Forsberg misses exhibition game tomorrow

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  1. SChan*

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    Forsberg is on a plane today to montreal, Canada. He needs to go there because they will make a special pair of skates for him. Forsberg has problems with a hurting ankle in his right foot, and need a skate that will connect the skate and the foot perfectly.

    Forsberg is expected to be back on sunday.
     
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    thats crazy, fly all the way to Montreal and back to europe just for skates???
    and probably back to North America once Sweden gets to Semis
     
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    Crazy perhaps by our standards but for professional atheletes to fly accross the pond for special equipment that will help bolster their level of play, it is nothing. :lol

    The feet are so important in skating that to not feel comfortable or having any little thing bugging you about the fit of a skate can be very detrimental to ones level of play.
     
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    It's not like he can go to the nearest sports store and get a retail skate, he goes to Canada because the skate factory is located there, they're gonna make a mold exactly like his foot is shaped and make a special custom skate that'll fit his foot perfectly, that's the reason why he has to go through all this hassle.
     
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    Can't he just scan his foot and send them the scan via email, then have the skates sent to him by mail when they're ready?
     
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    Way faster to go there in person and have it all done in a matter of hours. It is not like he can't afford the air-fare :lol:
     
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    The first mediareport mentioned something like that but apparently Forsberg needs to be there in person.
     
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    Goodamn it! I want my money back!
     
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    Representatives from the swedish team said that it needs to be perfect at once. They could have made a plaster model of his foot, but there was a bigger chance of it not being exactly right. And then there would be no time to get a second pair done in time for the first game. So they basically decided not to take a chance.
     
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    Why go all the way back to Europe
     
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    Forsberg has been on ice for what, a month? And now, in the last week of camp before the WC he discovers that his skates doesn´t fit......... And it isn´t the first time, in the WC´s in 98 his skates ended up in Theran or was it Kabul when he booked his own fligth from Chicago to Zurich and he was forced to use Sundström´s skates instead... ojoj
     
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