(guess this thread could be moved once the WJC board pops up) Goalies (1 will be cut) Jhonas Enroth (06 eligible) Daniel Larsson Magnus Ã…kerlund (Carolina) Defensemen (3 will be cut) Niklas Andersson Alexander Edler (Vancouver) Oscar Hedman (Washington) Patrik Hersley (Los Angeles) Patrik Nevalainen Marcus Nyberg Anton StrÃ¥lman (Toronto) Petter Ullman Tobias Viklund Tommy Wargh Centres Erik Andersson Nicklas BÃ¤ckstrÃ¶m (06 eligible) Mattias HellstrÃ¶m Sebastian Karlsson Jonathan GranstrÃ¶m Wingers (3 wingers/centres will be cut) Anton Axelsson (Detroit) Nicklas Bergfors (New Jersey) Patric HÃ¶rnqvist (Nashville) Magnus Isaksson Robin Lindqvist Fredrik Pettersson (Edmonton) Mattias Ritola (Detroit) Johan Ryno (Detroit) Johannes Salmonsson (Pittsburgh) Oscar Sundh BjÃ¶rn Svensson Reserves (these will most, most likely not make the team Joel Gistedt (06 eligible) Stefan Ridderwall (06 eligible) Jonas AhnelÃ¶v (06 eligible) Richard DemÃ©n-Willaume (Colorado) Alexander HellstrÃ¶m Alexander Ribbenstrand Marcus Olsson Patrik Zackrisson Tommy EnstrÃ¶m Anton Hedman (Boston) Christopher ThÃ¶rn Tomas Wallgren Goaltending: Three good options, Enroth is born 1988 and one heck of a prospect Defense: Great depth, a big star/leader is missing Forward: Impressive depth, great centres, few high-scoring players Key-players: - The starting goaltender (whoever it might be) - Anton StrÃ¥lman, the top defenseman on the team - Nicklas BÃ¤ckstrÃ¶m, by many considered to be the top prospect coming out of Sweden in a long while - Nicklas Bergfors, something as rare as a Swedish sniper. Hopefully (for Sweden's sake) he will be available to play and not called up to the Devils Predicted line-up Daniel Larsson Magnus Ã…kerlund Anton StrÃ¥lman - Niklas Andersson Ocar Hedman - Tobias Viklund Alexander Edler - Petter Ullman Patrik Hersley Nicklas Bergfors - Nicklas BÃ¤ckstrÃ¶m - Johan Ryno Fredrik Pettersson - Erik Andersson - Anton Axelsson Oscar Sundh - Mattias HellstrÃ¶m - Johannes Salmonsson BjÃ¶rn Svensson - Jonathan GranstrÃ¶m - Patric HÃ¶rnqvist Sebastian Karlsson (Very tough to predict though, a lot will depend on how well they fair at the champ held before the WJC). Sweden's medal chances Slim, but still a lot greater than in the past. Swedish junior hockey is finally turning for the better, as proved by the 87's bronze medal in the U18 WJC last spring and all the new quality prospects popping out born 1989+. There is something unique about this year's team. It consists of very many players that have seen quality ice time in the SEL, which is usually no the case. I predict Sweden will finish fourth or fifth.