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    Does anyone have an update on Forsberg's status?

    Johan Franzen finally returned to the line-up for Detroit after being out of action for four months. However, Tomas Holmstrom is out of the line-up with a knee injury. In addition, Niklas Kronwall will also be out of the line-up for Detroit's game on Thursday because of an injury.

    Initial reports indicated that Gustafsson didn't feel that Franzen would be in good enough condition to play in the Olympics. This upset Franzen, who was quoted as saying that he id not agree with Gustafsson's assessment. Now that Holmstrom is injured, the latest rumor is that Franzen may take Holmstrom's place on the Swedish roster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kharlamov View Post
    Does anyone have an update on Forsberg's status?

    Johan Franzen finally returned to the line-up for Detroit after being out of action for four months. However, Tomas Holmstrom is out of the line-up with a knee injury. In addition, Niklas Kronwall will also be out of the line-up for Detroit's game on Thursday because of an injury.

    Initial reports indicated that Gustafsson didn't feel that Franzen would be in good enough condition to play in the Olympics. This upset Franzen, who was quoted as saying some unkind things about Gustafsson. Now that Holmstrom is injured, the latest rumor is that Franzen may take Holmstrom's place on the Swedish roster.
    Forsberg played with MODO U20 team yesterday to see that everything was okay. The practice went fine, so Foppa has told the press and the coach of the national team that he will be playing at the olympics.

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    Does anyone know who will be the captain of the Swedish team? I assume that it will be Alfredsson or Lidstrom.

    Does the photo on this page offer a clue?

    http://www.iihf.com/channels10/olymp...ash=dfcb4da064


    Does the photo show an "A" on the front of the #5 Sweden jersey (which would presumably be Lidstrom's jersey)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kharlamov View Post
    Does anyone know who will be the captain of the Swedish team? I assume that it will be Alfredsson or Lidstrom.

    Does the photo on this page offer a clue?

    http://www.iihf.com/channels10/olymp...ash=dfcb4da064



    Does the photo show an "A" on the front of the #5 Sweden jersey (which would presumably be Lidstrom's jersey)?

    It must be Niklas Kronwall's jersey. He has #55. What I know Gustafsson said Lidstrom will be captain. But of course that can changed.

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    IT'S CONFIRMED!!!!!

    Peter Forsberg will carrying the swedish flag in the opening cermorny!!!!!!!!

    http://www.expressen.se/sport/os2010...os-invigningen

    well-deserved!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthMaul View Post
    IT'S CONFIRMED!!!!!

    Peter Forsberg will carrying the swedish flag in the opening cermorny!!!!!!!!

    http://www.expressen.se/sport/os2010...os-invigningen

    well-deserved!!!
    He really deserves it!

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    Bad news for Sweden as Tomas Holmstrom was injured Saturday against the Ottawa Senators. Apparently, a knee injury. Reports indicate his participation in the olympic games is in doubt now.

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    Yes, Holmstrom was injured in the first period of the Ottawa-Detroit game last night. I suspect that Johan Franzen will take his place on the Swedish roster.

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    I believe that it is official now. Holmstrom is out of the Olympics and Franzen will be taking his place on the Swedish roster. Franzen is on his way to Vancouver.

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    Too bad Holmstrom is out but yeaaaaaaah for Franzen.

    I wish both of them could play and Sweden could leave out Fredrik Modin instead. I still don't know what he doing in Team Sweden...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthMaul View Post
    Too bad Holmstrom is out but yeaaaaaaah for Franzen.

    I wish both of them could play and Sweden could leave out Fredrik Modin instead. I still don't know what he doing in Team Sweden...
    I agree. Modin is way past his prime.

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    How could they name anyone other than Lidstrom captain?

    His resume and accomplishments eclipse every other player on Sweden - and almost the whole world - by a wide margin. He's one of the greatest players to ever play the sport.

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    Sometimes the captain is not the most obvious choice because the coaches want to spread the responsibility around. The natural leaders like Lidström will be leaders with or without the C. Giving the C to another guy may make that guy work harder on and off the ice.

    Dunno if that is the case with this team Sweden though.
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    It's confirmed!

    Lidstrom IS the captain! The Swedish federation wrote this on their website.

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    Edler suspended two more games

    Well. Edler suspended two more games. What to say about this? I'm not swedish fan but this is ridiculous. Edler got suspended from the rest of the tournament already and now this???

    What about Getzlaf then? 1 game for the same thing? Oh, I forgot. He is Canadien.
    Have you tried turning it off and on again?
    Better now?

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    Not quite the same thing.

