Team Sweden Player Reviews

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  1. Predatore

    Predatore Registered User

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    Throughout the tournament

    * = Poor tournament
    ** = Decent tournament
    *** = Good tournament
    **** = Very good tournament
    ***** = World class tournament


    *
    Ronnie Sundin
    Good enough for the SEL, good enough for the World Championship even, but definitely to slow for the top players in the World.

    Fredrik Modin
    Picked it up, but considering he was more or less invisible for 4-5 games, he gets one star.

    **
    Mikael Samuelsson
    Skated hard, but I expected him to be more physical and too bad he did not fit that well with the Sedins. Was not that noticeable while playing with his Red Wings team mates either.

    Stefan Liv
    Difficult opening game for Liv. Did okay without shining.

    Mika Hannula
    Performed according to expectations and brought some speed. Still, Hedström would obviously have been a much better fit.

    Daniel Tjärnqvist
    He was praised for his play, but I though Tjärnqvist had a pretty average tourney. Did not look too comfortable while in the control of the puck.

    Christian Bäckman
    Really picked up his play in the medal round, but was brutal in the group play. Could not pass the puck at all, but looked much better when it really mattered.

    ***
    Daniel Alfredsson
    Sweden's leading scorer with 10 points in 8 games. Still, Alfredsson was not very good, nor dominant, but important and valuable because of the goals and points that he scored.

    Niklas Kronwall
    IMO, Kronwall will Sweden's #1 defenseman in 2010. He has got it all. Was good in the two games he played, but were also called for several penalties.

    Peter Forsberg
    Looked incredibly slow on his skates most of the tournament. Looked somewhat faster in the final three games though. His passing is still world class IMO, but I still think it was obvious that this was not Peter at his very best.

    Mattias Öhlund
    Looked good until he got hurt. Not as physical as I would have wanted, but still nothing really to complain about.

    Jörgen Jönsson
    All those constant Jönsson bashers, clearly do not have a clue. Another very strong tournament by Jönsson who was superb defensively, did probably not have a single mistake in the tournament, while also doing a good job in the offensive end. Only problem I had was with the coach letting Jönsson play on the PP. There were better options there.

    Mats Sundin
    Very obvious that Mats is not the player he was 4-5 years ago. Not as fast or dangerous with the puck, still very strong though and an exceptional leader.

    Henrik Sedin
    Did not receive enough credit in this tournament IMO. Was very good defensively, especially on the pk-unit, and good offensively as well. Probably the slowest skating forward on this team, together with his brother, but he has the smarts and the technical skills to make up for that.

    Daniel Sedin
    See above. Imo they had pretty much identical tournaments, only that Hank got two goals more.

    Mikael Tellqvist
    Did very well against the Slovaks.

    Henrik Zetterberg
    Was just superb in the final. Overall, not so great to be honest. Looked hesitant to challenge defensemen, but improved during the course of the tournament. Will probably be Sweden's top player in the next olympics.

    ****
    Per-Johan Axelsson
    I think PJ improved throughout the tournament and in the medal rounds he was very good at what he does, which is to take out the top opposing players, skate hard and kill penalties. Always does a great job on team Sweden.

    Tomas Holmström
    The heart and soul of this team. A top role player in the world and thanks to Holmström's screening, Sweden scored several goals.

    Niclas Hävelid
    Underrated. Excellent defensively.

    Henrik Lundqvist
    Gets an extra star thanks to his performance in the final game. He let in 2-3 mediocre shots in the tournament, but was terrific when it mattered the most. That is really what matters. Lunkan is a winner.


    *****
    Nicklas Lidström
    His best tournament ever with Team Sweden. Lidström along with Kenny Jönsson were the top defensemen on this team. Superb offensively, superb defensively. Nuff said.

    Samuel PÃ¥hlsson
    Was arguably Sweden's top player in the last WC tournament and in this tournament, he was the top forward. An amazing defensive player and Sweden's top physical player in this tournament. Sad how little recognition PÃ¥hlsson gets in the NHL.

    Kenny Jönsson
    Lol, a Swedish second tier league player being arguably the top player in the tournament :) Jönsson was amazing, although I still consider Lidström slightly better. A rock in his own end.
     
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    That's been the story of his season with the Thrashers. He's the team's MVP in my opinion. Others have had stronger stretches, but he's been rock solid from opening night, day in and day out.
     
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    Mikael samuelsson a 2 only? That guy deserved atleast a 3. 2 is way off.
     
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    Modin scored two VERY important goals for us, he should at least get 2 stars, I know he was invisible during the first game but when the games actually ment something he scored.
     
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    *
    Ronnie Sundin

    **
    Stefan Liv
    Mika Hannula
    Daniel Tjärnqvist
    Christian Bäckman

    ***
    Fredrik Modin
    Henrik Lundqvist
    Peter Forsberg
    Mattias Öhlund
    Jörgen Jönsson
    Mikael Samuelsson
    Henrik Sedin
    Daniel Sedin
    Mikael Tellqvist

    ****
    Niklas Kronwall
    Per-Johan Axelsson
    Tomas Holmström
    Kenny Jönsson
    Niclas Hävelid
    Henrik Zetterberg
    Mats Sundin
    Daniel Alfredsson

    *****
    Nicklas Lidström
    Samuel PÃ¥hlsson

    Edit: Alfie was 4*... at least. :)
     
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    :) :) :)
     
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    :handclap: :handclap: :handclap: Good to see that Palhson did so well!!! :)
     
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    Excellent ratings Predatore. I actually agree with all of those picks except one. Holmström, though excellent arround the crease, is rather mediocre on the open ice and it showed in this tournament.

    Good job. :clap:
     
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    Holmström is far from mediocre on the ice. His skills with the stick is actually very good. And what a warrior. We wouldn't have won if it wasn't for him.
     
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    I'd give Lundqvist ********** after the dance on the stage @ Stockholm :D
     
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    Hmm.
    They won gold.
    That makes every single player on the team a superstar that rocks. :yo:

    So 12 stars for everybody. :handclap:
     
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    ****** - Lidström :bow:
     
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    yeah that :clap: :D
     
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    :eek: Video? :D
     
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    Nice to see Pahlsson get some recognition.

    Go Sammy :handclap:
     
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