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Team Sweden

Postby Shakes on Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:23 pm

Goalkeepers:
Jhonas Enroth, Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
Jonas Gustavsson, Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers (NHL)

Defencemen:
Alexander Edler, Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Jonathan Ericsson, Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Niklas Hjalmarsson, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Niklas Kronwall, Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Johnny Oduya, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Henrik Tallinder, Buffalo Sabres (NHL)

Forwards:
Daniel Alfredsson, Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Nicklas Bäckström, Washington Capitals (NHL)
Patrik Berglund, St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Jimmie Ericsson, Skellefteå AIK (SWE)
Loui Eriksson, Boston Bruins (NHL)
Johan Franzén, Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Carl Hagelin, New York Rangers (NHL)
Marcus Krüger, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Alexander Steen, St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings (NHL)


Hedman? Pretty sweet roster. Good mix of youth and vets. I guess goalie is the only real issue?
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby SolidSnake on Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:25 pm

The only part of Louie Eriksson that will be there is his arm because that's the only part that is not injured
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:29 pm

Kinda surprised Sweden didn't take more people from the Swedish leagues, given they play on the large ice all the time.
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby mikey287 on Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:33 pm

Tallinder and Oduya over Hedman and Brodin?
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:41 pm

Yeah i only glanced at the roster, but Oduya jumped out at me.
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby bhaw on Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:43 am

SolidSnake wrote:The only part of Louie Eriksson that will be there is his arm because that's the only part that is not injured


They have a few concussion issues currently in play: Eriksson, OEL, Steen, and Franzen.

Will be interesting to see how long Karlsson remains a good option for them once play starts. I don't watch him a ton, but every time I've seen him, he's been absolutely awful at actually playing defense. You've got to think a lot of teams are going to exploit him out there with the skill they have.
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby bhaw on Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:44 am

Idoit40fans wrote:Yeah i only glanced at the roster, but Oduya jumped out at me.


You were mistaken... that was Kronwall jumping at you.
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby SolidSnake on Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:43 am

bhaw wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:Yeah i only glanced at the roster, but Oduya jumped out at me.


You were mistaken... that was Kronwall jumping at you.



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Re: Team Sweden

Postby Gaucho on Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:03 am

Well played.
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby Pruezy11881 on Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:33 pm

Henrik Sedin is pulling out as he isn't medically cleared to play yet. Being replaced by Backlund.
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby tfrizz on Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:03 pm

Pruezy11881 wrote:Henrik Sedin is pulling out as he isn't medically cleared to play yet. Being replaced by Backlund.

Backlund tweeted that he has yet to be contacted by Team Sweden.

Other likely scratches include Hamhuis (CAN) and Gaborik (SVK).
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:20 pm

Henrik is too soft to play on the bigger ice surface anyway.

Yes i know.
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby mikey287 on Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:52 pm

I forget who asked, I think it was Scott Oake on the late HNIC game (but it might have been Gene Principe on Sportsnet West, I don't remember) asked Mikael Backlund about Team Sweden and Backlund said that he wasn't even a reserve list forward, so it seems like a longshot that I would be able to go, but if they call, I'm ready...interesting...
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby pittsports87 on Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:58 pm

Sweden is my pick to in gold, such a solid team. All of these guys have experience on the big ice and unlike Russia, this team actually has a defense. Disappointed Hedman didn't make it tough, he is having a hell of a season.
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby Pruezy11881 on Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:30 pm

tfrizz wrote:
Pruezy11881 wrote:Henrik Sedin is pulling out as he isn't medically cleared to play yet. Being replaced by Backlund.

Backlund tweeted that he has yet to be contacted by Team Sweden.

Other likely scratches include Hamhuis (CAN) and Gaborik (SVK).

OK. TSN changed their story from when I read it last. At that time, it had said Backlund was the replacement and now no replacement as of yet. Sorry...I'm that guy.
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby Gaucho on Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:16 pm

Helene St. James ‏@HeleneStJames
Sweden lines: Landeskog-Zetterberg-Steen; Sedin-Backstrom-L.Eriksson; Nyquist-Berglund-Alfredsson; Hagelin-Kruger-J.Ericsson
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:19 pm

I'm extremely interested to see how Sedin plays without Sedin.
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby meow on Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:33 pm

I'm going to go with "lost and confused," but I have been wrong before.
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby mikey287 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:45 pm

Nicklas Backstrom is the same basic player as Henrik Sedin. The only real difference is that Henrik is more likely to cycle down low, while Backstrom is more likely to delay (he would be a guy that does the Gretzky turn if the league allowed that still) and wait for a seam to open up from the half boards...both excellent playmakers, both don't rely on speed to accomplish their goals, both are not terrific shooters.

Sweden's top six is not fast. Should be interesting to see how they attack. I could see a mean cycle develop with a lot of those players.
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby meow on Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:58 pm

I like Sweden's top six. I like it a lot. The need for speed element is way overblown on an international sheet.
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby mikey287 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:50 pm

Yeah, excessive speed is not totally necessary at any level depending on how you attack...the Marian Gaborik's of the world certainly benefit because they made their dollar streaking down the wing, catching the puck in stride and going wide on a d-man...Gaborik can go wide and then cut back underneath the strong side d-man and stuff it in...sure...but yeah, a good coach will get the best out of what he has and not try to play a speed game with a slug like Loui Eriksson...
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Re: Team Sweden

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:49 pm

The more open space there is...the more speed i want. I dont agree with the idea that speed means less on the bigger ice. I want to mitigate/take advantage of gaps as much as possible.
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