Well, that didn’t last long. A press conference has been scheduled for 2:30 PM MT for Peter Forsberg’s impending retirement. Via official press release:

Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg will hold a press conference today (Monday, February 14) at 2:30 p.m. at Pepsi Center.

At that time, he will announce his retirement from the game of hockey.

The press conference will be held at The Ridgeline Restaurant on the club level.

Forsberg’s comeback attempt lasted just two games. The weeks leading up to ‘Foppa’s’ return were a sideshow like atmosphere for those following the team with rampant speculation on his potential impact.

Aborted comeback aside, Peter Forsberg was a fantastic hockey player and it’s a shame we never got the chance to truly realize his abilities. That said, was it worth if for the Avalanche to allow him one more shot in the NHL?

Comments (7)

  1. Of course it was worth it. The Avs owed it to one of the finest players to ever play for their organization.

  2. In the thick of playoff race and that injury history? I’d take a pass if it was my team.

  3. With the Avalanche sliding their way out of the playoff picture… I think it was a nothing ventured, nothing gained mentality for Colorado. If the team was cruising I think they would have thought otherwise. If it had worked out, it would have been the best deal the Avalanche made this deadline… since it cost them nothing in terms of assets. Everyone was harping that he would be point a game down the stretch… which is a stretch indeed but I still think it was a good idea to try him out.. If only they could get some goaltending / defense.

  4. They had nothing to lose, and while his stat line wasn’t great in those 2 games (0 pts, -4) from everything I’ve heard he was still one of the better players on the ice for the Avs in those games.

  5. That’s a shame. I was hoping to see him play against the Pens on Wednesday.

  6. why did you waste our time comin back LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. YEAH U LOSER!!!!!!!!!!

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