Friday, January 26, 2007

Gotta Start Somewhere....

Daily Dose:

The Sixers play Cleveland tonite in the second of a back-to-back set of games at the Wachovia Center at 7pm. Let's hope they don't do too much to screw up their rightful place at the top of the NBA lottery heap.

The Flyers don't play until tomorrow at 1pm at the Wachovia Center vs. the hated NY Rangers. Today, the news was dominated by stories of Peter Forsberg contacting the Avalanche on his own in order to force some sort of trade. I seriously doubt Forsberg's sincerity, at this point, that he really wants to be here. In my opinion, Forsberg, at his age, wants no part of a rebuilding effort. He has been dithering about trying to find solutions for his skate problem and I find it hard to believe that with the amount of time and money that the Flyers have thrown at this problem that it hasn't been fixed to Forsberg's satisfaction to this point. I harbor no ill will towards Forsberg at this point; afterall, it just hasn't worked out that the team was in a position to utilize his unique talents. But add up the constant yo-yo-ing in and out of the lineup, his initial reticence to be the captain of the team to begin with, along with the diva-esque issues with his skates, and I believe that it's time to see what we can get for Forsberg.

On another Flyers note, check out this footage of Todd Fedoruk throwing a punch at Joni Pitkanen. It's good to see someone trying to motivate the apparently brain dead Pitkanen, who is a dreadful minus-23 on the year so far.

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