11-05-2006, 10:54 AM
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Now This would be funny if true it's probably not but funny anyways..
Speaking of Forsberg, a source out of Detroit told the Daily Times the Flyers are listening to trade offers for their captain.
According to the source, the Red Wings have considerable interest and have had scouts at several Flyers games this season.
As many as five NHL scouts were slated to be present for the Flyers game against the Washington Capitals Saturday, including a representative for the Red Wings.
The source also said the Flyers have expressed interest in defensmen Mathieu Schneider and Andreas Lilja, although it wasn’t certain if they were being discussed in a deal for Forsberg.
If in fact the Flyers do move Forsberg, who is the face of the franchise, and don’t get at least some star quality in return, there is no doubt that a nuclear winter could be close behind for the Flyers.
Although, they might be having their hand forced by Forsberg at this point.
Forsberg is a free agent at the end of the season and has been deft at avoiding answering questions about signing an extension to stay in Philadelphia.
His non-answers may be a message that he has no intention of re-signing here, and maybe the Flyers have picked up on that.
Maybe they now figure they need to get something for him before he walks away in April for nothing.
But if it’s Forsberg for the aforementioned players from Detroit, it’ll be the end of an era in Philadelphia. The end of a prosperous, winning tradition that could be finalized next June with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman strolling to a podium in Ottawa and saying: "With the first selection, in the 2007 NHL entry draft, the Philadelphia Flyers select ..