Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Zetterberg to captain the 2014 swedish olympic team?


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 kickazz

kickazz

    Rookie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 150 posts

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.



#2 CMatt89

CMatt89

    The REAL great one...

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 381 posts
  • Location:Grosse Point, MI

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.



#3 Jocke

Jocke

    3rd Line Checker

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 356 posts
  • Location:Sweden

Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:13 AM

Henrik Sedin. But my money is on z.

#4 Nev

Nev

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,047 posts
  • Location:Lincolnshire, England

Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:26 AM

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


"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

#5 MabusIncarnate

MabusIncarnate

    The Truth Is Out There

  • Silver Booster Mod
  • 2,203 posts
  • Location:Monteagle, Tennessee

Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:49 AM

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


13585921555_24551f5658.jpg


#6 joesuffP

joesuffP

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,932 posts

Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:58 AM

Zetterberg, Franzen, Kronwall, Alfie maybe Ericsson

#7 Hockeymom1960

Hockeymom1960

    Legend

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,224 posts

Posted 01 December 2013 - 07:22 AM

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



#8 MidMichSteve

MidMichSteve

    Thanks to #5

  • HoF Booster
  • 4,226 posts
  • Location:Merrill, OR for a spell

Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:14 AM

It seems to me that Alfie would be the choice.

 

http://sens20.ottawa.../club/captains/

 

 

During the 1999-2000 season, Alfredsson was named captain of the Senators after Alexei Yashin was stripped of the captaincy. On 8 July 2009, Alfredsson became the longest serving active captain in the NHL.


Edited by MidMichSteve, 01 December 2013 - 12:46 PM.

From now on, Patrick Roy will be rolled out to and from the Avs' bench like Hannibal Lecter. - BottleOfSmoke


#9 frankgrimes

frankgrimes

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,818 posts

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.


kftx.jpg

 

The Offseason of truth ...

Welcome to hockeytown Jonas aka Lundquist 2 Gustavsson!

blank cheque for The Captain or Jim Star Nil please..


#10 PavelValerievichDatsyuk

PavelValerievichDatsyuk

    3rd Line Checker

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 425 posts
  • Location:Montreal, Quebec

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.



#11 wings_fanatic

wings_fanatic

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,094 posts

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...



#12 kickazz

kickazz

    Rookie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 150 posts

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.



#13 Ekmanc

Ekmanc

    1st Line Sniper

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 815 posts

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.



#14 wings87

wings87

    Wake Up!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,822 posts
  • Location:Texas

Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:50 AM

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

"He usually shows up when the game is over and tries to be the hero. Puts his cape on and goes and flies out there." ~ Franzen 


#15 frankgrimes

frankgrimes

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,818 posts

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.

kftx.jpg

 

The Offseason of truth ...

Welcome to hockeytown Jonas aka Lundquist 2 Gustavsson!

blank cheque for The Captain or Jim Star Nil please..


#16 wings87

wings87

    Wake Up!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,822 posts
  • Location:Texas

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


"He usually shows up when the game is over and tries to be the hero. Puts his cape on and goes and flies out there." ~ Franzen 


#17 Son of a Wing

Son of a Wing

    London Lions Captain

  • Gold Booster
  • 1,747 posts
  • Location:London, Ontario

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.

 

 

 

"The last captain had problems with discipline," said Fedorov. "Will it hurt the previous captain? He shouldn't and cannot be hurt."

 

 

I would put money on Kovalchuk.


"The leader must never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert."
Vince Lombardi
 
When asked who won, Babcock said, “Well it doesn’t really matter as long as you don’t lose. It’s like going bear hunting, you take a slow guy with you in case the bear is hungry.”

#18 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

St. Michael (the Red Wing)

    Heavenly With the Puck

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,822 posts
  • Location:Mankato, MN

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.






Similar Topics Collapse

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users