Team Sweden Making Some Questionable Moves
Does anyone in North America remember Peter Forsberg? You know, that guy that scored 885 points for the Nordiques, Avalanche, Flyers and Predators?
Forsberg has attempted many comebacks to the NHL and other professional hockey leagues since playing in his last NHL game for the Colorado Avalanche in April 2008. His nagging ankle injuries has limited his play, but he has continued working on his game, earning a spot with fellow Swedish countryman Markus Naslund on Modo Hockey of the Swedish Elite League. Forsberg played in just three games last season, but has stormed back this campaign scoring eight goals and seven assists in nine games. Is this worthy of a roster spot on the 2010 Swedish Olympic Team?
Team Sweden Head Coach Bengt-Ake Gustafsson thinks so. On Sunday, Gustafsson announced his 23-man roster for the Swedish Team, who will be defending their 2006 Gold Medal victory in Turin. This roster includes 19 NHLers, three Swedish Elite League skaters and one KHL player. Forsberg is one of the few men that are not playing on an NHL club but squeaked into the lineup.