I think you're being a bit harsh. These aren't kids (at least they aren't paid like kids). This is newpaper info (from a reportedly somewhat sketchy news source) from thousands of miles away from the locker room. It's not like he tweeted it, or it was published on MLive, etc. Hell, you're bothering with getting people to translate it.
You don't get to be the best without thinking it (regardless of how humble you are in the press).
I'll worry about his opinions of his teammates when it becomes a problem on the ice or in the locker room.
Fair enough, but how do we know that he and Jimmy don't have a problem with one another IN the locker room and this is why we haven't seen him already? Taken out of context or not, that's not the way you talk about someone you LIKE...
My point I'm getting at, is, if we're not going to play him, we should trade him... he has nothing left to prove at lower levels...
I second the skepticism of Aftonbladet for what it's worth. Players are just more candid with the Swedish media than they are here in the US and Aftonbladet can really run with it at times. I don't have any examples offhand so hopefully the Swedish fans on here can back me up but even Lidstrom has said some things to Aftonbladet that would make you think, "Hmm... Did he really say that?"
And the Hope Solo comment was in regards to her outspokenness about how much better she would've been in 2007/8 (?) than the goalie they started against Brazil. She actually ended up alienating her teammates. Larsson's unwise statement of "I wiped the floor with Jimmy Howard" was said in kind of the same spirit/attitude. But again, Hope Solo is hot.
ahhhh, ok, that makes the comparison make a LOT more sense... I don't follow soccer, so I wasn't aware of her comments, but I will agree that she's pretty easy on the eyes