How “Swede” It Is: An Early Look At Sweden’s Olympic Roster

December 3rd, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »

Team Sweden—or, “Tre Kronor,” as they are also known—have been highly successful at the Worlds and own the distinction of being the reigning Olympic Gold Medalist, having brought Home the gold at the 2006 Olympics.

For the most part, Team Canada, Team USA, and Russia have been getting all the attention leading up to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. The attention is not without merit. Canada, Russia and, to a lesser degree, Team USA, are stacked up front and, while not perfect, all three countries expect to unleash a very impressive overall lineup.

Sweden will be no exception as they too will ice a very well-rounded roster. Let’s face it; Sweden has an excellent shot at winning it all. Don’t believe my hype? Let’s take an early look at my picks to make the Olympic squad in 2010.



LW: Daniel Sedin    C: Henrik Sedin    RW: Daniel Alfredsson

Hampered by a broken foot for much of the 2009-10 season, Daniel Sedin will still get the nod as a member of Sweden’s No. 1 line. His chemistry with brother Henrik is legendary, so don’t believe for a moment that Sweden is going t ...

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