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Zetterberg to captain the 2014 swedish olympic team?


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#1 kickazz

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 01:27 AM

Is this true? I found a Swedish article (translated to English) speculating he is. Not sure if there are any concrete English articles out there.



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 03:05 AM

Who else would it be? For real though, what other Swedes would qualify? I'm drawing a blank.



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:13 AM

Henrik Sedin. But my money is on z.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:26 AM

Who else will we be sending?  Definately Kronner and Franzen.  Possibly Ericsson and Nyquist?


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:49 AM

All Wings fan favoritism aside, Zetterberg is the best man for the job.


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:58 AM

Zetterberg, Franzen, Kronwall, Alfie maybe Ericsson

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 07:22 AM

It would be great if it's Hank but not surprised if they picked Alfie.



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:14 AM

It seems to me that Alfie would be the choice.

 

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 12:32 PM

Well I always thought it's going to be Zetterberg, Hedin or if he plays Alfie.

 

Sweden has a really balanced line up, they may lack the starpower of Canada but I think their goaltending and balanced lineup could surprise even Canada.


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 01:46 PM

Alfie wasn't invited to the olympic camp for some reason. He would seem to be the other likely candidate.



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 01:50 PM

Alfie wasn't invited to the olympic camp for some reason. He would seem to be the other likely candidate.

 

He wasn't invited because he was not sure what he was doing yet. There is no doubt that Alfie will be playing in the Olympics now and as much as I love Hank, the Sweden Captaincy should go to Alfie...



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:26 PM

Well as I said the Swedish article confirms its Zetterberg. For some reason I can't link it here.. (Probly admin block on non-English sources). We'll find out if its true soon enough I guess.



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:41 PM

It's going to be Zetterberg with Alfie and H. Sedin as A:s and we are definitely sending Kronwall, Z, Franzén, Alfie and Ericsson.



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:50 AM

Z deserves it. I've also heard that Datsyuk might captain the Russian team.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:05 AM

Z deserves it. I've also heard that Datsyuk might captain the Russian team.


For PR reasons alone it will be either OV Rafulov or homecoming hero Kovalchuk although Pasha extremely deserves it.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:41 PM

For PR reasons alone it will be either OV Rafulov or homecoming hero Kovalchuk although Pasha extremely deserves it.

You are probably right but like you said Pavel deserves it more. Also if Russia chooses Radulov they deserve to lose even though we all know they will anyway


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 05:38 PM

For PR reasons alone it will be either OV Rafulov or homecoming hero Kovalchuk although Pasha extremely deserves it.

 

I don't see how Radulov would be a candidate considering he had his captaincy in the KHL stripped away earlier this season.

 

 

 

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I would put money on Kovalchuk.


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 07:21 PM

Alfie get's it but would love to see Z wear the C obviously. Either one I'm cool with.

 

Having said that I don't see Sweden being too good this Olympic tournament.

 

Not too good as in not even medal worthy. IMO


Edited by St. Michael (the Red Wing), 02 December 2013 - 07:21 PM.






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