Grizzly wrote:Healthy... Forsberg is one of the top players in the world ... the fact is he isn't and he hasn't been for a long time ... I wouldn't trade anything for him right now even if it is only 1 of our second round draft picks.
Oh come on, you're seriously saying you wouldn't give up a 2nd round pick if that's all it took to get Forsberg here? I see your point that going after Forsberg is not in the best interests of the team (because of health issues and the assets we would realistically have to give up to bring here), but a 2nd rounder is definitely worth the risk. The guy definitely has some health concerns but he's also got what, 38 points in 39 games? It isn't as if he's been hurt the whole year. Not to mention he has the potential to elevate his game to an elite level during the playoffs (tons of guys play through the pain, he's no exception). That's not even factoring in the boost he could give our ailing superstar. Sedin, Forsberg, Morrison is a pretty sick top 3. A 2nd rounder itself, is hardly a guaranteed top player. Some work out but many more don't.
Anyway, I can't believe I've got so worked up about this as it's not going to happen (at least not at that price). I'm generally in agreement with you and Meers that it's definitely not worth it to give up the future for Forsberg no matter how great he is. However, I wouldn't go as far as saying he's not worth one 2nd rounder.
He's a no-brainer for a 2nd rounder.
He's about to have Nonis killed if it was for Morrison, Bourdon/Schneider/, Edler and a 1st.
Good for Nashville, they, in all likelyhood, have the most potential to win the cup now.
They sure as hell make the west alot more interesting and fun to watch in the playoffs.
I Nonis stays patient, we will be in Nashville's position the year after next, and much more poised to do some damage next year. I am glad Nonis didn't do the move, if we make a run this year it will be more about EVERYTHING going right (read: flukeyish ala Edm, Car '02,). I'm sure any playoff success will be gravy but there is a plan in place. If Nonis stays true to this plan, the 'Nucks will be a successful team for a longer time, and can make SERIOUS runs at the cup for several seasons...such as getting a Forsberg.