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Forsberg comments on trade

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators

Peter Forsberg
Courtesy of Philadelphia Flyers
Peter Forsberg discusses his trade to Nashville during a press conference Thursday night in Philadelphia.

Thursday night Peter Forsberg commented on his trade to Nashville during a media availability at the second intermission of Philadelphia's game against Toronto. Below are quotes from that event, courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Forsberg: "I felt like I was being fair to give up my no trade clause and go somewhere. They get something for me and I get to go to a good team. It kind of worked out the way we planned it. Unfortunately, with staying here, I liked it here and everything, but it is kind of hard but I couldn't commit and that's why [Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren] had to move me and I understand that."

Forsberg: "It's early, if I would consider (re-signing) I would have signed already. It would be pretty weird if I went somewhere and resigned with that team right now because I am saying I don't know. I am going to evaluate this summer how I feel and if I am going to continue to play. Re-signing for me right now would be out of the question because that is why they are moving me."

Forsberg: "I had so much trouble throughout the year. Believe me, it has been a tough year. Not losing, that is just one part, but the foot [injury] and not being able to do my best. For me, playing hockey is that you got to go out and play your best and give 100% every night and if you can't hold your balance, and 82 games is a long season... It's been feeling much, much better with all the added help that I have been getting. So it has been better lately, but I would like to see that myself playing good for a long time before I commit to another year."

Forsberg: "I am disappointed with myself. I played and I couldn't get everything straightened out.  But, I'm not disappointed about the Flyers, absolutely not. I am a big part of why we were winning and I know that and we were playing really good last year until all the injuries hit us.  We were leading the league there halfway through the year. Injuries kept on hitting us; [Keith] Primeau went down and everybody else and I'm not saying that I am mad about anything here. I had a good time here, unfortunately we didn't win."


For video highlights of the Philadelphia press conference, which also featured Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and chairman Ed Snider, click here. (Video courtesy of

For audio comments from Predators GM David Poile, see this announcement of the Forsberg acquisition on


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