Archive for November, 2009

One week left of voting

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Forsberg update

Just spoke to one of my Swedish sources, the same one who told me that Sundin would sign with the Canucks, just hours before the official announcement came in. Click here to see my blog post at the time.

He said that Forsberg’s decision on his future will likely be made at the beginning of next week, and that he doesn’t think “the Canucks are number one on Peter’s list.”

Stay tuned.

Canucks scout in Finland

So, I spoke to Canucks Swedish-based scout Inge Hammarstrom yesterday. I was working on my Anton Rodin article, and Hammarstrom gets to watch Rodin play on a regular basis in Sweden so that’s what we talked about. However, Hammarstrom also told me he was in Finland scouting a tournament of 1992 born players. What’s also happening in Finland right now? The Karjala Cup, in which Peter Forsberg is playing. I’m not saying Hammarstrom is also scouting Forsberg, but I’m just saying.

Team 1040 Canucks color commentator Tom Larscheid said tonight that Mike Gillis is “extremely interested” in acquiring Forsberg.

It will be interesting to see how this unfolds.

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Sweden stomps Carleton

The Carleton Ravens played host to Sweden’s U20 national junior team team last night in Ottawa, and the Swedes prevailed with a 5-1 win. A few quick thoughts.

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