The Nashville Predators All-Time 25 Games or Less Lineup
Center – Peter Forsberg (17 games, 2 goals, 13 assists, 15 points)
The trade deadline in 2007 brought the uber-talented Swede to the Predators from the Flyers, in exchange for a first and third round pick in 2007, Ryan Parent, and Scottie Upshall. Injuries kept him from signing a contract until he decided to sign with Colorado in 2008, but clearly, Foppa still had it.
In the playoffs for the Predators, Forsberg had four points in five games and was still a point-per-game player at that point. If not for injuries and his return to Sweden and almost retirement, it is possible that he could’ve returned to the lineup.
Alas it was not to be, and Forsberg only played 12 more NHL games for the Avalanche. Still, his career itself got him into the Hall of Fame.
In just 708 games, Forsberg produced 885 points, winning two Stanley Cups, a Calder Trophy for Rookie of the Year, a Hart Trophy for MVP, an Art Ross trophy for the league’s leading scorer, and a highlight reel that remains jaw-dropping to this day.