Can Isles enter Forsberg race?

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/14/2008 11:01:00 AM | |
Daily Herald: Tim Sasson reports the Chicago Black Hawks are still trying to sign Peter Forsberg, despite being outside of the playoff picture at this time.

The article speculates it's likely BlackHawks gm Dale Tallon has presented Forsberg a deal for at least two years past this one, perhaps in the neighborhood of $5 million a year.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Lot of downside and risks with Forsberg but if this team wants a veteran to add to Guerin who will be in the final year of his contract next season, they can still make a long-term contract offer. If negotiations with Chicago are serious obviously the playoffs are not the only priority for Forsberg.

If the Isles have decided against signing Comrie, this allows them to move him at the deadline and add some young speed and skill to Forsberg.

Something to ponder for 7/1 because Peter Forsberg will attract free agents to whatever club he signs with.