The Globe reports that Peter Forsberg has decided to bow out of participating in the upcoming Karjala Cup in Helsinki after leaving his first day of practice with Team Sweden complaining of pain in his right foot (The Globe cites his "problematic ankle") and casting doubt onto a possible return to the NHL. There was very high interest in Detroit, Ottawa, Colorado and Vancouver in Forsberg.
Now Ken Campbell of The Hockey News suggests the Ottawa Senators should forget trying to win a bidding war for a banged-up Peter Forsberg and instead try to make "a bold and concerted pitch" for rejuvenated Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin.
Come on, everyone in the hockey world knows it'll be a cold day in hell before the Leafs trade Sundin, or anyone else from their roster, to the Ottawa Senators. The only way Sundin might - emphasis on "might" - end up in a Sens jersey by the trade deadline is if another team is involved whereby the Leafs trade him to that team which then "flips" him to the Senators. And if there was any hint of Ottawa landing Sundin, it wouldn't go down.