Monday, December 28, 2009

Surströmming und meety bolls forr eveeryvan! Børk børk børk!

No doubt the Swedish team will be a formidable opponent, what with being the defending Olympic champions. Today we know a little more about our meatball making opponents, as they have released the list of players on who will represent their country in Vancouver.

The team is full of veterans, and have some strong players, with Henrik Lundqvist in goal, Nick Lidstrom on the blue line, and the Sedin twins up front. They also have Daniel Alfredsson and Peter Forsberg, but Alfie is out the next 4 - 6 weeks, so who knows if he'll be in game shape in time, and Forsberg is always a wildcard. The recent emergence of a guy like Loui Eriksson certainly helps the Swedes, but I'm not sure they'll have a team that will compete as well as they did in '06. Here is the full list:

Jonas Gustavsson (Toronto Maple Leafs/NHL), Stefan Liv (HV 71), Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers/NHL)

Tobias Enstrom (Atlanta Thrashers/NHL), Magnus Johansson (Linkopings HC), Niklas Kronwall (Detroit Red Wings/NHL), Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit Red Wings/NHL), Douglas Murray (San Jose Sharks/NHL), Johnny Oduya (New Jersey Devils/NHL), Henrik Tallinder (Buffalo Sabres/NHL), Mattias Ohlund (Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL)

Daniel Alfredsson (Ottawa Senators/NHL), Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals/NHL), Loui Eriksson (Dallas Stars/NHL), Peter Forsberg (MODO Hockey), Tomas Holmstrom (Detroit Red Wings/NHL), Patric Hornqvist (Nashville Predators/NHL), Fredrik Modin (Columbus Blue Jackets/NHL), Samuel Paahlsson (Columbus Blue Jackets/NHL), Daniel Sedin (Vancouver Canucks/NHL), Henrik Sedin (Vancouver Canucks/NHL), Mattias Weinhandl (Dynamo Moscow/RUS), Henrik Zetterberg (Detroit Red Wings/NHL)

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