Team Sweden, simply the best!!!

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  1. Mr Kanadensisk

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    I am a huge team Canada fan, but today I have to give props to the best hockey team on earth, the Tre Kronor.
    The game winning goal, Forsberg to Sundin to Lidstrom, will go down in history as one of the best, and reminds me of what a huge impact those players have had on the game.
    No ifs, ands, or buts about it, Sweden was the best, and today you are the envy of hockey fans around the world!

    Helan GÃ¥r!!!
     
  2. Gozer

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    Are you sure you are Canadian? If you are, why do you have a swedish nickname?
     
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    Agreed, Sweden were the best, and deserved winners of the gold! HEJA SVERIGE
     
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    Well done Sverige!!! :clap:
     
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    I think there are already thread like this.This is useless thread.
     
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    better than all the rest :yo:
     
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    The best? There was no Belarus...Im just joking..."big-up's" (ok I'm sorry I'll never say that again) to Sweeden. IKEA ROCKS!!
     
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    It's kinda scary to think that they were missing Naslund and 3 of their top 4 defenceman as well.
     
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    Missing Näslund doesn't matter. He usually sucks in Tre Kronor. I suppose he could've taken Hannula's spot, but other than him? No.

    I was kinda worried when Öhlund went down, but Kronwall came up HUGE.
    Considering he's only played like five games this season prior to the semi final, he's been simply outstanding.
    He was great in last years world championships and the AHL, too. But the way he played in the two games in the Olympics. Just amazing.
     
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    Yeah because Jorgen Jonsson, Sami Pahlson, and Mikael Samuelsson are better hockey players than Naslund?
     
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    In the minds of most swedish fans, they are. :biglaugh:
     
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    Better hockey players? No way.
    More suitable for team Sweden? Without any doubts.
    Jönsson and Påhlsson were amazing the way the shut down the opponents and killed penalties. Samuelsson provided lots and lots of energy that Näslund couldn't dream of.

    Of course Näslund is a better hockey player, the guy's a freaking monster when it comes to offense. But I wouldn't change Jönsson, Påhlsson or Samuelsson for him during the Olympics. Never.
     
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    I really feel bad for Markus he deserves a medal.
     
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    Yup it's a shame really.
     
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    A healthy Näslund could have helped team Sweden. Saying otherwise is absurd. Näslund is a bit similar to Lidström. Neither has (in the case of Lidström before this Olympics) been dominant in important matches for Team Sweden in earlier tournaments. So many swedish fans don't appreciate him.

    I do think, unlike Sundin and Forsberg, Näslund is not essential to success but he would no doubt contribute offensively in a swedish national team. I am sorry for him that he couldn't participate. He really wanted this and he is about as classy an athlete you can find.

    But don't underestimate the way the lower line players came through for team Sweden, Axelsson, Påhlsson and even the much maligned Jörgen Jönsson. I don't think I have ever seen a team with a more impressive penalty kill, something that was huge for us in the playoff games. The Sedin line and the Axelsson-Påhlsson-Alfredsson managed to pin the best finnish lines in their own zone for much of the 5-on-5 play. It had a huge impact on the outcome of the game. It is not only up to individual skill but getting someone who is willing to do what it takes to win. The finns proved it. The swedes proved it.
     
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    i've learned that you can never yearn for what-might-have-beens, and that you will never know what might have been different from what it is now

    What is done is done. What might have been different had Naslund been there? No one knows, and i doubt past examples of comeptition can be used as evidence. You can speculate all you want what may have been but i think it's best to spend your energy on something else :)
     
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    This tournament is just another example of how the sedin twins have finally shaken off the sedin sisters moniker! I used to be in that camp, but after this year and this tournament, no longer. :bow:
     
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    My god Jorgen Jonsson really brought them down though.
     
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    Actually, he didn't.
    :teach:
     
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    Funny that you mention Påhlsson who was the best Swedish player throughout the tournament. Sometimes those kind of players are better, they have been better in the national team so far so yes, from what I've seen they are better than Näslund (not in the NHL though).
     
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    No he didn't, I would say it was the oposite. The line didn't work as well when Samuelsson was in it as when they shifted and started playing Jönsson in it. Most important is that Jörgen is a helluva defencive player and since Sedins aren't fast and often get stuck in the corner and since Jörgen is 10x faster than the twins whenever there was a turnover he was home to secure.

    Jörgen Jönsson did a helluva tournament, AGAIN. People always scream about him being in the national team, like he has got a free pass ticket everytime but EACH time he shows us why he is there. Just like Sundin he grow enourmously when putting on that blue and yellow jersey. He is good in the offensive zone and defensive... So Jörgen Jönsson :clap:
     
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    Married to a Swede, kids are half Swedish. Has worked out pretty well, except she hates Don Cherry!
     
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    Can't blame her :D
     
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    haha yes Helan går :D:D:D To bad it's monday, otherwise it would be a huge party =D
     
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    Nice job, Sweden.
    You are still Canada´s b*tch until you beat them though. ;)
     
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