    1. Mikus tried to avoid what would have been a shoulder-to-shoulder check. in fact, he did manage to move his upper body out of the way. However, Getzlaf kept on his line and the contact was knee-on-knee. Suspendable, but not quite the same thing.

    2. Edler not only did not attempt a shoulder-on-shoulder bodycheck, he actively avoided one. Staal never moved to avoid a direct bodycheck, in fact he braced for it. Edler is the one that moved sideways, ensuring that only his knee/leg was out to make contact with Staal.

    So, in case 1, you have a player who was braced for a clean hit and through circumstance, ended up making accidental knee-on-knee contact. The length of his suspension reflected this situation. In case 2, you have a player who avoided the clean hit, choosing instead to strike in a dangerous manner against a player who was prepared for a clean hit. The additional suspension reflects this.

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    According to Swedish coach Pär Mårts, Tobias Enstrom has declined to represent Sweden in Sochi. I learned the news though Linus Hugosson (@linushugosson) on Twitter. Apparently, Enstrom "wants to focus fully on his season with the Jets."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steigs View Post
    According to Swedish coach Pär Mårts, Tobias Enstrom has declined to represent Sweden in Sochi. I learned the news though Linus Hugosson (@linushugosson) on Twitter. Apparently, Enstrom "wants to focus fully on his season with the Jets."
    WHAT???
    With all due respect...is he absolutely insane?
    Most players would give their left nut to be on their respective
    countries Olympic team, especially since Sweden is a gold medal contender.
    The Jets are, to put it charitably, not really considered Cup material.
    They missed the playoffs entirely while playing in the weaker Eastern Conference
    last year and the odds of them grabbing a playoff berth in the West this season
    are even slimmer.
    Indeed, already the only team the Jets are ahead of at the moment are the woeful Oilers.
    At 29, Enstrom has a few more good years left and therefore a chance to play in the playoffs
    ...the chances of doing it this year with that Jets team,though, is pretty remote.
    But at his age, turning down a chance to play in the Olympics with a pretty good chance
    of winning
    seems crazy.
    By 2018, the choice to play in the Olympics may not be his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatleysucks View Post
    WHAT???
    With all due respect...is he absolutely insane?
    Most players would give their left nut to be on their respective
    countries Olympic team, especially since Sweden is a gold medal contender.
    The Jets are, to put it charitably, not really considered Cup material.
    They missed the playoffs entirely while playing in the weaker Eastern Conference
    last year and the odds of them grabbing a playoff berth in the West this season
    are even slimmer.
    Indeed, already the only team the Jets are ahead of at the moment are the woeful Oilers.
    At 29, Enstrom has a few more good years left and therefore a chance to play in the playoffs
    ...the chances of doing it this year with that Jets team,though, is pretty remote.
    But at his age, turning down a chance to play in the Olympics with a pretty good chance
    of winning
    seems crazy.
    By 2018, the choice to play in the Olympics may not be his.
    I don't even know what he was thinking in making this decision. Though give him credit, it takes guts to make that decision.
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    Sweden Hockey Federation announced injured Johan Franzen will be replaced in Olympics roster by his teammate at Detroit Red Wings Gustav Nyquist.

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    Swedish goaltender Valentina Wallner has deceased Swedish goaltender Stefan Liv as her role model and has his face painted on her helmet, hyll2.jpg.

    According to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, the International Olympic Committee has ruled that she must tape over the picture due to Olympic rules. She has also been forced to tape over "Stefan Liv" that is written on her goalie stick.
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    Henrik Sedin is out of the Olympic Tournament with a rib injury. He is replaced by Marcus Johansson from Washington Capitals.
    Cum bibam cervisiam gaudeo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennison View Post
    Swedish goaltender Valentina Wallner has deceased Swedish goaltender Stefan Liv as her role model and has his face painted on her helmet, hyll2.jpg.

    According to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, the International Olympic Committee has ruled that she must tape over the picture due to Olympic rules. She has also been forced to tape over "Stefan Liv" that is written on her goalie stick.
    What Olympic rules? That makes no sense...

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    Apparently you are not allowed to have faces or names on your equipment. That could be misused for political purposes I suppose...
    Cum bibam cervisiam gaudeo.

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    The IOC is disgraceful. These things should be looked at on a case by case basis. There was clearly no political intent here. She was merely trying to honor someone who tragically died, and that is patently obvious.

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    Swedish Olympic team captain Henrik Zetterberg is out of the tournament after his back problems flared up. His disk hernia is apparently so bad that he cannot fly back to Detroit for treatment until his back has improved some.

    Niklas Kronwall has been named the new team captain, with Gabriel Landeskog and Daniel Alfredsson assisting.
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