Peter Forsberg debuted in 1990 with the junior squad of Modo Hockey, a club in his hometown of, Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. The next year he was drafted 6th overall by the Flyers in the NHL Entry Draft and was the first European taken that year. Forsberg, unfortunately, didn’t make his debut as a Flyer, but with the Quebec Nordiques, due to being involved in a trade before he even stepped onto NHL ice. Forsberg went to the Nordiques along with 5 other Flyers in exchange for Eric Lindros in what was probably, in my opinion, the worst trade in Flyers history.
Forsberg flourished while playing on the Nordiques, which became the Colorado Avalanche in 1995. With the Avs, he had the vision of a world class passer, the hands of a top scorer & the competitive edge to perform under pressure. Peter combined physical play & skill both offensively and defensively, which made him one of the best two way players to ever set foot on the ice. He won two Stanley Cups, an Art Ross Trophy, a Hart Memorial Trophy & played internationally for Sweden in the Olympics. With team Sweden, Peter secured one Bronze medal, five Silver, & four Gold. His greatest moment of glory came when he made Swedish hockey history by scoring against Canada in a sudden-death shootout to clinch one of his Olympic gold medals in Lilliehammer.
Philadelphia finally welcomed Forsberg in 2005, snatching him out of free agency & although he only played a short period of time with the Flyers, he recorded 56 assists in 2005 & had a total of 100 points over two seasons. He was a key leader to some of the young players on the team, especially Simon Gagne who recorded his career best in goals with Forsberg on his line. According to Gagne, Flyers captain Claude Giroux reminds him of Forsberg in terms of style of play and leadership.
As a diehard Flyers fan, I found myself rooting for Forsberg no matter what sweater he was wearing because he was such a respected & talented player in the NHL. If I could turn back time I would’ve passed on the trade for Lindros. Of course, that would’ve meant that the Legion of Doom wouldn’t have existed; however, I would’ve loved to see a young Forsberg and John LeClair play together.
This frozen Peternutbutter Forsberg Pie is just as smooth as his play. It’s creamy, crunchy & would win a medal or two at your next holiday party.
Frozen Peternut Butter Forsberg Pie
- 2 1/4 cups whipping cream
- 1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup (about 15) bite-size chocolate-covered peanut butter cups, chopped
- Chocolate graham crackers
- 5 tbs butter, melted
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup of the cream, peanut butter, and 1/4 cup of the powdered sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth.
- In a medium bowl, combine the remaining 2 cups cream and the remaining 3/4 cup powdered sugar to make a great homemade whipped cream. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).
- Fold peanut butter mixture into whipped cream & then add the chopped peanut butter cups. Spoon mixture into pie shell. top with more crushed peanut butter cups. Freeze for about 3 hours or until nearly firm & enjoy!
Check out this recipe on the Broad Sweet Bullies website