Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Full circle for Forsberg...Philly is definetely a cup favorite!
Peter Forsberg is going back where he started. TSN has learned that the Philadelphia Flyers have signed Forsberg to a two-year deal worth $10.7 million.
Forsberg will get $5.7 million in the first year of the deal and $5.0 in the second year.
The aquisition of Forsberg puts the Flyers over the NHL's salary cap, but GM Bob Clarke expects to make a trade within the next two days to get back under the league's financial limit.
The player most likely to go is veteran Jeremy Roenick, with NHL sources suggesting he is about to be moved to the L.A. Kings.
Forsberg was orginally drafted by the Flyers, 6th overall, in 1991. He was then traded to the Quebec Nordiques in the Eric Lindros deal in 1992 before ever playing a game with Philadelphia.
Vancouver trades Brent Sopel to the NY Islanders, and the NY Rangers sign Martin Rucinsky.