FLYERS TO PLAY FOOTSIE?
Word out of Sweden this week is that Peter Forsberg is attempting another NHL comeback and that he plans on signing with someone this week.
Just so you know, the Flyers are not interested. As fun as it would be for us to have Peter back in the locker room, the Flyers aren't interested in any more drama and have told him no thanks.
Where will he end up? Good question. Not a lot of teams with cap room. I also hear Colorado doesn't want him back. Curious to see where he ends up. Maybe he goes to a weaker team, plays well and forces a trade to a Cup contender by March.
Therefore, maybe we haven't heard the last of Forsberg in Philly.
Talked to Jason Ward for a bit today about innocuous stuff and I got to tell ya, I really like the guy. I wish he had a real chance to make this team because he's certainly a very affable fellow.
No doubt though that he might be a call up if the team suddenly gets bitten by their old friend the injury bug.
I hear Ray Emery has a second "special" mask that he plans to unfurl for the Winter Classic that will pay homage to Flyers' goaltenders of the past. I'll keep you posted on that minor development.
Finally, a personal word on Randy Jones. Just in case I don't get a chance to write this and he gets shipped off to another team.
Randy has been one of the really good people in the locker room for the past five years. I got to know him for the first time when he was a defenseman on the Phantoms when they won the Calder Cup in 2005.
He was always accessible, always a stand-up guy and always made time to talk.
I've certainly given him his share of grief in that time for mistakes or sloppy play, and he just rolled with it as part of the job.
I wish him well wherever he ends up. He certainly respects the sport and all of the trimmings that go with it.