Hej då, Foppa.

14 Feb

“I know you can be overwhelmed and I know you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?”  “I think you can in Europe.”

10 Things I Hate About You (WUYS all-time fave)

And in Sweden.  This afternoon, Peter Forsberg will announce his re-retirement from the NHL.

You're a good man...

Well thanks a lot, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, for getting me all excited and then having some crap plot line about aliens and locking yourself in a fridge.

We have to tip our hats to Foppa for giving this a try.  It’s an inopportune time (the Avs are in the midst of their worst-ever losing streak: 7 games) and he was really making a go of it.  Injuries kept him off the ice so much during his career that no one is really surprised they will be the end of it.  The foot that has plagued him for ages just isn’t up to the rigors of NHL hockey.  But there was only one way to find out.

Still, I’m sad.  One of the greats getting back into the game could have been epic, and these days 37 is still pretty young in the NHL.  We applaud Peter and thank him for pressing his luck.  Too bad it came up a Whammy.

We’ll probably forgo audio/video updates from the presser unless they involve Matt Duchene being drunk.  Otherwise it’s just too painful.

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2 Responses to “Hej då, Foppa.”

  1. NYR Fan February 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    Where did you come from? Planet “Loser”?….As opposed to Planet “Look At Me, Look At Me”?

    …and there are a lot of people looking at Peter Forsberg this morning….best of luck to one of the great ones.

  2. Pants February 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Steph, this was definitely inspired by our 10TIHAY quote fest yesterday. 😉

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