UPDATE, 5:50 p.m.: Same lineup against Bs. And that includes Thomas Pock out of the lineup for the second consecutive game. More later…
UPDATE, 2:45 p.m.: Don’t order that No. 21 Liberty sweater just yet. Now comes word that Forsberg has NOT waived his no-trade clause. This is why I shouldn’t post anything until I know it’s fact. But I’m pretty sure that runs against the whole without-a-net spirit of blogging. Either way, I’ll follow up when I know what’s what.
Just when you thought you’ve heard enough Peter Forsberg speculation, the Flyers captain is indeed ready to “waive his no-trade clause”:http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/article.jsp?content=20070129_120829_4788 in order to go to a Cup contender.
Punchline: I guess that rules out the Rangers.
Or apparently not. According to Sportsnet, the Rangers are one of three teams—Montreal and Toronto being the other two—mentioned as having already contacted the Flyers.
No truth to the rumor that Brendan Shanahan is already headed to the airport to pick Forsberg up….
Either way, the Flyers are in the middle of a conference call with their beat writers to discuss the issue. More later…