Colorado Avalanche center Peter Forsberg is retiring. Again. For reals, this time.
Forsberg was arguably the best two-way player in the NHL during his heyday, leading the Avalanche to Stanley Cup titles in 1996 and 2001, and earning both the Hart Trophy and league MVP in 2003.
He started having problems with his right foot over the next few years and ended up going back to his native Sweden after appearing in nine regular-season games and seven postseason games in 2007-08. Forsberg played for his hometown club MoDo the past couple of years and his foot held up enough that he decided to give the NHL another shot.
Forsberg’s comeback lasted all of two games, both on the road, tallying a minus-4 rating and no points. On the bright side, he still has a pretty sweet goatee and a hairstyle that would draw the envy of any West Virginian. The 37-year-old may return to his old Swedish team, MoDo, who did not write the 1980 hit “Whip It.” Just thought I’d point that out.