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Dater’s Daily: Forsberg Isn’t The Greatest Swedish Player?!



For any of you that follow us, you already may know that Dater and I have chronic back issues. I am dealing with a really horrible flare up right now, so please forgive me. Last night the the Avalanche took on the Hurricanes and well lets just say they struggled a bit. Although the team failed to drive the play, we saw an improvement from Alex Newhook after his meeting with coach Bednar. Among other news, the Swedish Ice Hockey Association named their greatest player of all time and its not Peter Forsberg…

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  • Detroit Hockey Now: Nicklas Lidstrom was named the Swedish Ice Hockey Association’s greatest player of all time. Peter Forsberg was part of their All Century Team.
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One thing Lidstrom surely had on Forsberg was longevity…1564 to 708 NHL games for the D-men. Then again, Foppa once gave Lidstrom a wedgie in a phone booth and won a Stanley Cup in the process.

Justin Houde

Yes I agree. Lidstrom the greatest but Forsberg the most spectacular of all time for sure.

Glendon Gulliver

For some daily news, Minnesota put Tyson Jost on waivers. Would the Avs want him back if they can work out the cost? The Avs 4th line centers have not been great with Helm out.

Justin Houde

Relevant question. 2M and one year left could be manageable, the guy cried watchig his friends lifting the cup so would certainly comes back with a great attitude. The expectations are kind of gone so no pressure. Stability on the fourth line and some nights on the third. Not saying they must claim him but it deserves to be looked at seriously.

Richard Trujillo

Jost is the epitome of the Avalanche’s flawed post lockout personnel philosophy. Undersized players that simply cannot hold out physically during a playoff series. It is no surprise they had the post season success they did immediately after getting rid of him.

Scott Groginsky

Cogliano is shorter and lighter than Jost. Yet, he excelled in the playoffs last year and was a critical factor in the Avalanche winning it all – a couple game-winning goals, a game-tying goal, a game-winning assist, effective penalty kill, and consistently disruptive forechecking. He’s made a career out of it. So have many smaller sized players over the years, including some who were key contributors to their team winning the Cup (Patrick Kane, Tyler Johnson, Martin St. Louis, Theo Fleury, to name just a few). And Cale Makar is about the same height and weight as Jost. So the… Read more »


It seems to me Jost would only add to a pretty big pool of bottom 6 forwards already on the team and all that at a $2 million price tag, which would make him the 6th highest paid forward alongside Rodrigues.

Glendon Gulliver

I agree. For $2 million, the Avs could probably find a better forward, defenseman, or both. All Jost really provides is a known quantity and someone familiar with the team and its system.

Alexander A.

Forsberg was Sweden’s greatest player and this was not out of partisanship. No comparison possible about what Forsberg was able to do on ice compared to Lidstrom. The sample of more than 700 games played in the NHL is large enough to allow this observation.


Show me Lidstrom’s commemorative postage stamp!

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