Monday, February 25, 2008
FOPPA: Bringing It All Back Home
It came as quite of a surprise to hear that Peter the Great signed with the Avs for the remainder of the season. Of course I'm happy to hear the news. It kind of warms the heart to know that Peter chose the Avs over other teams that I'm sure were willing to take a chance at the one time MVP. However, I think my joy would be more pronounced if the sting of last night's playoff bed-shitting loss to the Crude wasn't still fresh in my memory. I might also get more excited if the Avs announce the signing of a burly defensemen to replace the obvious deficiency on the blue line with the losses of Clark and Finger. However, this move on its own doesn't make me think we still only have an outside chance of getting into the playoffs. All of that said.....
While Forsberg's health is still an obvious question mark, let us not forget that 2002 playoff run after Peter missed almost the entire regular season recovering from a ruptured spleen, only to end up leading all playoff scorers. If the Avs make a couple of more moves, along with return of Sakic and the addition of Forsberg, things could get interesting. First things first. The Avs desperately need to get at least 3 points out of the next two game in Calgary and Vancouver.......Welcome home Peter.