How's he being a ******? His actual quote from the article is:
Seems like after he left the Wings he turned into a ******. First team Sweden, then the team that actually made him relevant.
"I don't really care who we play," said Samuelsson, who has a career-high 30 goals and 53 points this season. "But yeah, it would feel a little weird to play them in the playoffs. But there's a first time for everything. If that's the case, I look forward to it."
I wouldn't expect any player to say they feared or didn't want to play their old team.
And honestly I kind of liked it when he spouted off about Sweden not picking him for the Olympics. He definitely deserved to be on that team. It was fun to hear an honest answer.