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#61 frankgrimes

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:52 AM

Hedman was pretty awful in the world cup back in 2012 and Tallinder was great when Sweden won the world cup in 2013 so that's probably the main reason plus Tallinder is a great leader in the locker room and a good shutdown guy.

 

Even if Hedman did make it he'd be a 6th, 7th guy at best and wouldn't get many minutes so his not being there won't affect the team much anyway.

 

Good point but with guys like Z, Sedins and Alfie do they really need even more leadership?


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:46 AM

I honestly don't know, and I'm too lazy to look, but is Sweden's roster noticeably different than it was in 2010?  How is it better (if it is)?

It's not fundamentally different up front. A bit better this year due to Landeskog/Steen/Hagelin giving us better depth. Defense has Kronwall, Oduya and Tallinder returning. It's stronger this year with OEL, Karlsson, Hjalmarsson and Ericsson replacing Enstrom, Murray, Ohlund and Magnus Johansson. Obviously no Lidstrom and Forsberg, but they weren't in their prime 2010 anyway. Lundqvist and Gustavsson are returning.

Biggest difference should be coaching. When we lost against Slovakia in the quarters 2010 every line played 10-15 minutes. This time we have a coach who understands the big guys need 20 minutes of icetime to be at their best.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:04 PM

It's not fundamentally different up front. A bit better this year due to Landeskog/Steen/Hagelin giving us better depth. Defense has Kronwall, Oduya and Tallinder returning. It's stronger this year with OEL, Karlsson, Hjalmarsson and Ericsson replacing Enstrom, Murray, Ohlund and Magnus Johansson. Obviously no Lidstrom and Forsberg, but they weren't in their prime 2010 anyway. Lundqvist and Gustavsson are returning.

Biggest difference should be coaching. When we lost against Slovakia in the quarters 2010 every line played 10-15 minutes. This time we have a coach who understands the big guys need 20 minutes of icetime to be at their best.

 

Hey thanks for the info, good post.  Yeah, I can see that the defense is definitely quite a lot better than it was a few years ago.  I assumed most of those guys had played in 2010, but it looks like I've credited some of these guys with having more time in the league than they actually do. 

 

Anyway, they're definitely a really skilled hockey club.  No team is perfect, and while for my taste I'd like a team a little grittier, I don't think there's a perfect recipe for winning the Olympics and Sweden probably has as good as shot as Canada and the USA and better than everyone else.


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:16 PM

i hope for a sweden vs canada final.

i wouldn't mind if sweden takes gold. 
but with Canada's roster, they are winning the gold. 

 

usa with their roster wont even medal. 
Norway > USA
Germany > USA
Switzerland > USA



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 01:24 PM

i hope for a sweden vs canada final.

i wouldn't mind if sweden takes gold. 
but with Canada's roster, they are winning the gold. 

 

usa with their roster wont even medal. 
Norway > USA
Germany > USA
Switzerland > USA

 

While the US seems to have managed its selection quite irrationally and seems to have made an unnecessary public spectacle out of things, (not necessarily because of Scott Burnside's inside coverage, I'm mainly referring to the fact that the players found out they got picked for the team on TV!!!!!! As opposed to Team Canada, where Stevie Y phoned the guys who did and didn't make it….) they are still a good, gritty team that will compete for a medal (not gold, I say bronze). To say they are worse than Norway, Germany and Switzerland is crazy. 


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 01:44 PM

 

While the US seems to have managed its selection quite irrationally and seems to have made an unnecessary public spectacle out of things, (not necessarily because of Scott Burnside's inside coverage, I'm mainly referring to the fact that the players found out they got picked for the team on TV!!!!!! As opposed to Team Canada, where Stevie Y phoned the guys who did and didn't make it….) they are still a good, gritty team that will compete for a medal (not gold, I say bronze). To say they are worse than Norway, Germany and Switzerland is crazy. 

 

lol i know

just trolling :)



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:10 PM

 

lol i know

just trolling :)

Might wanna be careful with that. The mods have been cracking down on Olympic trolling.


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:48 PM

yeah i know lol it's all good.



#69 darkmanx

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 10:32 PM

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:23 PM

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