Fox Sports Speculates on Forsberg to Isles

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/10/2007 07:51:00 AM | | |
Fox Sports expands on a possible Forsberg to the Islanders scenario that includes several teams here

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Of course his injury problems and his failure last season on a bad Flyers team make this a risky signing, but the Islanders do need another center and do not have much to offer of value in the trade market other than youth they need to hold onto. If Forsberg and his agent are willing to sign for the money the Islanders can give that to him and no doubt Guerin, Sillinger and Witt would make the basis a good veteran core and players who know how to win.

In the end does it come down to his agents comments that he wants the big payday and are the Islanders willing to take that chance. He was virtually in the playoffs for Nashville and my guess is it takes three years, eighteen million to put him in an Islander uniform. Good news is if it does not work out and he's healthy there will be a trade market for him that will improve the system. Bad news news is he get's hurt and cannot play his cap hit could cripple the club.