There are reports that the Dallas Stars have spoken to Peter Forsberg about his latest career plans. The Denver Post, after first pointing out how “desperate” the Stars are for scoring, claims we’re “actively courting” him.
According to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, according to Doug Armstrong, it’s just a stop for a hello since they were in his neighborhood.
Armstrong said he and Brett Hull, the team’s new special assistant to the hockey operations department, were interviewing a pro scout in Sweden to replace Ulf Dahlen, who has since become an assistant coach with the Stars, and said they figured they would see how Forsberg is doing.
“Just like many teams in the league, we believe Peter Forsberg is a great player,” Armstrong said. “We were there. He was there. So we dropped in.”
I sincerely hope that that’s all it is. I am not interested in having Forsberg join this team. I understand that he’s been a great player in the past, but I think that’s all in the past now. He spends most of his time on the IR and the rest of the time diving and whining and laying questionable hits. Oh, and he gets the occasional assist, I guess. Five years ago, I might have set aside my loathing in favor of his talent, but I don’t think it’s a given any more that he’d be the best on a team. And judging from the number of teams that appear to be interested in him, I would bet his price would make it so that he has to be the best on the team.
Let’s take a break and maybe go a whole season without bringing in a reclamation project.