He's coming off an MVP season. His AVS might have the most powerful offense in hockey history. For Peter Forsberg -- and the rest of the NHL -- it's game on. (For one more year, anyway.)
Coach Tony Granato is here, feeling great about what may be the best set of forwards ever assembled on one professional hockey team. GM Pierre Lacroix is here, chiding a local reporter for printing a joke he made about the coming NHL Apocalypse (a.k.a. the expiration of the league's collective bargaining agreement). That event happens to be exactly one year from today -- Sept. 15, 2004. But Peter Forsberg is not here. Not here now ... and maybe not here a year from now.
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