Blue Valentine: Forsberg retires again

The second NHL comeback of former superstar Peter Forsberg is over after just two games. Forsberg, the 37-year-old Swede who hooked on with the Avalanche last week, made it official on Monday afternoon. The time has finally come, I am retiring from the game of ice hockey,” said Forsberg.  “I’ve played hockey all my life but I’ve come to the decision that I’ve played my final game.  It is perfect for me to announce my retirement here in Denver, as a member of the Colorado Avalanche.” The news comes as a shock, with Colorado in the midst of a seven- …

RICE & MICE: Chronic Ankle Instability

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you have probably heard about the 2011 version of “Peter Forsberg’s Comeback to the NHL.” For the better part of the last decade there have been whispers and rumors about a possible comeback for Forsberg at least once in each NHL season. Mentioning Forsberg’s name may prompt any combination three reactions from hockey fans: they love him, they hate him or they complain about the number of injuries that have plagued his career in the NHL. We are now in a point of the 2010-2011 season where people are once again speculating that …

Milestone Madness

It’s amazing to think the Flyers are on pace to reach 1,000 home wins in franchise history.  It would have been sweet to see the Orange and Black do it this past Saturday against the rival New Jersey Devils, but Johan Hedberg and Patrik Elias had a little something to say in that regard. Anywhoo…Philly gets another crack at a grand tonight against the Montreal Canadiens, in the final meeting of a four-game regular-season series which serves as the Flyers’ final contest before the All-Star Break. Since our hockey club, which sits atop the NHL standings, is so close to this momentous occasion, it’s …

Hitting the posts 11.05.10

“Hitting the posts” is a weekly roundup of links to hockey stories from across the web. If you have any suggestions for articles that we should use, hit us up here. The offseason moves to the Flyers’ defense are paying dividends :: Hockey Buzz Scott Hartnell’s distractions are behind him :: Philly Sports Daily Sergei Bobrovsky is a praiseworthy work in progress :: Philly Sports Daily The lament of Brian Boucher :: Broad Street Hockey Benching Nikolay Zherdev reenergized him :: Philly.com The NHL’s wheel of justice will soon spin for Dan Carcillo :: Flyer Files Danny Briere, now with …

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