Thursday, August 04, 2005

Foppa to Philly; Roenick Goes Hollywood

By far, the surprise signing of the season belongs to Bobby Clarke and the Flyers, who signed Peter Forsberg yesterday to a 2-year contract. To clear room under the cap, the Flyers traded Jeremy Roenick and a 3rd round draft pick to the LA Kings for future considerations.

It was obvious that Colorado would have been unable to fit Forsberg under their cap, but most rumors had him coming to Vancouver and Toronto. From a Canucks fan's perspective, I'm glad he signed with an Eastern Conference team - Forsberg usually averaged 2+ points against the Canucks.

Roenick, who only has this season left in his contract, is a perfect fit in Hollywood. He will give the league a big name and some much-needed exposure in one of the league's biggest markets. That he is brash and quotable doesn't hurt.
posted by J.J. Guerrero, 9:37 PM


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