cup

believe me i know it means nothing to win the presidents trophy, the redwings have won it plenty recently without doing jack in the playoffs... but id rather get that 1 seed than the 4... and whoever gets that first place spot in the central division have a good shot at having the best overall record...

WarriorWelker83
02-17-2007, 04:19 PM
Nashville has a team?

It's a trade the Flyers HAD to make, as the uncertainty of Forsberg not resigning was just too great. Plus they cant play him because he always gets hurt, and getting hurt right before the deadline is not going to help the trade value he has. I dont know if what they got is ideal.....but at least they got something.

I've heard he still hasn't ruled out coming back to Philadelphia anyway, and the Flyers will have 20 million plus in cap most likely, not to mention the young talent they already have, and whatever else they'll get for the other guys they might trade, like Robert Esche & Derian Hatcher, so next year they'll at least TRY to be back as contenders.

TitansFanatic
02-17-2007, 10:14 PM
Nashville has a team?

It's a trade the Flyers HAD to make, as the uncertainty of Forsberg not resigning was just too great. Plus they cant play him because he always gets hurt, and getting hurt right before the deadline is not going to help the trade value he has. I dont know if what they got is ideal.....but at least they got something.

I've heard he still hasn't ruled out coming back to Philadelphia anyway, and the Flyers will have 20 million plus in cap most likely, not to mention the young talent they already have, and whatever else they'll get for the other guys they might trade, like Robert Esche & Derian Hatcher, so next year they'll at least TRY to be back as contenders.

Um, yes, Nashville has a team. More people give a crap than you think...I wish I didn't live 3 hours away or I'd go to games.

TitansFanatic
02-17-2007, 10:14 PM
I'm watching them play right now. Tied in the second against the Wild.

unifiedtheory
02-17-2007, 10:48 PM
Um, yes, Nashville has a team. More people give a crap than you think...I wish I didn't live 3 hours away or I'd go to games.

If more people cared why are they 25th in paid attendence, while being first overall?

TitansFanatic
02-17-2007, 10:54 PM
If more people cared why are they 25th in paid attendence, while being first overall?

I'm saying people care outside Nashville that maybe can't make it to a game. And the GMC usually has a decent crowd...it's not that big of an arena. The game is supposedly sold out tonight.

The attendence deal is way over blown. The Preds aren't going to be moved out...

What needs to happen is more business ticket sales...that equals profit.

unifiedtheory
02-18-2007, 12:04 AM
I'm saying people care outside Nashville that maybe can't make it to a game. And the GMC usually has a decent crowd...it's not that big of an arena. The game is supposedly sold out tonight.

The attendence deal is way over blown. The Preds aren't going to be moved out...

What needs to happen is more business ticket sales...that equals profit.

Their owner is trying to sell a 40-49% share of the franchise to help with the losses he's taking. If they don't get their attendence up they could be moved, they have a stipulation in their arena agreement that states this...

If the city does not support them (by selling out every game) there are cities (Seattle, K.C., St. Catherine's/Waterloo and Winnepeg) that will more then gladly take them of Nashville's hands.

It's another Gary Bettman failure, putting teams into markets that have ZERO interest in hockey. The Thrashers are the same, not getting people to the games even when they are having a good year.

There was an article in the Toronto Sun a week ago that said that 33% of league revenues come from the 6 Canadian franchises, yet Canadian franchises only make up 20% of the league and have the exchange rate to take into account. The Canadian franchises, long treated as 2nd class citizens in the Gary Bettman regime are the ones keeping the league afloat.

How much longer will the players (who have a 52% stake in how well the league does) and the owners (who have to share their profits with lame duck franchises in non traditional hockey markets) continue to fund the teams that simply can't make money?

WarriorWelker83
02-18-2007, 02:12 PM
Their owner is trying to sell a 40-49% share of the franchise to help with the losses he's taking. If they don't get their attendence up they could be moved, they have a stipulation in their arena agreement that states this...

If the city does not support them (by selling out every game) there are cities (Seattle, K.C., St. Catherine's/Waterloo and Winnepeg) that will more then gladly take them of Nashville's hands.

It's another Gary Bettman failure, putting teams into markets that have ZERO interest in hockey. The Thrashers are the same, not getting people to the games even when they are having a good year.

There was an article in the Toronto Sun a week ago that said that 33% of league revenues come from the 6 Canadian franchises, yet Canadian franchises only make up 20% of the league and have the exchange rate to take into account. The Canadian franchises, long treated as 2nd class citizens in the Gary Bettman regime are the ones keeping the league afloat.

How much longer will the players (who have a 52% stake in how well the league does) and the owners (who have to share their profits with lame duck franchises in non traditional hockey markets) continue to fund the teams that simply can't make money?

As long as the thick headed people who think expansion into non-Hockey markets will in the "big picture" work. Which it wont.....They've over expanded as it is, and while it's nice and heart warming that Cinderella tampa makes a cup run, it's just not beneficial to hockey.

dominizzo
02-18-2007, 02:28 PM
All I know Scottie Upshall scored yesterday