Team Sweden 2010 - Defending champs

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  1. BBKers

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    2010 (Possible team)

    What will Team Sweden look like in Vancouver 2010.

    Here are my thoughts - it really does not look too bad for The Defending Gold Medal Champions. But 4 years is 4 laps around the sun and a lot can happen in this meantime.
    Some of the old guys might still be playing - but it is really up in the air at the moment. If some of the old timers are honestly motivated, still playing good and likewise healthy - they could be a useful addition. But only if that is so. Otherwise - there will definitely be a major changing of guards. And there will be some unknowners popping up that could make it in 4 years.
    Swedes are generally speaking late bloomers - there may be some talent that boosts before Vancouver. The pressure on The North American squads will be harsh - to say the least. I do not think they will settle finishing 7th & 8th in The Olympics again - especially not on North American Ice (Scandinavia was #1 & #2, eASTern eUROPE #3 TO #5 & The Alps #6 in 2006 at Torino !!!).
    It will be great and interesting to follow. Toughness and gritty play (not stupid penalties or fighting) will be more of an issue in 2010 - believe me,,, The refs will be much more home crowd oriented as well... Pushing for a USA - Canada final I would presume...

    OK


    Goalies

    Lundqvist
    Tellqvist
    Holmquist or Heino/Lindberg


    Defense

    Kronwall - H Tallinder

    K Jonsson - M Öhlund

    C Bäckman - A Lilja

    Possible additions
    D Murray, J Oduya, N Wallin, D Tjärnquist, Kronwall #2, J Boumedienne, Grossman, Fernholm,

    Last resort - Old timer
    N Lidström


    Forwards

    Swedish Red Wings
    Zetterberg - M Samuelsson - Franzen

    Stars of 2010 line
    Sedin - Sedin - Steen

    Bad boy line
    Huselius - M. Nilsson -N Ekman

    Checking line
    Påhlsson - Hedström - M Holmquist

    Last resort - The Old timer line (in case of slow development)

    Forsberg - Nylander - Alfredsson

    Possible additions
    N Bäckström, R Nilsson, Tim Eriksson, F Sjöström, N Bergfors, PJ Axelsson, Backlund, Kopitar (changes nationality), SSK Dragan, Joel Lundquist. M Weinhandl

    Not too Bad actually. Russia could be deadly tho - if they get a team shrink and a good coach.
     
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    Great goalie and solid defense, but M Samuelsson, J Franzén, K Huselius, N Ekman, M Holmqvist will really be weak names by 2010, and wouldn't fit in any of the other top 6 nation's rosters.
    But even if you'd replace those with better players, Sweden will only be ranked as the 6th nation, behind CAN, RUS, FIN, CZE and USA.
     
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    LOL.

    OK.

    Robert Nilsson, Alex Steen, Oscar Steen, Nicklas Backstrom, Marcus Nilson, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Daniel Alfredsson, Per-Johan Axelsson, Jonathan Hedstrom, Mattias Weinhandl, Oscar, Fredik Modin, Fredrik Sjostrom, Henrik Zetterberg, and so on... many names left out.

    But go ahead and rank us where you want... we weren't serious contenders in 2006 either... LOL... That sweet taste of gold.... mmmmm.... :biglaugh:
     
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    Srry to say, but the chance of Sundin playing in 2010 games is very slim. Hes reaching the end of his career to be honest.
     
  5. jaydub*

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    ......that would be a relatively weak olympic team :dunno:
     
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    Johan Ryno should probably be on the Swedish team in the next Olympics....he along with another Wing prospect: Anton Axelsson.

    While we're at it....Stefan Liv was the 3rd goalie for Sweden in Torino.....why do you assume he won't be there in 4 years time ??



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  7. wildone26*

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    I hope Naslund is there. It was sad one of Sweden's truly great players and a class act did not get to celebrate his country's first major gold medal in awhile. I hope Sweden does not win of course, I hope Canada does, but if Sweden does win hopefully Naslund is there to experience it, and either way hope he is there and the Swedes play a good tournament.
     
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    Anton Axelsson in the olympics? Don't think so...

    Liv is not infront of Lundqvist, Tellqvist.

    And I doubt Ryno will be playing.

    Sorry if this post maybe isn't high end but I don't think they'll play in the olympics :)
     
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    I think Forsberg will play in the para olympics next time around...


    We have a lot of players who could turn out to star players before the next Olympics. Bäckström, Loui, Bergfors, R Jonsson, Steen, R Nilsson, Ryno, Söderström (MIF) etc Some of these players are 18-22 now and would therefor be 22-26 when the next Olympics are played. And there is always the out side chance that some of the solid players in the SEL right now bloom late and turns out to be a great players ready to play at the Olympic level.

    Anyway, it is 4 long years before it will happen and considering the games is held in Canada, team Canada will win it with every helping hand they can get on their way to the final. Not that they will need it anyway...
     
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    Oh and Jörgen Jönsson will be team captain 2010 :)
     
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    Finland? Without Selanne, Koivu, Lehtinen, Peltonen, Numminen etc? Switzerland will kick their asses.
     
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    Liar :) No scandinavian team came second, Finland did.
     
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    Yo where's NASLUND
     
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    He will have converted to judaism and started to play for team israel by then :sarcasm:

    No spot for Näslund on team Sweden... He wouldn't have an honest chance to make the team considering how he plays on the national team of late.
     
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    Point well noted! But Finland has an excellent Junior Hockey program, so in 4 years time hopefully they will have groomed some new powerhouse payers. Do you see any of the aforementioned as becoming coaches, or if their kids would be playing? Peltonen has a bunch of kids, I wonder if they'd be old enough to play.
     
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    If one look at a map only Norway and Sweden is on the Scandinavian peninsula. But since Denmark are so close at the bottom of Scandinavia one could say that Denmark also belong to the Scandinavian countrys. And Finland is a member of the nordic community where also Norway, Sweden and Denmark belongs so most people say that they all also belong to Scandinavia.
     
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    I was thinking exactly that...


    Scandinavia consists of only Denmark, Norway and Sweden. If you are talking about the Nordic Countries, then you may include Iceland and Finland, but they are not a part of Scandinavia.

    I'm not sure about the rules of the IIHF, but I thought there was a whole problem with Nabokov as he had once played for Kazakhstan in an under 18's tournament...Kopitar has played for the Slovenian national team, he is proud of his Slovenian heritage and his father I believe is still the coach of the national team. He won't be playing for Sweden under any circumstances, nor for any North American team.
     
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    I'm not saying anything.
    EU Swedish and Danish pages are.
    Please address your embassies :)

    And BTW
    Even if the SWE roster is not filled with NHLrs,
    personally I never ever count them, fellow
    Scandinavians, out until it's over.
    (See, the family just got bigger :D )

    It isn't over until Ville Peltonen scores.
     
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    No eastern european team finished #3 either, while we're at it.
     
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    No offense, but I'm not sure how
    Swedish Göteborg is nowadays.
    Any natives left there? :)
     
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    The EU is hardly a good example, this is an organization that doesn't recognize the existance of Northern Cyprus...but gives funding to it at the same time.

    Scandinavia is only Norway, Sweden and Denmark :)
     
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    EU's Swedish and Danish documents have to pass
    an approval from gov officials in respective
    countries. I guess that means they do not share
    your opinion ;)
     

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